Paraffin wax is the most commonly used commercial wax. In industrial applications, it is often useful to modify the crystal properties of the paraffin wax, typically by adding branching
to the existing carbon backbone chain. The modification is usually done with additives, such as EVA co-polymers, micro-crystalline wax, or forms of polyethylene. The branched properties
result in a modified paraffin with a higher viscosity, smaller crystalline structure, and modified
functional properties. Pure paraffin wax is rarely used for carving original models for casting
metal and other materials in the lost wax process, as it is relatively brittle at room temperature
and presents the risks of chipping and breakage when worked.
It has various applications applied in various industries like
- Match boxes
- Manufacturer of petroleum jelly.
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Petroleum jelly, petrolatum, white petrolatum, soft paraffin or multi-hydrocarbon, CAS number 8009-
03-8, is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons (with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25),originally
promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties.
- Most uses for petroleum jelly exploit its lubricating, coating and moisturizing potentials.
- Medical treatment
- Chesebrough originally promoted petroleum jelly primarily as an ointment for scrapes, burns, and cuts, but studies have shown that Vaseline has no medicinal effect nor any effect on the blistering process, nor is it absorbed by the skin.
Petroleum jelly’s effectiveness in accelerating wound healing stems from its sealing effect on cuts
and burns, which inhibits germs from getting into the wound and keeps the injured area supple by
preventing the skin’s moisture from evaporating.
A verified medicinal use is to protect and prevent moisture loss of the skin of a patient in the initial
post-operative period following laser skin resurfacing.
There is one case report published in 1994 indicating petroleum jelly should not be applied to
the inside of the nose due to the risk of lipid pneumonia, but this was only ever reported in one
patient. However, petroleum jelly is used extensively by otolaryngologists – head and neck
surgeons – for nasal moisture, epistaxis treatment as well as to combat nasal crusting. Large studies
have assessed petroleum jelly applied to the nose for short durations to have no significant side