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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

D87-09

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

D92-16B

Flash and fire points by Cleveland Open Cup

D97-17

Pour point of petroleum products

D127-08

Drop melting point of petroleum

D130-12

Corrosiveness to copper from petroleum

D445-17

Kinematic viscosity of translucent and opaque liquids

D664-11A

Acid number of petroleum products by potentiometric titration

D892-13

Foaming characteristics of lube oils

D938-12

Congealing point of petroleums and waxes

D974-14

Acid and base number by color indicator

D1321-16A

Needle penetration of petroleum waxes

D1500-12

Color of petroleum products

D1533-12

Water in insulating liquids by Coulometric

D1833-87

Standard test for odor of petroleum waxes

D2669-06

Standard test method for apparent viscosity of waxes

D2270-10E1

Calculating VI from kinematic viscosity at 40 & 100

D3236-15

Standard test method for apparent viscosity of HMA

D4052-16

Test method for relative density by Digital Density Meter

D4951-14

Determination of additives by ICP spectrometry

E1-14

Standard specification for ASTM liquid in glass thermometers

E28-99

Softening point by ring and ball apparatus

E77-14

Standard test method for inspection and verification of thermometers

DSC

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) measures wax melt point

FTIR

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

Viscosity

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

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