Prowax 540

ExxonMobil specialties , Australia

Product Description

Prowax 540 is a mid-range melting point product in the Prowax line of petroleum slack and scale waxes. It is a translucent crystalline material in the solid state and a yellow-to-dark amber, clear liquid when molten. It is derived from petroleum via a carefully controlled refining process. Prowax 540 is comprised of a mixture of straight chain normal paraffin and branched, iso-paraffin hydrocarbons.

 

This product is produced and controlled according to the ExxonMobil Product Quality Management System, EN ISO 9000 or equivalent standard.

 

Applications

Prowax 540 can be used in the following applications subject to applicable laws and regulations in each jurisdiction*:

     •  Wax emulsions

     •  Wax blends

 

* User must check compliance with applicable regulations

 

Properties and Specifications

Property

Standard Method(a)

Typical

Min

Max

ASTM Color by Auto Tristimulus

ASTM D6045

2.0

Congealing Point, °C

ASTM D938

59

56.0

62.0

Density @ 15 C, kg/m3

ASTM D1298

842

Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup, °C

ASTM D92

220

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100 C, mm2/s

ASTM D445

6

5.5

7.5

Needle Penetration, 25 C, 0.1 mm

ASTM D1321

80

Oil Content, wt%

ASTM D721

14

15.0

n-paraffin content, report in %

ASTM D5442 mod

33

Note 1: Products are certified on release to meet the values specified. Actual values may deviate within the established reproducibility of the test method specified.

Note 2: For purpose of determining conformance with specification, observed or calculated values shall be rounded off to the nearest unit in the last significant digit used in expressing the limiting value in accordance to the ASTM E 29 method

(a) In lieu of standard test method, alternate test methods may be used for the certification of a product property.

(b) Density at 15°C is based on measurement of the wax liquid density at a higher temperature corrected to 15°C using ASTM D1250 Table B.

 

Health and safety

Health and Safety recommendations for this product can be found on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) @ http://www.msds.exxonmobil.com/psims/psims.aspx

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01-2020

Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd
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Southbank Vic 3006

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Due to continual product research and development, the information contained herein is subject to change without notification. Typical Properties may vary slightly.  This product data sheet is based on global product data sheets for use with products purchased in the U.S.