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. Paraffin waxes — such as Parvan™ — have a more homogenous distribution in PVC formulations mixes, allowing for a better performance as an external lubricant. Lower viscosity waxes — including Parvan — 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.