Prowax 401

ExxonMobil specialties , France

Product Description

Prowax 401 is a low-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 tan-to-light amber colored, clear liquid when molten. It is derived from petroleum via a carefully controlled refining process. Prowax 401 is comprised of a mixture of straight chain normal paraffin and branched, iso-paraffin hydrocarbons.

 

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

 

Applications

Prowax 401 can be used in the following applications subject to applicable laws and regulations in each jurisdiction*:

 

     •  Candles

     •  Wax emulsions

 

* User must check compliance with applicable regulations

 

Properties and Specifications

Property

Standard Method(a)

Typical

Min

Max

ASTM Color by Auto Tristimulus

ASTM D6045

 

 

1.0

Density @ 15 C, kg/m3

ASTM D1298

814

 

 

Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup, °C

ASTM D92

 

180

 

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100 C, mm2/s

ASTM D445

3.1

2.6

3.4

Melting Point, °C

ASTM D87

49

44.0

51.0

Needle Penetration, 25 C, 0.1 mm

ASTM D1321

44

 

 

Oil Content, wt%

ASTM D721

6

 

10.0

n-paraffin content, report in %

ASTM D5442

76

 

 

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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