BP Wax

Description

BP Slack Waxes are paraffinic waxes containing variable oil content.

Applications

BP Slack Waxes can be used:
  • In the fibreboard and chip board industries to impregnate wood and confer waterproofing properties
  • In the match industry as an impregnator to improve combustibility
  • As a partial replacement for fully refined waxes in the candle industry
  • As semi-permanent corrosion preventatives

Performance

These products are not marketed to a specification, as they are considered to be by-products of the refining process. The typical characteristics below are a good guide to the average quality. 

Disclaimer: Typical slack wax characteristics are dependent on crude type used. Further information can be obtained from your nearest BP Regional Office. 

Typical characteristics

Density @ 20°C
Congealing Point
Oil Content % mass
Type of Wax
BP Slack Wax SO
Density @ 20°C
0.815
Congealing Point
52
Oil Content % mass
6.0
Type of Wax
Paraffinic
BP Slack Wax LMO
Density @ 20°C
0.828
Congealing Point
58
Oil Content % mass
12
Type of Wax
Paraffinic
BP Slack Wax MMO
Density @ 20°C
0.845
Congealing Point
62
Oil Content % mass
23
Type of Wax
Paraffinic
BP Slack Wax BS
Density @ 20°C
0.864
Congealing Point
70.5
Oil Content % mass
10
Type of Wax
Paraffinic Micro-Crystalline

Availability

This product is available in bulk only, from sales representatives.