Paraffin is a wax-like mixture of extreme hydrocarbons (alkanes) with a composition from С18Н38 (octadecane) to С35Н72 (petnatriocontane).
Paraffins are a mixture of solid methane hydrocarbons of predominantly normal structure with 18-35 carbon atoms in the molecule and a melting point of 45-65 ° C .
Paraffins usually contain a certain amount of isoparaffinic hydrocarbons, as well as hydrocarbons with an aromatic or naphthenic core in the molecule. In industry, paraffin is used for drying and impregnating wood, for the manufacture of explosive mixtures. On the basis of paraffin, aqueous compounds are made to protect various surfaces.
Some brands of paraffin are used for the production of model compounds for non-ferrous casting and antiozonates for the tire and rubber industry. Used in cosmetics for the production of petroleum jelly.
Paraffins are registered as food additives E905x. In radio engineering, it is used to impregnate electrical paper used in the manufacture of capacitors and winding transformers.
|Form of raw material which is supplied||granules or layers|
|Presence of smell||False|
|Setting of paraffin||For treatment of древесины|Для свечей|Медицинский|Пищевой|Технический|
|Temperature of melting||52.0|
|Type of raw material||Artificial|