Industrial Raw Materials LLC COVID-19 Statement

Under the NY State Emergency order 202 Governor Cuomo has ordered the closing of non-esential business activity.

However, we have determined that Industrial Raw Materials LLC, because we provide goods and services to US Department of Defense, the Metropolitan Transport Authority and to those who manufacture critical medical and hospital supplies, qualifies as an essential business.

We have taken all of the precautionary measures recommended by the CDC with regard to the protection of our workforce, and although administrative personnel are working remotely, we continue to serve our customers and our warehouse and factory remain fully operational.

We look forward to continuing to serve our customers during this challenging time.
  • Quality
    With more than 60 years of experience in the wax industry,
    IRM offers clients commercial, technical and logistical solutions that match the most challenging opportunities.
  • Punctual
  • Professional
  • Innovative

Welcome to IRM. Serving the petroleum wax industry since 1939.

Industrial Raw Materials' (IRM) market knowledge, and our excellent relationships with refineries and logistics providers, offer our customers sure and reliable solutions to their wax requirements, even during times of volatile markets and tight supplies.

We offer customers our accumulated experience in wax research, technology, and blending. IRM's products are components of many items including: candles, artificial woods, crayons, inks, water-resistant coatings, adhesives, cosmetics, dentures, tires, paper cups, cheeses, arena footing, chewing gum, explosives, matches, emulsions, and wrapping materials.

ISO 9001:2015 certified

Our Product Knowledge

Fully Refined Paraffin

White, odorless, lowest oil content.

Semi Refined Paraffin

Slightly higher oil content, more economical.

Phase-Change Waxes

Narrow melting range, high enthalpy of fusion.

Scale Waxes

Used in paper wrap, linings, building materials.

Slack Waxes

Diverse industrial uses, bulk delivery.

Microcrystalline Waxes

Unique adhesive, laminating and crystalline properties.

Alpha-Olefin Waxes

Manifold industrial uses and paraffin substitute.

Natural Waxes

Waxes derived from plant and animal oils.

Synthetic Waxes

Low oil content and narrow melt range.

Polyethylene Waxes

High melting point, versatile additive.


High viscosity, with multiple applications.

Desensitizing Waxes

Thermal control and phase change technology.

and more...

With more than 60 years of experience in the wax industry, IRM offers clients commercial, technical and logistical solutions that match the most challenging opportunities.

Whether your question concerns a product, a methodology, or a transportation issue, IRM has the staff and the industry contacts to formulate the optimal approach.
Our laboratories, test facilities, and engineers are at your disposal.

IRM works with clients to develop blends, additives, and processes that match their requirements.

Our engineers will mobilize our resources to help find an economical and innovative solution to your production process or application.
IRM has cultivated relationships with refineries, laboratories, and transport companies all around the world. We have representation in China, Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America and South Africa.

All of these contacts contribute to the timely delivery of your products, at minimum expense.