Raw Materials LLC
Warehouse: 39 West Mall, Plainview NY 11803
Wax is an essential ingredient in crayon manufacturing, due to its distinctive properties of malleability and flexibility, but above all for its non-toxic nature. Wax can reach up to 60% of the total formulation.
Waxes utilized in the modeling clay elaboration require adequate malleability and flexibility characteristics. IRM has developed specific formulations for this application, giving the modeling clay an excellent performance in texture, color retention and malleability.
Inks utilized in paper carbon manufacturing are formulated with a base made-up of three basic ingredients: Waxes, oils and dyes.
Two waxes play a role: Amorphous waxes, like ozokerite or other wax derived from petroleum, which provide consistency and oil retention in the ink body; hard waxes such as Candelilla, carnauba and polyethylene waxes, which keep the ink in the solid state facilitates clean handling.
In typical ink formulations for paper carbon, waxes can reach up to 40% of the total formulation.
Wax is an essential raw material for
matches manufacturing. It is applied on the match paper by means of a
wet system. The waxed, folded and compact paper facilitates ignition,
extendls the life of the flame, protects against moisture.
For their excellent combustion properties, some petroleum waxes are utilized in the artificial fire logs industry, producing safe and steady combustion for the home fireplace.
Some emulsions and wax products, prepared from petroleum and synthetic waxes promote water repellency, decreased water absorption, and decrease swelling caused by water.
In the construction industry, emulsions
elaborated from mineral or synthetic waxes are used as: stripper for metallic and wood
In the refractory brick industry (dolomite),
the hygroscopic nature of the brick causes problems. To prevent these,
a wax product is used to seal cavitiesl, protecting it against humidity.
For this purpose, IRM waxes with a low viscosity and an excellent
plasticity are requuired.
IRM has developed a paraffin wax that protects against X-Ray radiation. They can be found in radiation proof-vests and in the protective walls of the radiology office.
Waxes perform three main functions in the cheese protection process: moisture retention; protection against fungus; more attractive packaging. Wax can be applie din two ways: a) Direct immersion in colored wax, used on fresh fatty cheese; b) Immersion in a wax blanket, which is applied on fresh cheese.