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Fischer-Tropsch Wax

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Fischer-Tropsch Wax

Fischer-Tropsch Wax (FT wax) is a hydrocarbon-based wax derived from the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process, which involves the conversion of syngas (a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen) into liquid hydrocarbons. FT wax is characterized by its high molecular weight and straight-chain structure, making it a versatile and valuable raw material in various industries. This wax possesses exceptional properties, including a high melting point, low viscosity, and excellent hardness, making it suitable for applications such as coatings, adhesives, candles, and polishes.

Its chemical composition, devoid of impurities commonly found in natural waxes, contributes to its consistent and reliable performance. Additionally, FT wax is often preferred in the formulation of cosmetic and personal care products due to its stability and skin-friendly characteristics. The controlled production process allows for tailoring FT wax to meet specific requirements, further enhancing its utility in an array of industrial applications.

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Fischer-Tropsch Wax

Functions and Characteristics

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  1. Chemical Composition: FT wax consists mainly of high molecular weight, straight-chain hydrocarbons, with minimal impurities. Its structure is predominantly linear.
  2. Molecular Weight: It possesses a relatively high molecular weight, contributing to its solid state at room temperature and high melting point.
  3. Melting Point: FT wax has a high melting point, often in the range of 55 to 95°C, depending on its specific grade. This characteristic makes it suitable for applications requiring thermal stability.
  4. Viscosity: The wax exhibits low viscosity, providing ease of handling and processing in various industrial applications.
  5. Hardness: FT wax is known for its excellent hardness, making it valuable in formulations where rigidity and resistance to deformation are crucial.
  6. Purity: It is characterized by a high degree of purity, free from the impurities typically found in natural waxes. This contributes to its consistent and reliable performance.
  7. Appearance: FT wax is typically a white or slightly yellowish solid, presenting a clean and neutral appearance.
  8. Odor: It is often odorless, making it suitable for applications where the absence of fragrance is preferred.
Items unit Analytical methods 85# 90# 95# 100#
dropping point GB/T2539 ≥97 102-103
oil content % GB/T3554 3.03.6 1.83.0 <1 <1
 Color value Wt% GB/T3555 30 30 ≥+15 ≥+15
kinematic viscosity m2/s(100°C) BG/T265 <25 <25
penetration(25°C) 0.1mm GB/T4985 6.8-7.3 5.9-8 <5 <4
Penetration color and gas stability h(125°C) ——– >24 >24 >24 >24
acid value mgKOH/g GB/T264 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Bromine valence gBr/100g SH/T0630 ≤0.1 ≤0.1 ≤0.1
Saponification value mgKOH/g GB/T8021 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5

Major Applications


FT wax is a popular choice in candle manufacturing due to its high melting point, which ensures stability and longer burning times. It imparts a clean and odorless quality to candles.

Polishes and Wax Blends

Its hardness and gloss characteristics make FT wax a valuable component in the production of polishes for various surfaces, including floors, furniture, and automotive applications.


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