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  • Microcrystalline Wax is defined as a refined mixture of solid, saturated hydrocarbons, mainly branched paraffin, obtained from petroleum.

  • It is a colourless or white, somewhat transluent, tasteless and odourless wax.

  • Microcrystalline wax is insoluble in water, very slightly soluble in ethanol, sparingly soluble in diethyl ether and hexane.

  • Microcrystalline wax contains a higher percentage of isoparaffinic (branched) hydrocarbons and naphthenic hydrocarbons.

  • It is characterized by the fineness of its crystals in contrast to the larger crystal of paraffin wax. It consists of high molecular weight saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons.

  • Typical microcrystalline wax crystal structure is small and thin, making them more flexible than paraffin wax.


  • Sludge, dirt, moisture and foreign matter must first be removed from the tank-bottom during vaccum distillation of oil refining.

  • The wax-containing substance obtained by refining the tank-bottom in this way is treated with sulfuric acid, and deasphalted with propane or by other treatment to reduce the asphalt and colored material in it.

  • It may also be treated with fuller's earth to further improve the color. Oil is then removed by distillation until an appropriate concentration is achieved for the wax.

  • The substance thus obtained is considered as the wax raw material and treated just as if it were petrolatum. It is treated mostly by solvent method to produce a high melting point wax.

  • For making wax from petrolatum, solvents are used for deoiling. The crystals of this wax are normally microcrystalline in form.


  • In rubber industry as an additive to provide softness, lustre and weathering protective for household & industrial rubber goods.

  • It is used as an ingredient of rubber compounding in tyre industry to provide protection against action of light, oxygen & ozone.

  • The unique property of MCW to bind oil with other liquids is used for manufacture of jellies required for industrial, pharmaceutical and jelly filled telecommunication cable applications.

  • Wax solutions are used in the calibration of lab glassware, polishes. It is also used in cosmetics and textile finishing.

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