Brief introduction of paraffin wax
What is paraffin wax?
Paraffin wax is a white or colourless soft solid derivable from petroleum , coal or oil shale .
Physical and chemical properties
Physical state: solid
Odor: Characteristic waxy odor
Specific gravity: (water=1.0)0.87-0.92
solubility in water : Negligible
Melting point : 58-60 °C
Flash point : > 190 °C
According to the degree of processing refinement , paraffin wax can be divided into all-refined paraffin , semi- refined paraffin wax and crude paraffin.
According to the melting point (generally every 2 °C) , each type of wax can divided into diferent varieties , such as 52 , 54, 56 , 58 #
Crude paraffin is mainly used for making matches , fibreboard ,canvas ,etc.
Refined paraffin wax is widely used for food , oral drugs and some goods (candles , crayons, wax paper, general telecommunications equipment and light industry , chemical raw material) .
Hazards and aid measures
Refined paraffin wax is not classified as dangerous goods according to EC/1907/2006(REACH)&EC/1272/2008(CLP)
1.Exposure to umes from melting operations may cause irritation.
2.Contact with molten material will cause thermal burns.