In the candle sector, one of the most widely used products is the paraffin candles. Refined paraffins are used for high quality decorative candles and semi-refined paraffins are used for lower quality candles.
Polyethylene waxes and stearic acid are also used to increase the hardness of the products. Other products used in the candle industry are beeswax, vegetable waxes and coconut oil.
Refined and hydrogenated paraffins are characterized by an oil content of less than 0.5%, a white color and the absence of odor. Our paraffins are available in different melting point ranges:
Semi-refined paraffins are characterized by an oil content between 0.5% and 5%. They are not hydrogenated so they have a characteristic odor and the color is not completely white.
Soy wax is produced by partial or complete hydrogenation of soybean oil. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process alters the melting point of the oil, making it solid at room temperature. Soy wax is widely used for the manufacture of soy candles.
Palm wax is produced by partial or complete hydrogenation of palm oil. It is widely accepted in the candle industry as it is considered an ideal material for making candles. With a higher melting point than other waxes, it does not melt at high temperatures, absorbs colors and fragrances well, and also blends well with other waxes and paraffins, which gives it a great versatility of shapes, aromas and textures.
Coconut oil is a vegetable oil that contains about 90% of saturated acids extracted from the pressing of the pulp or meat of coconuts.
The coco wax is used in the manufacture of candles to enhance candle burning.
Stearic acid is a mixture of fatty acids obtained from the fractionation of solid components from palm oil treatment. Its physicochemical characteristics make stearic acid a very stable fat, which, in its hydrogenated version, is widely used in the candle industries where it contributes to optimal combustion, retention of aromas and colors, molding and solidification.
Microcrystalline wax is characterized by being produced in oil refineries, from the deprogramming of heavy oils. Their particular branched molecular structure gives them greater viscosity and elasticity compared to macrocrystalline paraffins. Its melting point range is equally higher.
Beeswax is produced by young honeybees who secrete it as a liquid through their grain glands. Its molecular structure gives the product great viscosity and elasticity. Its melting point range is high.