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Expert lab team, advanced equipment and test methods ensure highest quality blends

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On-Site Laboratory Testing Ensures Precision and Quality

Our on-site laboratory uses scientifically proven wax quality control testing methods in addition to ASTM guidelines for consistent quality assurance.

We provide wax research and development, technical assistance, troubleshooting and testing to determine melt point, oil content and more to help you compare your product with others.

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Wax Quality Test Standards


Standard test method for melting point of petroleum wax (cooling curve)


Flash and fire points by Cleveland Open Cup


Pour point of petroleum products


Drop melting point of petroleum


Corrosiveness to copper from petroleum


Kinematic viscosity of translucent and opaque liquids


Acid number of petroleum products by potentiometric titration


Foaming characteristics of lube oils


Congealing point of petroleums and waxes


Acid and base number by color indicator


Needle penetration of petroleum waxes


Color of petroleum products


Water in insulating liquids by Coulometric


Standard test for odor of petroleum waxes


Standard test method for apparent viscosity of waxes


Calculating VI from kinematic viscosity at 40 & 100


Standard test method for apparent viscosity of HMA


Test method for relative density by Digital Density Meter


Determination of additives by ICP spectrometry


Standard specification for ASTM liquid in glass thermometers


Softening point by ring and ball apparatus


Standard test method for inspection and verification of thermometers


Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) measures wax melt point


Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) tests infrared wavelength to identify chemical composition

Lab Coater

Predicts coating and substrate characteristics by heating a variety of products and coating various substrates over a wide range of temperatures


Measures the thickness of a liquid

Lab Equipment

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Wax laboratory testing

On-site laboratory instruments and capabilities include:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) – Measures wax melt point
  • Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) – Tests infrared wavelength to identify chemical composition
  • Autoviscometer – Tests kinematic viscosity
  • Brookfield Viscometer – Tests viscosity
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Machine – Detects trace elements
  • Karl Fischer Water Analyzer – Measures precise water content
  • Needle Penetrometer – Measures hardness and softness of waxes
  • Autotitrator – Measures acid and peroxide values
  • Particle Size Analyzer – Detects particle distribution and measures particle size
  • Densitometer – Measures density and specific gravity
  • Gas Chromatograph (GC) – Provides a fingerprint of a wax or wax blend
  • Lovibond Colorimeter – Measures color in natural waxes, including soy wax
  • Drop Melt Point Apparatus – Determines the melting point of a substance

Lab Request

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