MANUAL Published: 17 December 2018

Chapter 22 | Petroleum Waxes Including Petrolatums


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.

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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 341–350
DOI: 10.1520/MNL120170038
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7109-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7108-4