Parafin Waxes
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

European Commission - Eurostat
These are saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons. These waxes are residues extracted when dewaxing lubricant oils. They have a crystalline structure which is more-or-less fine according to the grade. Their main characteristics are as follows: they are colourless, odourless and translucent, with a melting point above 45oC.

International Energy Agency (IEA)
These are saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons. These waxes are residues extracted when dewaxing lubricant oils. They have a crystalline structure which is more-or-less fine according to the grade. Their main characteristics are as follows: they are colourless, odourless and translucent, with a melting point above 45oC.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
These are saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons. These waxes are residues extracted when dewaxing lubricant oils. They have a crystalline structure which is more-or-less fine according to the grade. Their main characteristics are as follows: they are colourless, odourless and translucent, with a melting point above 45oC.

UNSD Energy Statistics Section
Saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons obtained as residues extracted when dewaxing lubricant oils, with a crystalline structure with C greater than 12. Their main characteristics are as follows: they are colorless, in most cases odorless and translucent; they have a melting point above 45oC, a specific gravity of 0.76 to 0.78 at 80oC, and a kinematic viscosity between 3.7 and 5.5 cSt at 99oC.

These waxes are used for candle manufacture, polishes and waterproofing of containers, wrappings, etc.