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Subcategories for Waxes

Parrafin Wax

Paraffin waxes are primarily linear alkanes. They are typically crystalline and brittle in nature. They typically appear translucent and white, with a glossy appearance. They also tend to have lower melting points vs. Microcrystalline waxes.

  

Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline waxes have little or no linear chains. This allows them to be more flexible and malleable due to the branched nature of wax.They are generally opaque and colored. They are much softer versus Paraffin waxes while they tend to also hav