Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline Waxes are products derived from petroleum, consisting of complex hydrocarbon mixtures that include normal paraffin, as well as of monocyclic and polycyclic compounds.

Unlike Paraffin Waxes, which are formed by macro-crystals, Microcrystalline Waxes are formed by very small and flexible crystals, which results in a higher oil affinity (oil gets literally “trapped” inside the microcrystalline structure and is not able to migrate to the surface). Due to these distinctive properties, Microcrystalline Waxes are highly malleable and less fragile than Paraffin Waxes.

Their properties make them an essential raw material for a wide range of applications including cosmetics, chewing gum, paper, cardboard, industrial coatings, candles, anticorrosive coatings, adhesives and textile products, among others.

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Technical Documents
Multiwax W445 (Witco)
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USA
IGI - Microsere 5715A
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USA/CANADA