Paraffin wax is a white , cream , yellow or colorless soft solid derivable from petroleum, paraffin wax is a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. Paraffin wax is solid at room temperature and begins to melt above approximately 60 deg;c ; Flash point of paraffin wax is about 250 c.
Common applications for paraffin wax are candle making, cosmetics, food industry, lubrication, electrical insulation.
Paraffin wax; has different grades based on 2 main characteristics: oil content and melting point
The mains categories are light or heavy paraffin wax