Residue wax is the remaining residue when process of manufacturing paraffin wax from slack wax is finished, the main usage is for matches industry since its oil content is about 50% and has strong odor and color is quite brown .Residue wax (foots oil) is final remained product of slack wax after pressing and de-coloring . Residue wax(foots oil) is mix of oil and slack wax. Residue Wax, formally known as Foots oil is a commodity derived from the production of semi refined paraffin wax, having almost 60% result from 100% of slacks provided by the oil refineries .
Uses of residue wax
Brown color, high oiled wax named residue wax (foots oil) used for matches making, lubricants, explosive, fire work. Foots Oil can be used as hydrophobia impregnation material, fuel brick component, raw material for production of grease lubricants, conservation oils, lubricants, tire, rubber and shoe soil industries. Residue wax (foots oil) is also used for Rubber Industries, Tire Industry, Shoe Industry, Plastic Industries, Polish, Match Box and Grease…
Packing of residue wax
Residue wax (foots oil) packing is in steel drums new or used to avoid any leakage during transportation. New drum cost is so high that is not economic to be used for packing of foots oil which is residue of paraffin wax producing and is considered as cheapest product of the wax producing process. Used drums are washed to be clean enough to be filled with an oily product. ISO tank and flexi tank are not used for foots oil because it is oily enough to be unloaded without heating it and again it is not economic to use this packing for residue wax.
|Form||Solid / Slab|
|Color||White to yellow||ASTM D-6045|
|Oil Content||0.5 — 10%||ASTM D-721|
|Melting Point||58–68˚C||ASTM D-87|
|Flash Point||Minimum 250 ˚C||ASTM D-92|
|Viscosity @ 100 ˚C||16–18||ASTM D-445|
|Congealing Point||56–66˚C||ASTM D-938