Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax (or petroleum wax) is a soft colourless solid derived from petroleum, coal or oil shale that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. Common applications for paraffin wax include lubrication, electrical insulation, and candles; dyed paraffin wax can be made into crayons. It is distinct from kerosene and other petroleum products that are sometimes called paraffin.

Product Specifications

Appearance Odour Boiling point Solubility in water
White Solid Odourless >370 C(698 F) 1mg/L