Paraffins and waxes are a type of hydrocarbon produced during the refining of crude oil. They are used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, including candles, coatings, and packaging materials. In this article, we will provide a summary of paraffins and waxes produced in oil, including their properties, production methods, and applications.

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Paraffins and waxes are made up of long-chain hydrocarbons, which can vary in length from 20 to over 100 carbon atoms. They are characterized by their high melting points, which range from 40°C to over 80°C, depending on their chain length and molecular structure. Paraffins and waxes are also relatively inert and have low reactivity with other chemicals.


Paraffins and waxes are produced during the refining of crude oil. The first step in the production process is to separate the crude oil into its various components, such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The remaining heavy fractions, known as residual oils, are then further processed to produce paraffins and waxes.

The production of paraffins and waxes involves a complex series of processes, including solvent extraction, dewaxing, and hydrotreating. Solvent extraction is used to remove impurities from the crude oil, while dewaxing is used to remove any wax present in the crude oil. Hydrotreating is used to further refine the crude oil, removing any remaining impurities and improving the quality of the final product.


Paraffins and waxes have a wide range of applications in various industries. One of the most common applications is in the production of candles. Paraffin wax is a popular choice for candle makers because it is relatively inexpensive, easy to work with, and has a low melting point. Waxes are also used in the production of coatings, such as those used in food packaging, as well as in the production of lubricants, polishes, and other industrial products.

In the pharmaceutical industry, waxes are used as excipients, which are inactive ingredients that are added to medications to improve their physical properties. For example, waxes can be used to improve the stability and consistency of ointments, creams, and suppositories.

Paraffins and waxes are important industrial materials that are produced from crude oil. They have a wide range of applications in various industries, including candles, coatings, and pharmaceuticals. The production of paraffins and waxes involves a complex series of processes, including solvent extraction, dewaxing, and hydrotreating. As such, the production of paraffins and waxes requires a high level of expertise and technology, making it an important industry in the global economy.

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Liquid paraffin is a byproduct of crude oil processing. The produced product has a medium viscosity and is used in a variety of industries, including pesticides, textiles, cable production, battery production, defense industries, dyeing, glue, cloud production (polystyrene foam), estrange oil production, insulation, wax and polishing, cosmetics and hygiene. This sort of paraffin can be offered in a variety of grades and packaging options.

liquid paraffin in steel drums on the pallets


Normal paraffin is derived from kerosene, which includes an average of 25 to 20 percent paraffin. More than 80 percent of normal paraffin is utilized to make laboratory chemicals, such as linear alkylbenzene (LAB), and it is used in a variety of industrial applications, including synthetic resins, paint and varnish, degreasing agents, and printing ink. In industries that manufacture polymers and resins, paints, art coatings, and fat renderers, normal paraffin functions as a solvent.


Emulsion Paraffin is a sort of colloidal mixture formed by the mixing of oil or wax with water. Emulsion is made up of two immiscible substances, one of which is suspended in the other.

Emulsions are classified into two types: water in oil and oil in water. The emulsion offered by petro naft is an oil-in-water emulsion because the shattered particles of paraffin wax are suspended in water. These particles were used to form a solid paraffin emulsion in addition to antistatic materials used in the chipboard and MDF production industries, and they were effective as insulation in glue for chipboard production, and they played the role of waterproofing in wooden products with the help of suitable emulsifiers.

Paraffin emulsion in petronaft's Lab


Granulated paraffin wax is a structure belonging to the polymer class. Granules are employed in a variety of sectors, including rubber manufacturing, plastics manufacturing, etc. In order to suit the demands of its clients, the PetroNaft Co. has offered granulated paraffin and utilized light paraffins containing less than 1% oil in recent years.

It should be emphasized that in the creation of paraffin granules, light and dry (oil-free) paraffin must be used to avoid the granules from sticking together. Due to the structural form, temperature, and pressure under which paraffin is granulated, the fundamental objective in the manufacturing of granules has been to get a material with improved qualities that is acceptable for use in a variety of industries.


The history of Vaseline or petroleum jelly:

Vaseline or petroleum jelly was not as popular in the past compared to today’s commercial powerhouse. This item, once known as “wonder jelly,” was created by Robert Chesebrough. Chesebrough was inspired by the sight of workers putting a byproduct of oil drilling on their dry, cracked skin. This byproduct was crude petroleum jelly, sometimes known as stick wax. The employees applied stick wax to areas of their skin that were wrinkled and dry. Chesebrough chose to do more investigation on this petroleum jelly. Robert did several experiments at the refinery in order to create a safer and superior product. Vaseline or petroleum jelly was a versatile remedy for dry and cracked skin, but its composition was unstable and harmful.

