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Wax Products

Industrial wax has long served as a primary ingredient in products across many industries. Wax possesses many valuable benefits, properties and capabilities that make this versatile substance incredibly useful.

At Blended Waxes, we provide our customers with custom wax blends designed to serve all of their unique manufacturing needs. With over 45 years of experience creating high-quality solutions and delivering exceptional customer service, we’re the suppliers you can trust.

Our Wax Products

Waxes are pliable substances derived from plant, animal, mineral or synthetic materials. When you come to us for your wax application needs, you’ll find a comprehensive selection of over a dozen waxes you can choose from based on your unique requirements.

Look through our bulk wax selection for the best wax for your needs and contact us to learn more.

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Sources of Wax

Wax is used in many different ways by many different industries, but where does it come from? Wax comes from many different sources and each type of wax is optimal for a different use. Read below to find out where wax is sourced from along with what different types are best used for

Animal Waxes

Animal waxes are natural secretions of animals and insects. There are many different types of animal waxes.

1. Beeswax

Beeswax is the most common type of animal wax. Worker bees produce it in a hive, and honeybees use it to build honeycomb cells. The wax is harvested by melting an empty honeycomb in boiling water. Beeswax is used in many products, including candles and cosmetics.

2. Tallow

Tallow is rendered from animal fat (typically beef). It has been used in candles for centuries because it is an inexpensive wax. Candles made from tallow are slow-burning, so they are good for emergency kits. Tallow is also used as a lubricant and a leather conditioner. This wax type is also being experimented with for aviation biofuels.

3. Lanolin

Lanolin (also called wool wax or wool grease) comes from wool-bearing animals like sheep. One of its most common uses is in personal care products like creams, lotions, lip balms and lipsticks. It is also useful for rust-proof coatings. Many baseball players use this wax to soften their gloves.

4. Ambergris

Ambergris is produced in the intestines of sperm whales. The whales make this waxy substance to protect their intestines when they eat something sharp. After the ambergris has built up inside of the whale, they get rid of it. The ambergris washes up on the shore where it is harvested. This expensive wax is used in some high-end perfumes to help the scent last longer. In the past, it has also been used to enhance the flavors of food and wine.

Plant Waxes

Two common types of plant waxes are Soy Wax and Carnauba wax. Carnauba wax comes from the leaves of a carnauba palm and is sometimes referred to as palm wax. Carnauba wax has a glossy finish and is a popular wax to use in car polish, shoe polish and even floor and furniture polish.

Soy wax is made from the oil of soybeans. The most popular use for soy wax is in making candles, but is used in cosmetics as well. Soy Wax is a great choice for those wanting an environmentally friendly product since it is a renewable and sustainable resource.

Both animal and plant waxes are considered by many as Natural Waxes.

1. Petroleum Waxes

Two types of petroleum waxes are Paraffin and Microcrystalline wax. While both Paraffin and Microcrystalline waxes are derived from crude oil, each product is quite different. Paraffin wax is typically white and odorless. It is used in a wide variety of products and is one of the most commonly used types of wax. Paraffin wax is used in candle making, paper coatings and crayons.

Microcrystalline waxes are typically darker, heavier and tackier than paraffin waxes. It is de-oiled during the refining process, meaning the oil is removed leaving wax behind. This type of wax is used in the tire and rubber industry. Additionally, microcrystalline waxes are also used in candle making, cosmetics and can also be used as a blending ingredient to increase flexibility, viscosity, and hardness in other products.

2. Mineral Waxes

A less commonly known type of wax is mineral waxes. One type of mineral wax is Montan wax. Montan wax is extracted from lignite and brown coal. It is only available in a few places throughout the world (two locations are Germany and California). Montan wax is used in the paper coating industry as well as in car and shoe polishes due to its ability to provide scuff resistance, water repellency and a high gloss finish.

3. Synthetic Waxes

When thinking of Synthetic waxes, one type of wax, in particular, comes to mind: Fischer-Tropsch.

Fischer-Tropsch wax is produced by the polymerization of carbon monoxide under high pressure. Fischer-Tropsch waxes are one of the most commonly produced synthetic waxes. It was developed by none other than Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch in 1925.  It is used in printing ink, candles, coatings and polishes among other things.

There you have it, the top 5 sources of wax. Check out our Glossary of Wax Terms for more information.

Benefits of Industrial Wax

Industrial wax for product application purposes comes with many significant advantages:

  • Glossy: Many waxes deliver a smooth, shiny finish, making them ideal for high-gloss polishes.
  • Lubricating: Some industrial waxes have greasing properties, enabling them to act as lubricants.
  • Waterproof: You can protect products against water damage with wax’s waterproofing capabilities.:
  • Flexible: We carry flexible wax blends that provide excellent pliability and tensile strength.
  • Moisturizing: Industrial wax can help food and personal care products retain moisture in the long term.
  • Corrosion-resistant: You can find wax varieties that protect products from corrosion and other damage.

Why Choose Blended Waxes for Wax Products?

Blended Waxes began producing wax products in 1976, and we’re still committed to creating custom blends that set the standard for quality and consistency today. We perform every step of the manufacturing process on-site in our high-tech laboratory, from research and development to testing and production.

Our processes are ISO 9001:2015-certified, with quality controls that comply with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

Buy Wax in Bulk From Blended Waxes Today

Blended Waxes is a bulk wax manufacturer that creates quality blends at competitive prices for your business. Contact us for your bulk wax needs — and if you have any questions or want to know more, please get in touch with us.


Buy Wax in Bulk From Blended Waxes Today

Blended Waxes is a bulk wax manufacturer that creates quality blends at competitive prices for your business. Contact us for your bulk wax needs — and if you have any questions or want to know more, please get in touch with us.