Waxes for Paper, Packaging and Corrugated Industries
Blended Waxes, Inc. has many standard wax blends for the paper and corrugated industry. We have formulations for food grade boxes to formulations for construction industry outdoor boxes. Paper and packaging is well represented in our product line with standard formulas from hamburger and sandwich wraps to deli papers and wax paper formulas. If your packaged material needs to be waxed for water resistance or scuff resistance we will have a formulation for your packaging industry. We have straight paraffin and microcrystalline waxes as well as many blended products to fit your needs. Our team will work with you to find or create a wax blend that will meet or exceed your expectations for your end product.
Wax Products for this Application
How Different Waxes Benefit Your Paper and Packaging Applications
A variety of paper products are coated in wax to ensure they stay moisture-resistant and durable — even when coming into contact with water or grease. When applied to packaging like paper or cardboard, this thin layer of wax helps provide confidence when you need to protect food products or ship fragile items.
Wax also offers other advantages when used for paper applications. It offers an odor and gas barrier as well as protection from vapors. Overall, it is an economical way to provide a barrier on all kinds of paper used in the packaging and corrugated industries.
Paper and Packaging Waxes
Our wax for paper packaging and corrugated applications contains a mixture of paraffin waxes as well as polymers and special additives. Regardless of what you use it for, this wax will deliver benefits ranging from moisture resistance to scuff resistance while still staying flexible.
We also carry specially created waxes, including:
- Box coating waxes: Offer strong moisture and grease resistance.
- Laminating waxes: Have a high melt point for usage in laminating applications.
- Polybend coating waxes: Are thick and resist both grease and heat.
- Cascading wax and dry waxes: Are fully refined and come in two different melting points.
These waxes add protection and keep your products fresh whether they are being stored or transported. Along with practical purposes, paraffin waxes offer the benefit of adding a high gloss shine when used on paper and packaging.
Different Applications of Wax in the Packaging Industry
Depending on the packaging you are working with, wax can be applied in three different ways:
- Laminating: Applying the wax between the packaging material.
- Coating: Placing the wax on the surface of the material.
- Impregnating: Putting the wax into the packaging material.
Since it can be applied either by laminating, coating or impregnating, packaging waxes can be used for a range of applications. Wax for packaging applications is commonly used when creating:
- Flexible packaging
- Food containers
- Corrugated containers
- Paper cups
- Folding cartons
Find the Right Wax for Your Packaging Applications at Blended Waxes
Here at Blended Waxes, our team has the experience, resources and equipment to create waxes for all your paper application needs. We’ve been in business since 1976, and since then, we’ve developed scientifically proven testing and quality control methods to ensure the highest quality finished products.
Our team can help you select one of our existing waxes or work with you to design a custom blend for your specific packaging application. We take the time to ensure you are completely satisfied with your custom wax, including providing you with a sample for approval before we move forward with production.
No matter the wax type or volume, we can meet your wax needs and develop custom products on time and within budget. If you’re ready to get started, fill out our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.