Base Oils and Paraffins
Paraffins are complex mixtures of many substances extracted from petroleum. They are solid at ambient temperature, inert, waterproof, shiny, biodegradable and non-toxic, and are therefore used to manufacture a wide variety of products.
Within our catalog, you will find high quality paraffin hydrogenates. With the hydrogenation process, we eliminate odors and substances harmful to humans or animals, thus allowing certain products to be suitable for use in foods and as food.
Use it as an insulating wax product that is solid at room temperature but malleable when heated and with lubricant properties.
As a component for ointments, salves, creams, petrolatum, lipstick and as a surface coating to protect pills, as a retardant for slow release of its contents and to increase the shininess. For this function you can use the Cerasur™ and Gel ranges and the Parasur 130, 150, 206 and 600 paraffins.
Paraffins and special mixtures are used as anti-caking agents, used in the fertilizer industry to facilitate handling, transport and dosage. Pares 150, 600 and 725 are products used in this application.
For candle-making, as it is the refined wax that is preferred for their manufacture. It is a safe and natural product. In the case of hydrotreated paraffins, their degree of refining is such that it meets the high standards of the American FDA for food use. Examples are Parasur 130, 150, 206 and 600.
For different types of food, such as covering of certain cheeses to protect their surface or for the production of base gum, a fundamental ingredient of chewing gum. Examples are the Cerasur Range™ and Parasur 130, 150, 206 and 600.
In the waterproof paper used to wrap food, the paraffin coats the paper and provides an additional barrier against humidity, microorganisms and odors, preserving flavors and aromas. It is also used in corrugated cardboard packaging to provide rigidity. An example is the Parasur™ range.
As an alternative to wood. In the production of chipboard, paraffin functions as a humidity repellent, guaranteeing that the sheets are rigid and waterproof. The Pares 150 are perfect for this use.
It can also be used in matches, the textile industry, explosives, rubber, horticultural grafting, cork stoppers, ski and surf materials, or electric and electronic applications, among other things.