waxes are minimally refined high oil products. They are derived
from lubricating oils and often find applications "as they
are" with relatively high oil content, or are further processed
to produce more refined waxes. Most slack waxes do not meet FDA
requirements for food packaging. Slack waxes range from 105°F
to 150°F in melting point, and their oil content ranges from
5.0% to as much as 35%.
Slack waxes are widely used in the production of wax emulsions, construction board, matches, candles, rust protective products and moisture vapor barriers.