A compilation of all relevant information for the production and use of waxes in technical applications
This book is an up-to-date reference work on waxes. It includes information on wax classes, chemical and physical properties, processing technologies, and technical applications. With over 20 years of experience as a Technology and R&D Manager in the wax industry, the well-qualified author covers many key topics on the topic of waxes, such as:
- The chemistry of waxes, including their chemical composition, molecular structure and analysis
- Physical properties, such as carbon chain length distribution, dropping point, and acid number
- Synthetic waxes from fischer-tropsch processes, paraffin and amide waxes, as well as diverse wax blends and emulsions
- How these waxes are produced and applied, e.g. as micronizates or powders in printing inks or coatings
- Natural waxes, such as beeswax and sugar cane wax, and their technical importance in industry
Chemists and engineers working across a wide range of disciplines, along with professionals working in industries where waxes are a topic of interest, will be able to use this reference work to gain a complete understanding of the modern state of waxes, how they are produced, and how they can be effectively used in industrial applications.