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Testing Methods
We verify that each wax blend meets your exacting specifications with a series of scientific tests in our on-site laboratory. We strive for the consistent quality wax blends with the desired properties, characteristics and results you need.
Waxes are typically quality controlled with regard to the following physical properties: melt point, oil content, penetration, viscosity and color. For additional information regarding test methods, please go to ASTM's website.

FDA Compliance
All fully refined paraffin waxes manufactured by C.J. Robinson Company conform to FDA regulations 21 CFR 176.170 (Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods) and 21 CFR 178.3710 (Petroleum wax). Conformation and limitations of this compliance are printed on each product's Technical Data Sheet. 


Definition: Any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at ambient temperatures and insoluble in water. Waxes are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.

Types of Wax:

Animal waxes: Beeswax - Chinese wax -Earwax - Lanolin - Shellac wax - Spermaceti
Vegetable waxes: Candelilla wax - Carnauba wax - Castor wax - Esparto wax - Japan wax – Jojoba oil - Ouricury wax - Rice bran wax - Soy wax
Mineral waxes: Ceresin waxes - Montan wax - Ozocerite - Peat waxes
Petroleum waxes: Paraffin wax - Microcrystalline wax - Petroleum jelly
Synthetic waxes: Polyethylene waxes - Fischer-Tropsch waxes - Chemically modified waxes - substituted amide waxes polymerized α-olefins