What is Vaseline or petroleum jelly?

Vaseline or petroleum jelly is a semisolid material derived from petrolatum and composed of hydrocarbons containing more than 20 carbon atoms per molecule. Petroleum jelly is an odorless, colorless material having a melting point between 40 and 70 degrees Celsius. As a lubricant, it has several industrial uses. Vaseline or petroleum jelly is a product derived from petroleum. Since its invention by Robert Chesebrough, this substance has been utilized as a lubricant. This product is suitable for treating skin wrinkles. Despite the fact that it does not moisturize the skin, it has good benefits. Vaseline or petroleum jelly are also used to treat psoriasis and rosacea.

Vaseline or petroleum jelly is a commonly accessible substance on the market. This lotion repairs, revitalizes, and hydrates dry, cracked skin. This semisolid material is a combination of hydrocarbons often found in petroleum. Therefore, Vaseline and petroleum jelly are also known as petroleum jelly. Unilever is the original brand of Vaseline or petroleum jelly, which was formerly touted as 100 percent pure petroleum jelly. This product has been in the top category of skin care products for over 135 years.

Through the extraction of liquid hydrocarbons in crude oil refineries, crude oil is turned into oil with usable properties after processing. Following vacuum distillation and filtering via bone charcoal, petroleum jelly or the raw ingredient for Vaseline or petroleum jelly is produced. Petroleum jelly, or the primary component of Vaseline or petroleum jelly, constitutes the greatest portion of the combination of Vaseline or petroleum jelly. This mineral is mined at several locations around Africa. Vaseline or petroleum jelly has six primary components (raw materials). This item contains petroleum jelly, paraffin oil, paraffin wax, lanolin, and vitamin E. Petroleum jelly, paraffin oil, and paraffin wax are crude oil byproducts.

paraffin in pe drums on the pallets ready to export


This material is a refined combination of saturated and solid aliphatic hydrocarbons formed during the de-oiling phase of various oil refining processes. This substance’s molecular structure consists of a lengthy and branching hydrocarbon chain.

The features of microcrystal wax vary based on the crude oil source, purification process, and degree of purification. Some are malleable like wax, while others are brittle and shatter readily. The melting point range of microcrystalline wax is 63 to 93 degrees Celsius (145 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit). Depending on the quantity and technique of purification, the color of microcrystalline wax ranges from creamy white to dark brown. Microcrystalline wax and paraffin are both solid petroleum compounds with the same origin, yet there are structural distinctions between these two solid substances.

What differentiates microcrystalline wax from paraffin:

Since microcrystalline wax and paraffin are derived from the same source, I felt it important to discuss the distinctions and similarities between these two substances. In general, the molecular mass of microcrystalline wax is more than that of paraffin wax, yet its crystal structure is much finer. The melting temperature of this substance is consequently greater than that of paraffin wax. Microcrystalline wax’s microcrystalline structure allows it to bind liquids or oils, preventing the composition from perspiration.

Among the structural differences between these two materials, the fineness of microcrystalline wax crystals relative to paraffin is notable. In general, microcrystalline wax is darker, more viscous, thick, tacky, and stretchy than paraffin waxes, and it also has a greater molecular weight and melting temperature. The branched chain components of microcrystalline wax are responsible for its sticky and elastic capabilities. Microcrystalline wax’s crystal structure is microscopic and thin, and its flexibility exceeds that of paraffin wax.

Among the structural differences between these two materials, the fineness of microcrystalline wax crystals relative to paraffin is notable. In general, microcrystalline wax is darker, more viscous, thick, tacky, and stretchy than paraffin waxes, and it also has a greater molecular weight and melting temperature. The branched chain components of microcrystalline wax are responsible for its sticky and elastic capabilities. Microcrystalline wax’s crystal structure is microscopic and thin, and its flexibility exceeds that of paraffin wax.

Microcrystalline wax packaging:

Microcrystalline wax is manufactured in 5-kilogram slabs that are packaged in cardboard or polypropylene bags.

some microcrystalline wax


Residue wax or foots oil is a byproduct of the manufacturing of solid paraffin; it is an abundant source of base oil and free fatty acids.

