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petroleum wax

[pə′trō·lē·əm ‚waks]
(materials)
A wax occurring naturally in various fractions of crude petroleum; there are two groups: paraffin wax and microcrystalline wax.
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They are often used in premium products, sometimes serving as substitutes for higher priced natural waxes, or they may be blended with petroleum waxes for value added applications.
The use of petroleum waxes to protect or assist in the protection of double bonded elastomers from the destructive effects of ozone has long been known, while the mechanism by which these petroleum hydrocarbons fulfill their protective functions has more recently been elucidated, and can be followed by the analytical technique of high temperature gas chromatography.
* Loobwax 0597 - Intermediate petroleum wax generically known as "165 wax," Used singly or in combination with other Loobwaxes and meets PPI TR3/4 requirements.
* For Rigid PVC--Calcium Stearate FP, Calcium Stearate F, Calcium Stearate-Extra Dense, Magnesium Stearate D, and Sodium Stearate T-1 are internal lubricants; Sunolite 160 is a refined petroleum wax used as an external lubricant.
--D 4419, "Transition Temperatures of Petroleum Waxes"; and
This guide briefly describes 580 tests used to characterize the chemical and physical properties of crude oils, gasoline, lubricating oils, additives, transmission fluids, gear oils, aviation fuels, diesel and heating fuels, and petroleum waxes. Arranged alphabetically by property, each entry explains the purpose of the test, assesses its advantages and limitations, summarizes how the test is performed, and cites precision ranges.
Much of the petroleum remaining underground tends to be heavy (containing petroleum waxes, which make the oil harder to pump) and sour (meaning high in sulfur and other contaminants).
Penreco is a leading refiner and processor of specialty hydrocarbon products such as White Mineral Oil USP, Petroleum Waxes, Petrolatum, Hydrocarbon Gels and well-respected quality brands such as Drakeol[R], Versagel[R] and Synergel[R].
ITOCHU Corporation has reached an agreement with Nippon Seiro Co., Ltd., the sole manufacturer specializing in petroleum waxes in Japan, to form a capital and business partnership and to acquire all shares involved in a treasury share disposal following its private placement.
* TIP 0304-29 "Petroleum Waxes Used in the Corrugated Industry"
* Horn, a North American distributor of specialty ingredients, has forged a new partnership with Multiceras to distribute its natural, synthetic and petroleum waxes in the Western US.
(39.) Frank Jowett, "The role of petroleum waxes in the protection of rubber," Rubber World, August 1989, p.

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