SP-173P, NF

Paraffin Wax

Paraffin Wax, NF

Strahl & Pitsch offers an extensive range of the finest food-grade Paraffin waxes from domestic and international sources. Paraffin waxes come from the de-waxing of paraffin distillates. Paraffin waxes have relatively large, brittle crystals (Macro crystalline) and generally have little affinity for oil.

INCI: Paraffin
CAS #: 8002-74-2
EINECS #: 232-315-6
Country of origin: USA
Composition: 100%


Strahl & Pitsch offers a full range of Paraffin Waxes with hundreds of applications and uses.


  • Macrocrystalline

  • Little affinity for oil

  • Multi-purpose

  • Penetration Modifier

  • Viscosity Modifier
  • Plasticizer
  • Melting Point Modifier
  • Water Repellant

Forms Available:

  • Slabs

  • Pastilles


Paraffin Wax is compatible with many vegetable and mineral waxes and a variety of natural and synthetic ingredients.

Regulatory information

Globally accepted
No animal testing
REACH Registered
No Heavy Metals
No Nanomaterials
No Nutritional Content
No Microbial Content
Does not contain palm oil
May contain BHT up to 25 ppm
No Preservatives, including Triclosan
NO VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
No Food Fragrance Allergens, including gluten
No 1,4 dioxane, ethylene oxide, and propylene oxide
No SVHCs in concentration above 0.1% according to REACH
No Parabens, Phathalates, Glycol Ethers, Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde Releasers
Complies with Title 21 CFR 172.886 (direct food additives) and 178.3710 (indirect food additives)

Recommended applications

Chewing Gum
Dental Waxes


Test Method Specification
Color Visual White
Identification IR Current Paraffin NF monograph Complies
Congealing Point Current Paraffin NF monograph 47 - 65 °C
Acidity Current Paraffin NF monograph Complies
Alkalinity Current Paraffin NF monograph Complies
Readily Carbonizable Substances Current Paraffin NF monograph Complies
Limit of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Current Paraffin NF monograph Complies
Limit of Sulfur Compounds Current Paraffin NF monograph Complies
Residual Solvents Class 3 MEK Current Paraffin NF monograph NMT 0.5%
Residual Solvents Class 2 Toluene Current Paraffin NF monograph NMT 800 ppm

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