Applications of residual wax or foot oil:

It is used extensively in the shoe business, the plastics sector, polishing, the chipboard industry, and the wood industry in general. Residue wax, often known as foots oil, is an oily byproduct of solid paraffin manufacturing. During this procedure, when the de-oiling operation is done on the raw material (slack wax), the removed material with a high oil content is separated and provided as residual wax. Depending on the amount of oil, this substance is either liquid or semi-solid at room temperature.


Polyethylene wax is an odorless, colorless, clear solid crystal with no discernible odor or color. Heavy wax polythenes are generated at low and medium pressure and have a linear structure. Polyethylene’s lubricating nature leads the melt to separate from the metal, while the surface smoothest the interface between the metal and PVC and has a unique influence on the product’s glossiness. Polyethylene wax is often made in emulsion and non-emulsion forms. The distinction between these two varieties is their molecular mass, which ranges between 2000 and 4000. This material comes in both HDPE and LDPE varieties.

Less resistant and flexible than other polythenes, polyethylene wax offers a good resilience to chemicals and environmental stressors. This sort of polyethylene wax is the most popular polyethylene type in the world. This substance may disperse and activate polyethylene, polypropylene, and ABS. As previously stated, this material is employed as an external lubricant in PVC. Due to its molecular weight and homogeneous melting point, polyethylene wax is purer than other polythenes and has superior performance. Utilizing this material during the extrusion process with an extruder boosts the output rate by about 30%.

The polyethylene wax manufacturing procedure:

One of the byproducts of the polyethylene synthesis process is polyethylene wax. In a three-phase reactor, ethylene gas is dissolved in hexane, and the polymerization process is carried out with the catalyst. This method contains two primary and secondary branches. In the primary flow of polymer with a little amount of solvent and the secondary flow of wax with a small amount of solvent, they exit the reactor.

By disrupting the molecular chain of light linear polyethylene, another form of polyethylene wax is created. These materials are manufactured with high purity and a restricted dispersion of chain length. In this approach, following the manufacture of wax from polyethylene, polar groups combine with wax chains to form polar wax, which is used in the paint, polymer, and coating industries. Another of its most common applications is the cheap manufacturing of polyethylene wax emulsion.

Wax generally refers to organic compounds that are solid at normal ambient temperature but become liquid when exposed to higher temperatures. The chemical makeup of polyethylene wax is quite complicated, and oil is one of its primary manufacturing sources. There are one or more identical molecules in polyethylene wax, although their molecular weights vary. This material contracts as the temperature drops and expands when the temperature rises. Changes in temperature have a significant impact on the look of waxes, which become more flexible as the temperature rises.

some pe wax flake


Slack wax is a substance made of wax and oil that is a byproduct of refineries that produce motor oil and the raw ingredient for the creation of paraffin. This product is derived from Lubcat, which is a waste oil, during the process of manufacturing motor oils. In the manufacturing of paraffin, slack wax is introduced into the production system as feed, and after de-oiling and decolorization, it is transformed into the ultimate product, paraffin wax. This procedure yields an additional product known as residual wax or foots oil or residue wax, which has several industrial applications.

Slack wax is one of the three-graded petroleum products: light, heavy, and extremely heavy. This commodity is used to make candles, matches, soil and grass protection products, waterproofing, perfume, cosmetics, grease, and adhesives, among other things. This substance is yellow or brown and readily liquefies.

Slack wax is a mixture of paraffin wax and crude oil-derived oil. The melting points of slack wax range from mild to heavy. Slack wax is a combination of carbon and alkanes. The item is generated from paraffin and is obtained during the manufacturing of paraffin. During the manufacturing of paraffin wax, slack wax is introduced as a raw material, and after purification, staining, and bleaching, it is ultimately changed into various grades of paraffin wax. The extracted oil during the contamination process is referred to as “residual wax.” In terms of fat and oil content, loose wax is often dark and varies between 5% and 30%. There are three categories of slack wax: very heavy, heavy, and light. Heavy slack wax has a melting temperature between 62 and 66 degrees Celsius, whereas light slack wax has a melting point between 47 and 53 degrees Celsius.


