The Melting Point of Paraffin Wax
Paraffin wax (or petroleum wax) is a soft colorless solid, derived from petroleum, coal or shale oil, that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms.
They are refined by means of a carefully controlled selective solvent process into different melting point grades, each having exceptional gloss and resistance to blocking. Their properties are a little different generally every 2 ℃, such as 52,54,56,58.
Melting point has great effect on paraffin’s hardness. High melting point paraffin wax belongs to hard paraffin wax,low melting point paraffin wax is soft paraffin wax. The melting point of soft paraffin wax is usually below 54 ℃. Ffaith has 48℃ soft paraffin wax.
There is another classification of paraffin wax according to the melting point. Light grade can be minimum 58 ℃ and maximum 60 ℃ and in heavy grade, it is 62-64 ℃. Light grade is used in mild and cold weather country like Russia,Canada, Germany,etc. Heavy grade is used in hot weather countries like South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam,etc.
Ffaith has comprehensive types of paraffin waxes with melting point from 48 ℃ to 66 ℃. Welcome to contact us for the latest paraffin wax price.