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Microcrystalline Waxes

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Microcrystalline waxes consist of odorless, tasteless, nonpolar hydrocarbons with relatively high melting points. Varying in color from white to yellow, Sonneborn Multiwax also varies in such physical properties as hardness and melting point.

Sonneborn is among the world’s leading microcrystalline wax suppliers, offering a wide product line of microcrystalline waxes.

Our waxes act as bases for chewing gum and as cold-flexible coatings for cheese wheels. They are natural bases in lipstick, cold creams, and ointments where they harden, lubricate, carry pigments and medication, and protect against moisture. Sonneborn is widely known to produce the whitest microcrystalline waxes in the market.

Sonneborn’s FDA compliant Multiwax products play an important role in food packaging. Wax-impregnated paper, film, foil and corrugated board protect foods from moisture. The leading hot melt adhesive manufacturers choose Sonneborn’s Multiwax to help their hot melt adhesives flow readily and form flexible bonds. Many of the wax products we use daily, from crayons, candles, and caulk to sealants and fine wood polishes, start with Sonneborn Multiwax. Our microcrystalline waxes act as carriers for compounds that prevent rust in a wide range of industries.

One of the world’s largest microcrystalline wax suppliers, Sonneborn produces a wide range for numerous purposes. With dedicated wax manufacturing lines, we also rank among the most dependable cheese wax suppliers. We ship waxes as bulk liquids, or in cartons or pallets.

All Sonneborn’s standard Multiwax grades meet FDA CFR 172.886 and 178.3710 requirements for food grade petroleum waxes as well as requirements of the hard paraffin monograph of the European Pharmacopoeia. Additionally, they meet the requirements of the European Directive for plastic materials intended to come into contact with foodstuffs and comply with recommendations of Colipa. We also provide a variety of technical grades.

Microcrystalline Waxes:
Multiwax® 180 M-H
Multiwax® ML-445-H
Multiwax® Witcovar 146
Multiwax® X-145 AH

In addition to our Multiwax product line, Sonneborn offers tailor-made wax blends that are designed to meet the needs of your specific application or process. Our comprehensive technical support will provide quick and flexible response to specific customer requirements.

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