It is impossible to imagine many branches of industry without kerosene wax. Due to its good properties, it is highly valued in the technical, chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. The sealing and protective properties of kerosene wax are particularly important.
Kerosenewax is available at chemiekontor.de in several versions. The products are suitable for the production of candles as well as care products.
What are kerosene waxes?
The substance kerosene consists of various saturated hydrocarbons and assumes different consistencies depending on the exact composition: from liquid to oily to solid. The latter is better known as kerosene wax. It is a fossil substance that has a great importance for various economic sectors.
How is kerosene wax made?
Kerosene wax can be obtained and processed from both petroleum and lignite. On a petroleum basis, the substance is initially produced as a by-product called kerosene slack wax through the vacuum distillation of oil cuts, a stage of petroleum refining. This must then be deoiled using various oil separation processes. The resulting crude kerosene wax is then refined further until it has the desired composition and structure, depending on the type of use. This produces kerosene wax in high-purity grades. Other types of wax, in turn, result from the motor oil refinery.
If lignite is the starting material, producers use the Fischer-Tropsch process to produce synthetic kerosene waxes from shale and peat coal.
Petroleum- or lignite-based wax takes on a solid consistency. So that you can easily dose and use it, we offer it in our online store mainly in pastille form. This is because they can be melted down quickly and without residue. In addition, kerosene wax is water-repellent, so it protects against moisture penetration. On the other hand, you can mix it well with fats - including scented oils - or other waxes. Kerosene also has no scent or taste and therefore burns off almost odorless.
For manufactures and candle makers in the hobby sector as well as producers from the cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry, the different melting ranges of k erosene wax are of particular interest. In order to find the right substance for every requirement, chemiekontor.de offers several kerosene waxes with different melting points:
- - between 52 and 54 °C (kerosene 52/54)
- - between 54 and 56 °C (kerosene 54/56)
- - between 56 and 58 °C (kerosene 56/58)
- - between 58 and 60 °C (kerosene 58/60)
- - between 60 and 62 °C (kerosene 60/62)
What are kerosene waxes used for?
Kerosene waxes are used in various fields of industry - not least because of their malleable, versatile and non-toxic properties. In the chemical-technical sector, the food industry, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and medicine, it is above all the caring, sealing and preserving properties that play a role. Therefore, they are, for example, an indispensable component for:
- various fuels and accelerants
- cosmetic products
- medical ointments
- Coating substances of tablets (coating)
- tissue preparation in the histological field
- Plaster and care products in wood construction
- Impregnating agents
- Car paints
- Rust and building protection
Kerosene wax as fuel and for candle production
Kerosene wax is mainly used as fuel and for candle production - both in the professional and private sector. This is because the high-quality pastilles can be used to draw candles of all kinds. Depending on your needs, you can choose between low-melting and high-melting kerosene wax: the former is more suitable for candles in containers, but can be processed in a way that conserves resources. You can also use the latter for candle dipping.
Buy kerosene wax wholesale - the most frequently asked questions
In itself, kerosene wax is edible and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), harmless to health. However, during combustion, substances are released that can be harmful in high concentrations. If you light candles made of kerosene wax, make sure to ventilate the room regularly.
At chemiekontor.de you can buy kerosene wax in different quantities. These include packages of 1 kg, 5 kg and 25 kg.
Yes, at chemiekontor.de you can get kerosene wax in 1 kg packs.
Yes, at chemiekontor.de you can get kerosene wax in 5 kg packs.
Yes, at chemiekontor.de you can get kerosene wax in 25 kg packs.
Yes, the product has pharmaceutical status according to the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) and the US Pharmacopoeia (USP).
Kerosene wax has different melting points depending on how it is manufactured. Among others between: - 52 and 54 °C - 54 and 56 °C - 56 and 58 °C - 58 and 60 °C - 60 and 62 °C
We usually have kerosene wax in stock ready for shipment, so the delivery time is around 3 to 5 working days.
Kerosene wax is not a hazardous substance, so there are no safety instructions to follow and no hazard labeling is required.
The CAS number for kerosene wax is 8002-74-2.
What are the advantages of kerosene wax?
What are the properties of kerosene wax?
1 | Versatile
Since kerosene wax can be produced, compounded and used in a wide variety of ways, it can be used in numerous economic sectors. This results in kerosene waxes with different densities, melting points or consistencies. In addition, it has excellent properties such as water repellency, electrical insulation and inertness to many other substances.
2 | Utilization of by-products
Kerosene wax is primarily a by-product of petroleum and lignite refining. This means that hardly any additional resources are used in its production, but that any waste produced is recycled. In this way, producers use the rare raw materials beyond their basic purpose and do not waste the components.
3 | High quality
Compared to other waxes, wax from the honey bee can be cleaned with extremely little effort and refined without artificial additives. Due to its low melting temperature, it can also be processed much more easily and in a way that conserves resources - into candles, center panels or wax cloths. Another quality feature is the long and constant burning of beeswax.
Kerosene wax in cosmetics, pharmacy and medicine
In general, wax represents an indispensable component in most care products. Kerosene wax forms a protective film that effectively prevents both microorganisms and moisture from penetrating into products or skin. At the same time, it has a preservative effect, which extends the shelf life of creams, lotions, ointments, soaps and the like. Since the substance is odorless and tasteless, it also offers manufacturers the option of flavoring their products as required.