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Boardsizing

Preserving resources with better performance

ExxonMobil’s Prowax™ — slack waxes are used as sizing agents in the manufacture of construction boards such as oriented strand boards (OSB), medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and particle board (PB). As a major supplier of wax in the construction market, our waxes provide sizing performance and low volatility.

Boardsizing’s performance also impacts the quality and safety of construction. ExxonMobil’s waxes also waterproof the wood, preventing water wicking and warping of the board and enabling a longer product life.

Key benefits in boardsizing formulation

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    Water repellency

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    High quality and consistency to meet regulatory requirements

LOW MELT POINT

PROWAX 302
Africa, Europe, Middle East

PDSSDS

Slack
45.0 - 49.0 C (113.0 - 120.2 F)

PROWAX 312
Africa, Europe, Middle East

PDSSDS

Slack
50.0 - 56.0 C (122.0 - 132.8 F)

PROWAX 401
Africa, Europe, Middle East

PDSSDS

Slack
44.0 - 51.0 C (111.2 - 123.8 F)

PROWAX 411
Africa, Europe, Middle East

PDSSDS

Slack
51.0-56.0 C (123.8-132.8 F)

PROWAX 512
Africa, Europe, Middle East

PDSSDS

Slack
51.0 - 56.0 C (123.8 - 132.8 F)

PROWAX 610
Asia Pacific

PDS

Slack
46.0 - 56.0 C (114.8 - 132.8 F)

MID MELT POINT

PROWAX 540
Africa, Europe, Middle East

PDSSDS

Slack
56.0 - 62.0 C (132.8 - 143.6 F)

HIGH MELT POINT

PROWAX 660
Asia Pacific

PDS

Slack
58.0 - 68.0 C (136.4 - 154.4 F)

PROWAX 460
Americas

PDSSDS

Slack
60.0 - 67.8 C (140 - 154 F)

PROWAX 480
Americas

PDSSDS

Slack
60.0-70.6C (140.0-159.1F)

PROWAX 561
Americas, Africa, Europe, Middle East

PDSSDS

Slack
60.0 -67.8 C (140.0 - 154.0 F)