IRM Synthetic waxes are produced by the Fischer-Tropsch process. This process converts natural gas, coal or other carbon rich stock into long chain paraffins. Fischer-Tropsch waxes are very hard, high melting, and white products, free of any aromatic impurities. They consist mainly of saturated, long straight-chain hydrocarbons with only a small number of iso-alkanes (methyl branches). Their high linearity and sharp carbon distribution produce a narrow melt range, making these waxes highly versatile for wax formulation. The oil content of synthetic waxes is very low and consists mainly of short-chain paraffins.
Synthetic waxes can be used in the same applications as petroleum paraffin waxes: hot met adhesives, coatings, laminating, printing inks, PVC lubricants, candles, paperboard, textiles, polishes, etc.
|IRM Synthetic Wax||Melting Point||Oil content,
|Indrawax 208-CS||230||110||0.5||+15||9||1 max|