With its VESTOWAX® product range Evonik offers synthetic waxes produced by Fischer-Tropsch-Process. They act as your value additive for hot melt and other applications.
This process yields straight-chain products possessing low viscosity in the melt and having molecular weights of between 500 and 1,000 g/mol.
The definition of the term ›wax‹ is based less on the chemical composition of a substance than on its physical properties:
kneadable at 20 °C, with a consistency ranging from solid to brittle-hard
coarsely to finely crystalline, translucent to opaque
melt above 40 °C without decomposition
already of relatively low viscosity at just above the melting point
highly temperature-dependent consistency and solubility
can be polished under gentle pressure
In addition to crude FT-wax, the range of VESTOWAX® products includes modified hard paraffins and oxidates. Depending on the supply form different bags sizes are offered: Prills usually in 25 kg bags or 700 kg big bags, pellets, flakes and coarse powder usually in 20 kg bags, microfine powder usually in 15 kg bags.