The history of paraffin wax:

The German scientist who invented paraffin wax around 1830. He attempted to extract and purify the naturally occurring petroleum components in crude oil. The influence of paraffin wax on the creation and production of many kinds of candles has been substantial. Initially, paraffin wax has a low melting point, but when stearic acid is added, its melting point rises. Due to the expansion of the meat and oil packing industries in the early 20th century, the production of paraffin wax and stearic acid grew. The inclusion of paraffin wax in a candle causes it to burn more slowly and produce fewer drippings, and its creation and manufacturing are less expensive than those of other candles. It is less expensive.

There are two types of solid paraffins: light paraffin (microcrystal) and heavy paraffin (microcrystal). Paraffin wax is solid at room temperature but begins to melt at temperatures over 37 degrees Celsius. Paraffin wax has a boiling point of 370 degrees Celsius (698 degrees Fahrenheit). Comparatively more refined than other paraffins, paraffin wax is commonly utilized in the food and cosmetics sectors. Paraffin wax has several applications, including electrical insulation, lubrication, and candle making. Crayons are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is distinct from kerosene and other petroleum compounds, which are also commonly referred to as paraffin.

Applications of paraffin wax:

1-paraffin wax is also extensively employed in a variety of sectors, including candle making, paper and fabric waterproofing, the production of different polishers, the rubber industry, etc. In addition to this form of medication, it is used in the creation and manufacture of several other health items.

2-the cosmetics industry’s use of paraffin wax.

3-paraffin wax or solid is used to coat tablets and is also an essential element in the creation of a variety of creams and lotions.

4-to insulate against the ozone layer and to reduce tire wear and tear, paraffin wax is used in the manufacture of automobile tires.

5-application of paraffin wax in agricultural fertilizer: agricultural enterprises employ paraffin wax to manufacture chemical fertilizers.

6-Additionally, textile, paper, food, matchmaking, and paint industries use paraffin wax.

petro naft Paraffin wax factory

The properties of paraffin wax:

Paraffin wax has a melting point between 46 and 68 degrees Celsius and a density of around 900 kg/m3. Insoluble in water, paraffin wax may be dissolved in ether, petroleum compounds, and esters (high salts).

Although paraffin wax is resistant to chemical reactions, it burns readily. The combustion heat of paraffin wax is about 42 megajoules per kilogram.

In chemistry, paraffin wax and alkane (a group of hydrocarbon stearates that includes methane, ethane, and propane) are used interchangeably to refer to hydrocarbons having the general formula nnh2n+2. The term paraffin wax has its origins in Latin.

The electrical resistance of paraffin wax is between 1013 and 1017 ohms, making it an effective electrical insulator. Paraffin wax is superior to almost all petroleum-based products with the exception of plastics.

In 1932, James Chadwick employed paraffin wax as a neutron moderator in his efforts to detect neutrons.

Paraffin wax is an effective substance for heat storage. This material has a heat capacity of 2.14-2.9 j g1 kJ, and its melting temperatures range from 200 to 220 joules.

Because paraffin wax flows swiftly when it melts, it may be utilized in industrial and domestic thermostats, as well as automobile thermostats.

To produce paraffin wax:

Acid wax, a combination of oil and wax, serves as the basic material for the creation of paraffin wax. This material is a byproduct of lubricant oil refining.

Separating the liquid oil from the solid oil is the first stage in creating paraffin wax. separating oils by crystallization. Typically, wax is melted, combined with one or more solvents such as ketones, and then cooled.

As the solution cools, the wax separates from it, leaving just the oil. This solution is developed in two ways: solid (wax combined with a little amount of solvent) and liquid (oil and solvent).

Paraffin wax is formed once the solvent is replenished during the distillation process. Increase the usage of paraffin wax to eliminate corrosion and smells. Combining solid and liquid wax may produce the desired output.

Adding carbon to paraffin wax alters its crystallization characteristics, making it valuable for industrial applications.

Typically, Eva and polyethylene copolymers are used for both modification and purification. Rarely is pure paraffin wax used for original metal engravings and moldings due to its brittleness at room temperature and danger of shattering during handling.

Sculptures are better created using paraffin waxes that are as soft and flexible as beeswax.

two slabs of paraffin wax

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Frequently Asked Questions About PARAFFIN AND WAX

In the petrochemical industry, oil or coal is used to extract paraffin wax, a soft, oily material that is white or colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is composed of hydrocarbon molecules with twenty to forty carbon atoms. Depending on the kind of paraffin wax, its melting temperature ranges between 37 and 65 degrees Celsius.

