KING HONOR INTERNATIONAL LTD.
The Difference Between Fischer-Tropsch Wax and Paraffin Wax

The Difference Between Fischer-Tropsch Wax and Paraffin Wax The Difference Between Fischer-Tropsch Wax and Paraffin Wax 2019/04/23

What is the difference between Fischer-Tropsch wax and paraffin wax? Wax is a glossy solid at room temperature. Its chemical properties are not active, it is more stable than oil and it is difficult to be saponified. It is not easy to be oxidized or deteriorated in air. Many customers don't know what Fischer-Tropsch wax and paraffin wax are. What's the difference between them? Let's take you to know. Paraffin wax is a kind of mineral wax and also a kind of petroleum wax.

It is a kind of material obtained by freezing or solvent dewaxing of petroleum fractions, then deoiling and refining. It can be divided into crude paraffin, semi-refined and fully refined paraffin, edible paraffin and so on. It is used to manufacture candles, matches, electrical insulation materials, high fatty acids and alcohols, etc. As the resources of animal wax and plant wax become more and more scarce, most candles nowadays are made of paraffin wax. When paraffin wax is heated, it has the characteristics of melting, lighting, smoking and exothermic.

Fischer-Tropsch wax is mainly composed of straight-chain and saturated high-carbon alkanes with relative molecular weight of 500-1000. This gives the chemical fine crystal structure, high melting point, narrow melting point range, low oil content, low penetration, low mobility, low melting viscosity, hardness, wear resistance and high stability.

Compared with general polyethylene wax, Fischer-Tropsch synthetic wax differs significantly in that:

(1) Molecular weight. The molecular weight of Fischer-Tropsch wax is much lower than that of PE wax, with fewer branched chains and higher crystallinity. It is easy to penetrate into high-viscosity macromolecular chains, which can significantly reduce the melt viscosity. It has small migration in the processing process and obvious lubrication effect in the later stage.

(2) Fischer-Tropsch wax is a saturated direct paraffin with no double bond, strong antioxidant ability and good weather resistance.

(3) Viscosity of Fischer-Tropsch wax is much lower than that of PE wax, only about 10 percent. The same lubrication effect can be achieved with a small amount of use, which is only 70-80 percent of PE wax. Fischer-Tropsch wax has good compatibility with PVC and can be used as both internal and external lubricants. It can be used as a good internal lubricant to effectively control shear conditions, promote flow, control friction and melting properties, thereby improving thermal stability. At the same time, because of its high crystallinity and high linearity structure, Fischer-Tropsch wax can obtain the best physical and processing properties of PVC products. According to the need, Fischer-Tropsch process can synthesize alkanes with different chain lengths, change the molecular weight of the final product, and form a series of products.

Related News
  • Structural Analysis of Fischer-Tropsch Wax Industry Chain in China

    Structural Analysis of Fischer-Tropsch Wax Industry Chain in China

    April 19, 2019Fischer-Tropsch wax is a methylene polymer, an alkane polymer synthesized from hydrocarbon-based syngas or natural gas. The world's Fischer-Tropsch wax production enterprises are dominated by natural ...view
  • Production Technology of FT Wax

    Production Technology of FT Wax

    May 8, 2019Production ProcessIt is dispersed in carbon monoxide and hydrogen and has excellent smoothness. The product has low viscosity at high temperature, can improve the production speed and fluidity of the ...view
  • Press the Black and White Key of Kerosene-based Oil-decrypt the Past and Present Life of FT Wax

    Press the Black and White Key of Kerosene-based Oil-decrypt the Past and Present Life of FT Wax

    April 30, 2019When it comes to coal mines, people's impression of coal miners is "coal sunspots", and their understanding of coal products is a black piece of coal eggs. We really thrive on "black" and glory on "bl...view
  • Catalytic Pyrolysis of Fischer-Tropsch Wax

    Catalytic Pyrolysis of Fischer-Tropsch Wax

    April 19, 2019Fischer-Tropsch wax is a methylene polymer, an alkane polymer synthesized from hydrocarbon-based syngas or natural gas. It mainly relies on low-cost raw materials of coal chemical industry for iron-ba...view
  • US Tariff Memo

    US Tariff Memo

    August 24, 2018At 0:50 on 23rd Mar, Beijing time, US President Trump formally signed tariff memo of trade to China at the White House, which would probably impose tariffs on 60 billion US dollars in China's...view
  • Is Fischer Tropsch Wax better than PE Wax?

    Is Fischer Tropsch Wax better than PE Wax?

    April 19, 2019Fischer Tropsch wax is better than PE wax? Fischer-Tropsch wax and polyethylene wax (PE wax) are very important chemical materials. Both of them play an important role in many industries and fields. A...view
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • +86-411-81822086
  • ADD
  • Room 603, Tower A Shangdu Building, Shahekou District, Dalian 116021, China
  • +86-411-81822086
  • info@khonorwax.com
  • Room 603, Tower A Shangdu Building, Shahekou District, Dalian 116021, China