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Wax applications

As one of the largest producers of fully refined and slack waxes, ExxonMobil provides wax solutions across most industry applications. Our quality control, technical services and supply logistics all come together to create world-class services and products for our customers.
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    Encompassing container candles, votives, tea lights, pillar and taper candles, ExxonMobil candle wax is designed for high performance across applications.

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    Flexible wax composition ensures precise texture and rigidity in boardsizing for construction boards (OSB, MDF, PB) and more.

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    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

    Waxes are essential components in rigid PVC formulations, affecting processing conditions and product quality.

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    Hot melt adhesives

    ExxonMobil wax is designed for optimal adhesion performance and low temperature flexibility in hot melt adhesives.

Other applications

Our product portfolio also expands into broader applications, including:
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    Wax emulsions and blends

    Wax emulsions help create water-based formulations, including inks, paints, polishes and more.

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    A layer of wax acts as a barrier on tires, protecting against road wear and tear.

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    Combined with color pigments, wax is molded to create colorful, bright crayons.

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    Paper cup and package coatings

    Paper products and packaging treated with wax stay sturdy against grease and water.

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    Wax emulsions provide water resistance to gypsum products.

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    In firelogs, wax acts as a fuel for more effective lighting and burning.