Refined Paraffin Waxes

Refined Paraffin Waxes (RP Wax)

Paraffin waxes are derived from crude oil during the production of light (distillate) lubricating oils. These waxes are categorized by oil content and the degree of refinement. The crudest versions fall into the slack wax category and contain between 5% to 20% oil. Next on the step of refinement are scale waxes containing between 0.5% to 5% oil. The highest grade of refinement is the fully refined wax. Fully refined paraffin waxes contain less then 0.5% (0.8% for the high welted products) oil and have been hydro-treated or clay treated to remove impurities and decolorarion . The resulting waxes are water clear, odor free, and normally food grade. Semi refined paraffins contain between 0.5 and 1.5% oil. Below we give the usual melting point ranges of our fully and semi-refined paraffins. For other characteristics (penetration, color, viscosity) please call our sales staff to identify the best fit for your application.

Fully Refined Paraffin < 0.5 % oil Melting Point (°F) Melting Point (°C)
Indrawax 5052-F  122-126  50-52
Indrawax 5254-F  126-129 52-54
Indrawax 5456-F  129-133 54-56
Indrawax 5658-F  133-136 56-58
Indrawax 5860-F  136-140 58-60
Indrawax 6062-F  140-144 60-62
Indrawax 6264-F  144-147 62-64
Indrawax 6466-F  147-151 64-66
Indrawax 6668-F  151-154 66-68
Indrawax 6870-F 154-158 68-70
Indrawax 7072-F 158-162 70-72
Indrawax 8070 146-148 63-65
Semi-Refined Paraffin < 1.5 % oil Melting Point (°F) Melting Point (°C)
Indrawax 5254-S 125.5-129 52-54
Indrawax 5456-S 129-133 54-56
Indrawax 5658-S 133-136 56-58
Indrawax 5860-S 136-140 58-60
Indrawax 6062-S 140-144 60-62
Indrawax 6062-S 140-144 60-62


Refined Paraffin Waxes Safety Data Sheet