paraffin wax


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paraffin wax

a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°--60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent

paraffin wax

[′par·ə·fən ‚waks]
(materials)
A solid, crystalline hydrocarbon mixture derived from the paraffin distillate portion of crude petroleum; used in paper coating, candles, creams, emollients, and lipsticks. Also known as ceresin wax; paraffin.
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Identification of key factors responsible for building a roadmap for upcoming opportunities for the chlorinated paraffin wax market at the global, regional, and country levels
Paraffin Wax is generally an organic PCM which is white in colour or colourless.
The viscosity of feedstocks containing only paraffin wax and only beeswax, as well as that formulated with paraffin wax and stearic acid, decreases with shear rate, which corresponds to the pseudoplastic behavior generally required for LPIM feedstock (Figures 4(a), 4(b), and 4(c)).
The paraffin wax was also microencapsulated by means of a suspension-like polymerization using a shell based on a methyl methacrylate and styrene copolymer (30).
Spend some quality time together and enjoy a 30-minute luxury aromatherapy facial, relaxing back massage, foot soak, paraffin wax hand treatment, cakes, drinks, use of relaxation rooms, robe and slippers.
Soy wax candles are a healthy and natural alternative to standard paraffin wax candles.
The material based on paraffin wax and stearic acid, developed by Meenakshi Reddy and her colleagues at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Andra Pradesh, could help keep homes warm in sunny parts of the world that get very cold at night without burning wood or fossil fuels.
At the time business ceased in 1995, the primary operation was a paraffin blending process in which different grades of paraffin wax were heated together to a liquid, blended, and cooled with water, EPA reports.
However, what's special about this facial is the paraffin wax mask which came at the end of the process.
Paraffin wax was produced during distillation along with various grades of fuel: naphtha (or petroleum spirit) 6%, burning oil (kerosene) 23%, wax and lubricating oil 56%, the remaining heavy residue, sent to the coking stills, 15%.
They adhere to both the plastic tissue cassette and pure paraffin wax, and stay adhered in temperatures as low as -40[degrees]C (-80[degrees]C on the front of the cassette).