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Where Does Paraffin Come From

Paraffin is a hydrocarbon mixture extracted from certain fractions of petroleum, shale oil or other bituminous mineral oil. The main component is solid alkanes, odorless and tasteless, and is a white or light yellow translucent solid. Paraffin wax is non-crystalline but has a clear crystal structure. There is also artificial paraffin wax.


Paraffin is a kind of petroleum processing product, also a kind of mineral wax, and a kind of petroleum wax. It is from the crude oil distillation of lube oil distillation by solvent refining, solvent dewaxing or by wax freezing crystallization, pressed dewaxing wax to obtain wax paste, and then by solvent deoil, refined form or needle crystal. For the production of advanced fatty acids, advanced alcohols, matches, candles, waterproof agents, ointment, electrical insulation materials.

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