Wax composition testing to support quality control, innovation and compliance with industry standards and regulatory guidance.

Wax composition testing serves as an integral aspect of quality control and research support across diverse industries, ranging from packaging and consumer goods to petroleum and industrial applications. The comprehensive testing of various wax types, such as Paraffin Wax, Refined Waxes, Petroleum Grade Wax, Carnauba Wax, and many others, is essential for ensuring product quality and meeting industry standards. Wax composition testing allows for the precise determination of wax content, aiding in the classification and grading of different wax types. Additionally, wax composition testing is crucial for assessing purity, identifying contaminants, and understanding the distribution of wax components, ensuring that the final product meets stringent quality requirements. Furthermore, it enables the detection and analysis of additives, providing insights into the impact of additional substances on the wax properties.

Our scientists perform wax composition testing to help you be sure of raw material or product quality through the accurate measurement of parameters such as melting point, penetration, and composition. This process helps you adhere to industry standards and regulatory requirements, ensuring the reliability and consistency of your wax-based products. Wax composition testing also aids in identifying and mitigating potential issues, such as contamination or undesired impurities, which can impact product performance. Moreover, understanding the thermal properties and fatty acid composition of waxes contributes to the development of specialized formulations tailored to specific applications. Our widespread testing capabilities, including AOAC and ASTM methods, provide a comprehensive analysis that supports your research and development efforts, fostering innovation in wax-related industries. 

Contact our team now to find out how our wax composition testing not only ensures compliance but also empowers you to enhance product quality, troubleshoot issues, and drive continuous improvement in your wax-based products.

Types of Waxes Tested:

  • Paraffin Wax, Refined Waxes, Food Grade Wax
  • Petroleum Grade Wax, Carnauba Wax, Mineral Wax
  • Slack Wax, Semi-refined Wax, Scale Wax, Crude Wax, 
  • Soybean Wax, Palm Wax, Beeswax, Recycled Wax, Scrap Wax
  • Wax Additives, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene Wax, Petrolatum Wax
  • Glycerides of Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid and Myristic Acid, Oleaic Acid

Wax Testing Capabilities:

  • AOAC and ASTM Wax Test Methods
  • Wax Appearance Temperature
  • Wax Dropping Point, Melting Point, Penetration
  • Moisture, Impurities, Composition
  • Density, Slip-Melting Point
  • Iodine Value, Odor Intensity
  • Oil Content and Wax Content
  • Flash Point, Saponification Value
  • Color, Colour, Congealing Point
  • Acid Value, Peroxide Value
  • Additives Detection and Analysis 
  • Analysis for Grades of Crystallizing Pillar and Votive Palm Wax
  • Analysis for Grades of Non-Crystallizing Palm Wax and Votives 
  • Crystillizing Palm Wax Analysis
  • Fatty Acid Composition 
  • Distribution of Wax Components
  • Thermal Properties of Wax
  • Wax Contamination and Trace Analysis
  • And other Wax Analysis Expertise
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