The first significant form of crude oil is paraffins, often known as alkanes. cnh2n+2 is the general formula for paraffins. The simplest and lightest paraffin molecule is methane, which has the formula ch4. Les paraffins with less than five carbon atoms are gaseous at standard pressure and temperature. Other gaseous paraffins besides methane include ethane, propane, and butane. For convenience, they are commonly referred to as c1 to c4 from c5 through c15, paraffins are liquid at normal temperature and pressure. Hydrocarbons containing more than fifteen carbon atoms (c15) are very viscous or viscous and solid waxes. All types of paraffins may be seen above c40.

This chemical compound with the formula cnh2n+2 was discovered in 1850. Today, paraffin is manufactured for use in the industrial, food, and health sectors and is employed in some capacity by the vast majority of enterprises. The most well-known use of paraffin is candle making, which has been practiced for centuries. It is primarily utilized as a feedstock for petrochemicals, as well as in the manufacturing of rubber and plastic, PVC, paraffin syrup, and the long-term preservation of fruits.


To understand how to use paraffin wax, you must first understand that, in addition to industrial purposes, paraffin has been used in traditional medicine since the time of the Romans. However, since the 1960s, it has been created to clean skin pores, eliminate wrinkles, and moisturize the face. As a primary component, paraffin may be used to treat dry and parched skin. Maintaining and feeding dry skin needs a great deal of time and effort, and it may even be costly, since most solutions only provide temporary relief. However, paraffin therapy can be a successful and cost-efficient treatment for dry skin.


Chesebrough developed a unique formula for producing petroleum jelly. This substance was once semi-solid, translucent, and odorless. Since then, the manufacturing processes and components of Vaseline and petroleum jelly have evolved somewhat. In comparison to the past, the distillation and filtration process has remained largely unchanged. Therefore, synthetic petroleum jelly has many more chemicals than pure petroleum jelly. The only petroleum jelly product to undergo three steps of purification is Vaseline or petroleum jelly. The process of purification involves distillation, deaeration, and filtering. These stages guarantee that the final product is as homogeneous and devoid of air bubbles as feasible.

1-paraffin oil and paraffin wax:

Paraffin wax and paraffin oil are two essential components of petroleum jelly or Vaseline. The word "paraffin" is often used for "alkane." In actuality, paraffin oil is used to modify the consistency of Vaseline or petroleum jelly. Paraffin oil is a chemical that simultaneously moisturizes and delivers nutrients to the skin. Alternatively, paraffin oil may be used as an ignitable hydrocarbon or as jet fuel. After distillation, another byproduct that is created is paraffin wax. This product is then separated and purified in preparation for subsequent mixing with paraffin oil. This chemical is used with paraffin oil-based slack wax. Additionally, slack wax is a byproduct of lubricating gel. The paraffin wax is refined by a solvent and sweating purification process.

2-Vaseline or petroleum jelly secondary ingredients, petrolatum:

One of the secondary components used to produce petroleum jelly is petrolatum. Several procedures exist for purifying natural petrolatum, including treatment with sulfuric acid and subsequent neutralization with sodium hydroxide. The process involves filtering via white earth, animal charcoal, silica gel, or aluminum silicate, solvent extraction, and catalytic hydrogenation. The sole difference between yellow and white petroleum jelly or Vaseline is that white petroleum jelly or Vaseline is more refined. This operation results in the creation of a semisolid and colorless substance. To produce white petrolatum, secondary crude oil source ingredients must be combined. Vitamin E is added to the mixture after it has been packed in polypropylene containers and machine molds.

In general, the initial extraction of crude oil is detrimental to the environment. Petroleum jelly byproducts may not contribute directly to greenhouse gas emissions, but the refining and refining processes release carbon dioxide. Extraction of basic materials, separation, purification, fusion, and combining of these elements all have environmental effects. Coconut oil is the only viable alternative to Vaseline and petroleum jelly. In terms of distribution, transportation, recycling, and waste management, Vaseline and petroleum jelly do not constitute a significant challenge.


This non-cancerous substance is processed in three distinct steps. Petroleum jelly is an organic substance that lacks scent, color, and other external stimuli. Additionally, it contains anti-allergic characteristics and does not clog the skin's pores. The stated apps may not be particularly beneficial for certain individuals. However, even if this product's expiry date has not passed, it may still have acceptable effects.

