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    Chapter 22 | Petroleum Waxes Including Petrolatums

    Published: Dec 2018

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    This chapter discusses how petroleum waxes are defined, how they are produced, and the applications for petroleum wax. Assessing the quality of petroleum wax for specific market applications can be categorized by the petroleum wax's physical, composition, and functional properties. The test methods used to determine the quality of the petroleum wax are dependent on the type of petroleum wax and the intended application.


    petroleum wax, petroleum wax test methods, petroleum wax classification

    Author Information:

    Barnes, H. Lindsay
    Vidor, TX

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.04

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL120170038