It is characterized by the fineness of its crystals in contrast to the larger crystal of paraffin wax. Micro Wax consists of high molecular weight saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons. It is generally darker, more viscous, denser, tackier and more elastic than paraffin waxes, and has a higher molecular weight and melting point.The elastic and adhesive characteristics of Micro Wax are related to the non-straight chain components which they contain. Typical microcrystalline wax crystal structure is small and thin, making them more flexible than paraffin wax.
Typical applications for Micro Wax are tire and rubber, candles, adhesives, corrugated boards, cosmetics and castings.AST PetroChemie offers a range from untreated and treated grades, some of them are listed as under:
|AST 4000||72 – 80||20 – 40||12 – 19||Brown|
|AST 4020||72 – 80||20 – 28||12 – 18||Yellow, light|
|AST 4080||72 – 78||15 – 20||12 – 17||White|
|AST 4090||71 – 75||20 – 25||12 – 18||White|
|AST 4120||78 – 88||10 – 15||12 – 16||Off-White|
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