Prowaxx™ 1311 FR

ExxonMobil specialties , Canada

Product Description

Prowaxx 1311 FR is a low melt point, fully refined [FR] paraffin wax that is compositionally engineered to work well as the paraffin component in plant-based candle formulations and in mottled container candle applications. The low oil content makes it well equipped at minimizing syneresis in container candle blends and allows for higher fragrance loads. It is a translucent crystalline material in the solid state and a water white, low viscosity, clear liquid when molten. It is derived from petroleum via a carefully controlled refining process yielding a food grade wax with low to no odor thus imparting excellent hot and cold fragrance throw in candles. Prowaxx 1311 FR is primarily comprised of straight chain normal paraffin hydrocarbons, which impart excellent gloss and water repellent properties.


The ExxonMobil fully refined waxes, such as Prowaxx 1311 FR, meet the requirements for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for indirect food contact substances and contain an oxidation inhibitor to improve stability.


Prowaxx 1311 FR is biodegradable under composting conditions according to ASTM D6400 using ASTM D5338.


ExxonMobil waxes are produced and controlled according to the ExxonMobil Product Quality Management System, EN ISO 9000 or equivalent standard.


Features and Benefits

*User must check compliance with applicable regulations.



Advantages and Potential Benefits

Low and narrow melt point range

Enables faster melting to enhance fragrance throw

Low oil content

Minimal syneresis (oil bleed)

Ideal oil content to achieve a mottled aesthetic

Controlled molecular composition

Enables consistent formulation with a range of other candle waxes

Candle manufacturing flexibility (pouring and slurry)

Oxidation resistance

Superior shelf life enables improved product stability

Low to no odor

Excellent hot and cold fragrance throw

Colorless in solid state

Achieves true dye color representation

Food grade quality

Can be safely used as a component of nonfood articles in contact with food*



Prowaxx 1311 FR can be used in the following applications subject to applicable laws and regulations in each jurisdiction*:

     •  Candles

     •  Wax melts

     •  Wax blends and emulsions

     •  Paper cup and package coatings

     •  Corrugated boxes

     •  Antiozonant wax for rubber and tires


* User must check compliance with applicable regulations


Regulations and Claims


This product is registered to the requirements of:

International Biodegradable Products Institute, Inc. BPI Compostable Certificate


This product meets or exceeds the requirements of:

FDA 21 CFR 178.3710

ASTM Biodegradable according to ASTM D6400-12 using ASTM D5338-11


Properties and Specifications


Standard Method(a)



Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup, °C (F)




Odor, Wax

ASTM D1833



ASTM Saybolt D156 Color (ASTM D6045 Acceptable)

ASTM D6045



Oil Content, wt%




Melting Point, °C (F)




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.


Health and safety

Health and Safety recommendations for this product can be found on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) @

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