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Viscosity of Paraffin Wax

Description

Paraffin wax is derived from so-called slack wax. This is a mixture of oil and wax which occurs during the refining process of lubricating oils.

It is used for making candles, coatings, lubricants, separating agents, in the food industry (food-grade paraffin wax), in the pharmaceutical industry and for many other purposes. The viscosity tables show examples for different candle waxes and for different wax types used in the food industry.

The temperature scan was performed on candle wax, measuring from 135°C down to 50°C. There are no values available below 60°C, because the wax solidified and no stable measuring values were obtained.

Viscosity Tables – Measurement data

Candle wax

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s] Kin. Viscosity [mm²/s] Density [g/cm³]
100 3.0657 4.0441 0.7581
100 3.2417 4.2703 0.7591
100 3.0298 3.9982 0.7578
100 2.8396 3.7601 0.7552
Temp. [°C] dyn. viscosity [mPa.s] kin. viscosity [mm²/s] Density [g/cm³]
135 1.92 2.61 0.7370
130 2.04 2.75 0.7400
125 2.17 2.92 0.7432
120 2.32 3.11 0.7463
115 2.49 3.32 0.7495
110 2.67 3.55 0.7526
105 2.88 3.82 0.7558
100 3.12 4.12 0.7590
95 3.39 4.45 0.7621
90 3.70 4.84 0.7653
85 4.06 5.28 0.7685
80 4.46 5.78 0.7716
75 4.93 6.37 0.7748
70 5.48 7.05 0.7780
65 6.13 7.84 0.7812
60 6.89 8.78 0.7844

Candle wax - kinematic viscosity and density over temperature

 

Food-grade wax

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s] Kin. Viscosity [mm²/s] Density [g/cm³]
100 7.9545 10.136 0.7848
100 11.763 14.861 0.7916
100 12.917 16.259 0.7945
100 15.668 19.027 0.8235

Reference

Measured with SVM™. Temp Scan on candle wax measured with SVM™ 3001.

Metainformation

Reference Measurement with SVM™ / SVM™ 3001
Kin. vis. yes
Dyn. vis. yes
Density yes
Multiple temperatures yes
Related Wax, lube, candle, viscosity, food-grade wax