The possible uses of petroleum jelly are mentioned in the next section. For instance, did you know that petroleum jelly may be used to prevent mosquito bites when strolling in insect-filled environments?

1-petroleum jelly is flammable:

Petroleum jelly is excellent for burning wood and other materials. Many outdoor enthusiasts saturate cotton balls with petroleum jelly and store them in a sealed container. Then, when the fire is to be ignited, these cotton balls are thrown into the flames. These cotton balls ignite extremely rapidly and may sustain a fire for up to 10 minutes in windy or humid conditions.

Frequently, gas pads in the military are submerged in petroleum jelly. Vaseline or petroleum jelly is used by the military as an incendiary agent and to heal wounds. Vaseline or petroleum jelly may be poured to any wool material and then tossed into a fire to ignite it. You may improve the performance of toilet paper by dipping it in petroleum jelly and then burning it in a tiny fire. This material stokes your little flame.

2-make candles from petroleum jelly:

Candles may also be made using Vaseline and petroleum jelly. Pour a considerable quantity of Vaseline or petroleum jelly into a small ash-filled container or tray. Take a cotton ball and wrap it in a combination of ash and Vaseline or petroleum jelly to create a wick. The mixture is then coated with a little amount of Vaseline or petroleum jelly and dipped into the container. igniting the end of the wick the candle must be burning until all of the petroleum jelly has burned.

3-lubricating property:

Petroleum jelly may be used to lubricate industrial machinery's movement. This substance is also used to prevent door hinges from creaking. If you do not have grease, you may lube the bicycle chain using petroleum jelly. Additionally, you may oil any wheel with bearings. This oil may also be used to lubricate the keyholes so that the keys spin easily in the lock. Vaseline or petroleum jelly applied to light sockets, appliance shelves, the refrigerator, or the oven will prevent sticking. Applying Vaseline or petroleum jelly facilitates the movement of shower curtains and closet doors.

Additionally, petroleum jelly helps windows slide freely and smoothly. Additionally, this product keeps clothes zippers from sticking. If you are concerned about battery corrosion and rust on metal surfaces, just apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly to these areas.

4-first aid:

Petroleum jelly has several first aid applications. Vaseline or petroleum jelly keeps the skin moist. Additionally, this popular component may shield the skin from severe drying factors. Additionally, it cures sutured wounds rapidly. If you have dry or cracked skin, just apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly to the afflicted area and wear gloves for twenty minutes. Use this product solely for minor injuries such as scrapes, burns, and cuts. Vaseline or petroleum jelly should not be used to serious burns because it promotes infection.

Vaseline or petroleum jelly may be used to many types of dry skin, including cracked and dry heels. To eliminate dry heels, use Vaseline or petroleum jelly before to bedtime, then put on socks and sleep. You see that the dryness of your heels has disappeared by morning.

Petroleum jelly is excellent for soothing skin irritations. Petroleum jelly or Vaseline may be used to prevent diaper rash. Additionally, use this lotion to avoid blisters and sores during extended walks. As previously stated, Vaseline or petroleum jelly may prevent wind and cold from irritating the skin. Vaseline or petroleum jelly is used around fingernails and toenails to cure dry skin. You may use a mixture of petroleum jelly and Epsom salt as a scrub for your face or feet.


1-keep insects away:

When sprayed on hard surfaces, Vaseline or petroleum jelly helps eliminate banana pests like ants. This solution is great for keeping insects from entering food storage and pet food in particular. Additionally, if you want to avoid cockroach bites, you may put Vaseline or petroleum jelly on the insect's entry.

Additionally, if mosquitoes disturb your sleep, you may put petroleum jelly on a piece of paper and lay it next to your bed. Applying Vaseline or petroleum jelly on a long piece of paper and placing it close to a lamp or light source can result in the death of several mosquitoes within an hour. Place a sheet of paper soaked in Vaseline or petroleum jelly next to your reading lamp if you have the habit of studying late at night or preparing tomorrow's work. Insects will immediately adhere to the paper and be unable to move.

2-you can lubricate the spark plugs with petroleum jelly:

If you often use candles, don't forget to bring petroleum jelly. The candle wax melts and pours continually down the edges of the candle, filling the candle holder with molten wax. This volume is difficult to extract from the cooled wax. Occasionally, the wooden supports that hold the candle may be broken. Apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly on the candle holders prior to lighting and utilizing candles. If an enormous mound of cooled wax has gathered on the support legs, this wax may be simply removed from the candle base.

