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PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)

Providing flexible extrusion conditions and efficient processing

While wax is added in small quantities as a lubricant in PVC compounding, the efficiency of the wax used makes a big difference.

The waxes within the ExxonMobil portfolio are designed, tested and produced to best meet the standards across PVC applications. Prowaxx™ Fully Refined paraffin waxes have a more homogenous distribution in PVC formulations mixes, allowing for a better performance as an external lubricant. Lower viscosity waxes allow for the most flexible extrusion conditions and processing at lower temperature, which means less energy consumption.

Though wax only makes up a small percentage of PVC, the impact of a reliable source of wax is crucial. For decades, ExxonMobil has provided consistent support and high-quality products for our customers across the PVC industry, helping them forge solutions for the present and future.

Key benefits in Prowaxx™ Fully Refined paraffin waxes in PVC formulation

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    Lower viscosity allows optimal migration to metal surface

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    Improved distribution in PVC matrix

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    Flexibility in processing conditions during extrusion

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MID MELT POINT

Prowaxx™ 1471 FR
Americas

PDS

Fully-refined
62.8 – 65.0 C (145.0 – 149.0 F)

HIGH MELT POINT

Prowaxx™ 1531 FR
Americas

PDS

Fully-refined
66.1 - 68.3 C (151.0 -155.0 F)

Prowaxx™ 1551 FR
Americas

PDS

Fully-refined
67.2 - 69.4 C (153.0 - 157.0 F)

Prowaxx™ 1601 FR
Americas

PDS

Fully-refined
68.9 - 73.3 C (156.0 - 164.0 F)