Carmel Fischer-Tropsch synthetic waxes are specially formulated waxes manufactured in a controlled environment. This process involves using carbon monoxide and hydrogen as feedstock, producing saturated, straight-chain hydrocarbons of consistently high purity and quality. This results in a highly linear molecular structure which gives the wax many desirable properties. Our synthetic Fischer-Tropsch product range includes both […]
Polyethylene wax is a synthetic wax which offers a lot of benefits over petroleum or paraffin waxes. It is often used as processing agent or to improve surface properties, and comes in a wide range of formulations including micro-sized waxes, finest-air classified powders and granules, dispersions and emulsions. Carmel offers both non-polar polyethylene waxes and […]
Slack wax is created as a by-product of the oil refining process. This material is the crude wax produced by chilling and solvent filter-pressing wax distillate. It serves as feedstock and that is further refined and blended to create value-added wax products. There are three types of slack wax, depending on the viscosity of the […]
Mineral Oils : Colorless, odor-less, taste-less mixture of saturated paraffin and naphthen hydrocarbons that spans a viscosity range of 50 to 370 at 100.F. This nearly chemically inert oil is free of nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen.
Petrolatum is a petroleum product often referred to as petroleum jelly. It has been traditionally used for its moisture-barrier promoting properties, especially in the cosmetics industry. Carmel offers petrolatum of a high purity and consistency. Our hybrid petrolatum products combine petrolatum with vegetable sources. These products are eco-friendlier as they contain considerable amounts of renewable […]
Similar to paraffin wax, microcrystalline wax is also a petroleum-based wax. It is produced through the refinement of crude oil by a de-oiling process. It is used in a variety of applications, including as a viscosity agent cosmetics and beauty products, as a binder and as an emollient. Microcrystalline wax is often used as an […]
Paraffin is a petroleum-based wax which is typically used to make a variety of commercial items including candles, wax paper, polishes, cosmetics, and electrical insulators. Paraffin wax is a by-product of the oil purification process. As crude oil undergoes refinement, paraffin wax is extracted and then processed for further for use in products. Carmel manufactures high […]
Thermostat waxes, also known as expansion waxes, are specially designed waxes used in thermostatic control devices for a variety of industries, including automotive, marine and aerospace engines, and building heating and cooling systems. How Thermostat Wax Works Thermostats contain a pellet of wax which is designed to melt at a particular temperature or over a certain temperature […]
Carmel candle wax is a paraffin-based wax specifically designed for candles. We manufacture high-quality candle wax that can be tailored to a variety of applications. Our paraffin candle waxes are versatile and can be used in the production of every conceivable type of candle.