3-care of leather products:

If you have leather objects in your house, Vaseline or petroleum jelly may be used to maintain them. There are several leather protectors and conditioners on the market, but they are unnecessary. Only petroleum jelly or Vaseline can restore damaged and dry leather to its former condition.

4-face correction:

Vaseline or petroleum jelly has two primary purposes in facial correction. This cream is most often used to the shaved area to reduce discomfort and keep moisture. However, petroleum jelly may be substituted for depilatory cream. In the absence of shaving cream, apply a tiny quantity of this product to the targeted region, and then shave away the undesired hair. Be cautious not to cause a cut on your skin with the razor.


- Plastic and injection product manufacturing.

- Food and dairy product packaging.

- Manufacture of water and sewage pipes as well as gas-pressurized pipes

- Polyethylene wax is used as a waterproofing ingredient in the manufacturing of wood composite boards such as MDF, chipboard, OSB boards, and other wood goods.

- Polyethylene wax is used to make a variety of candle kinds. There are several sorts of candles, and they are no longer just used for illumination. Numerous manufactured candles include a decorative element.

- Polyethylene wax is used to create chlorinated paraffin, a lubricant and flame retardant used in PVC pipes. This substance is used in metalworking fluids and other lubricants as well.

- Polished wax Many food, cosmetic, and health goods include polythenes, which are non-toxic.

This kind of wax is commonly utilized in the cosmetics sector, particularly in moisturizing lotions and sunscreens.

- Polyethylene wax is one of the most vital and essential components of rubber tires, serving to preserve the rubber and prevent cracking in various kinds of rubber.

This material forms a layer of protection between the tire's surface and the air.

- This substance has been used for many years to polish timber floors in an effort to safeguard them. The presence of polyethylene wax in the polish slows the entry of air and moisture into the flooring; hence, the flooring lasts longer and wears out later.

- Edible polyethylene wax is used to make fruits and citrus fruits glossy. This material is sprayed on fruits in order to improve their look and prevent oxidation. Additionally, it is added to certain cheeses to avoid drying out.

- Edible waxes are also used in colored pencils and crayons, and since they are non-toxic, they pose no threat to the user, particularly youngsters.


Unlike paraffin wax, slack wax is utilized in the manufacturing of industrial items as a compounder or a waterproofing agent. Candles, emulsions, building boards, matches, rust preventives and moisture vapor insulators, polishes, inks, lubricants and greases, adhesives and sealants, waxes, fuels, fragrances and cosmetics, and personal care items are all examples of goods that use these unique substances. Also generated from slack wax are carbon paper, dust-isolating compounds, and controlled release materials for industry. The flash point of slack wax is over 200°C, while the first boiling point is above 280°C. This product is not flammable by UN-GHS standards, but since it includes petroleum, it burns like fuel.


This product is neither self-reactive nor self-heating, and its heating does not result in exothermic breakdown. It is semisolid at room temperature and should be stored away from oxidizing agents at a temperature of around 80 degrees Celsius. Laboratory animals are marginally harmed by inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with slack wax.

Various forms of slack wax are used as a compounder, a moisture insulator, and in the production of a variety of industrial items. Unlike completely refined waxes, slack wax contains between 5 and 30 percent petroleum, depending on the formulation. This substance is also considered a byproduct of lubricating oil manufacture. Numerous industrial processes may use slack wax as a productive factor. Additionally, this product may be combined, blended, or refined further.

In the process of dewaxing the grain, slack wax and petrolatum are produced that contain considerable quantities of oil. Thus, 10 to 30 percent of the weight of slack wax is often oil. In this context, "oil" refers to a combination of dissolved components at the filtration temperature. Moreover, this chemical degrades certain essential qualities of wax. At a high temperature, portions of slack wax are pre-crystallized.


These waxes, like paraffin wax, have a relatively low melting point and are constituted mostly of isoalkane. Moreover, all slack waxes possess the same hazardous qualities. These substances, namely oil and substances with a low melting point, must thus be eliminated from slack wax. This procedure is known as deoiling.

Deoiling is the partial crystallization of molten wax or paraffin based on their respective melting points. In certain instances, repeated fractional crystallization is required to generate paraffin wax with a reduced melting range if the final product still has a large melting range. Deoiling and fractional crystallization are basically many phases of the same procedure.


