3 Facts About Wax Emulsions

Posted: May 10, 2016

A wax emulsion is a stable mixture of one or more waxes in water. Learn three facts about wax emulsions:

Wax emulsion

1. A variety of waxes can be used in wax emulsions

Natural or synthetic waxes can be used in wax emulsions. Common natural waxes used include carnauba wax, beeswax and candelilla wax. Paraffin and microcrystalline waxes are also used. Fischer-Tropsch waxes are a common synthetic wax type used in wax emulsions.

2. Wax emulsions are used in many different applications

Wax emulsions are used in a variety of applications including printing inks, leather, paper and polishes. They add scratch resistance, corrosion protection, different finishes and more to products.

Emulsions made from natural waxes can also be used to coat fruits, vegetables and candies. Beeswax, paraffin and carnauba wax emulsions are often used in creams and ointments.

3. Wax emulsions can be customized

Wax emulsions can be created for specific applications and to have specific properties. Our wax emulsions are made to order. Our on-site laboratory and testing methods will perfect your wax emulsion formula before production. We have the processes, equipment and capacity to produce wax emulsions when you need them.

Do you need a wax emulsion for your application? Contact us.


4 Replies to “3 Facts About Wax Emulsions”

  1. Calvin Wiegers says:

    I am looking for a wax emulsion that can be used on styrofoam sheet. The styrofoam is used to make molds for use in the concrete industry. Concrete will be poured into the molds, and once curred the molds will be removed. We are looking for a release agent that will give us the release but not attack the plastic foam sheet.

    1. Jenn Schultz says:

      Thanks for reaching out! We have just a few questions for you regarding volume and packaging. If you could contact us at [email protected], we’d be happy to help.

  2. Tom Zickell says:

    Rubber-Tech is looking for a wax emulsion to be used as a parting agent. Our business is to recycle post consumer asphalt in the form of a powder. The asphalt has a softening point of about 250F. We think we are looking for a high softening point wax with a high percentage of solids.
    Thanks, Tom

    1. Jenn Schultz says:

      Thanks for your inquiry! We’ll be in touch directly.

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