Paraffin wax is a byproduct of the oil purification process. Through a dewaxing process that crude oil undergoes, paraffin wax is derived and is then processed further for use in products.
Today, petroleum-based paraffin wax can be found in candles, wax paper, polishes, cosmetics, and electrical insulators, among other commercial items.
This product is available in two types: Semi Refined Paraffin Wax and Fully Refined Paraffin Wax.
The difference between fully refined paraffin wax and semi-refined paraffin wax is:
- The main difference between fully refined paraffin wax and semi-refined paraffin wax is the oil content. The oil content of fully refined paraffin wax is less than semi-refined paraffin wax.
- semi-refined paraffin: darker color – fully refined paraffin: lighter color.