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paraffin wax

n.
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paraffin wax

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°–60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent. Also called: paraffin
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Noun1.paraffin wax - from crude petroleumparaffin wax - from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
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Translations
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parafiiniparafiinivaha

paraffin wax

nparaffina solida
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Global Candles Market Research Report: Information by Material Type (Synthetic Wax, Paraffin Wax, Vegetable Wax, and Animal Wax), Category (Economical and Luxury), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Industry Forecast till 2023
Summary: The global chlorinated paraffin wax market has been segmented based on application and region.
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She said she has also managed to buy equipment such as massage bed, magnifying lamp, steamer, steriliser, wax pot, paraffin wax pot, foot spa and UV lamp.
On this trading floor, more than 100,439 MT of bitumen, 49,456 MT of polymer products, 88,000 MT of VB feed stock as well as 31,000 MT of lube-cut oil, 20,939 MT of chemical products, 2,980 MT of sulfur, 620 MT of insulation, 529 MT of heavy paraffin wax and 1,000 MT of slap waxes were traded.
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