By cooling and pressing the wax produced after distillation, slack wax is obtained. This item is specifically de-oiled by a procedure known as "sweating." Historically, this procedure included fractional melting and had a lower melting range. By gradually raising the temperature of solid wax, the oily components with the lowest melting point are now extracted first. This procedure produces a wax with a progressively greater melting range and decreased oil content. The leftover slack wax and solid paraffin with a low melting point and less oil are produced at completion of the sweating process.

This procedure is carried out in heated chambers that are set to sweat mode. At one-third or half the height of the pan, horizontal wire gauze is inserted. Tubular coils are often mounted on the top of the chamber to circulate hot and cold water. In the top portion of the sweat container, the temperature of the molten slack wax has dropped below the melting point.


Light grade slack wax with 10% oil is a light grade product. This material is yellow or brown in hue and readily liquefies. This product has a melting point of around 57 degrees Celsius, which is one of the benefits of this grade of slack wax. Approximately twenty years ago, light grade slack wax was considered petroleum waste and was a product of the refinery. However, there are many orders for these goods on the market nowadays. Paraffin wax and petroleum are combined to create light grade slack wax. Light grade slack wax is considered the primary raw material for paraffin wax, among other products.

Globally, three varieties of slack wax are created, the type of which is determined by the viscosity of the lubricating oil. This viscosity is characterized as light neutral, medium neutral, and heavy neutral during the de-waxing process. Colder conditions need a light, slack wax with a lower melting point.

The slack wax grade is used in paraffin emulsions and as an adhesive and waterproofing agent in artificial wood. It is also utilized in paraffin emulsions and as an adhesive and waterproofing agent in natural wood. This light grade substance is frequently used in heating items, including matches, candles, anti-rust products, industrial lubricants, soil protection, and even surfing.

Uses of light grade slack wax with 10% oil content:

Two de-coloring and de-oiling methods are used to generate various classes of paraffin wax from light grade slack wax with 10% more oil. Light-grade slack wax with a 10% oil content is also used in the manufacturing of matches. This material is used to manufacture big candles. Paraffin that has been purified and compressed is cooled and distilled to yield slack wax.

Light grade slack wax packaging with 10% oil content:

Using two de-coloring and de-oiling procedures, several classes of paraffin wax are produced from light grade slack wax with a 10% greater oil content. Also used to create matches is a light-grade slack wax with a 10% oil concentration. This material is used to create enormous candles. Paraffin that has been filtered and squeezed is cooled and distilled to yield slack wax.


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24 Responses

  1. We are intersted in petroleum jelly, packing 175 kg pack, ship Hai phong port, Việt Nam. Send tds with price and COA

  2. We are intersted in polyethylene wax HDPE grade in flakes form ,packing 25kg pack on regular basis for Nhava sheva port. Send tds with price.we are already importing paraffin wax from iran.

    1. You’re welcome.
      No, it is not toxic.
      It should not come into contact with the eyes.
      Do not eat.
      Do not have long-term contact with the skin.
      There are different types of paraffin and it should be used according to its application and instructions.

  3. Hello dear management,
    As the purchasing manager of Middle East Candle, one of the paraffin wax importers.
    I would like to thank you for your quality products and impeccable service through this comment.

  4. Hi,
    It is an honor to meet your company.
    We use paraffin in cosmetics, do you provide the appropriate grade for this application?

    1. Hello dear,
      It is also a matter of pride for us, yes, we provide all types of paraffin and wax cosmetic grade, for detailed order, please contact us.

    1. Hello, The primary distinction between paraffin and kerosene is that paraffin has a faint odor and kerosene has a strong odor. Furthermore, in chemistry, paraffin mostly refers to alkane hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH2n+2, while kerosene is a flammable hydrocarbon derived from petroleum oil.

    1. Hello dear,
      Paraffin waxes are generated from crude oil during the manufacturing of light (distillate) lubricating oils. These waxes are classified based on their oil content and degree of refining.

  5. First, I want to thank you for the good information on your site and ask what are paraffin wax ingredients?

    1. You’re welcome and thank you for your attention
      Paraffin waxes are created by distilling light (distillate) lubricating oils from crude oil. These waxes are classified according to their oil content and degree of refining.

  6. Hello and greetings
    We are a candle making company, is it possible to tell us the your paraffin wax melting point?

    1. Hello and greetings
      We offer paraffin wax in different types and grades, with different melting points, please contact us through our contact method to guide you further.

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