Paraffin Plus Specification and Safety Information
SOLVEN WAX PLUS is essentially composed of saturated hydrocarbons and low contents of polyaromatic hydrocarbons. It has excellent chemical stability.
See the tests, specification, Solven method and reference method in the PDF file available for download.
APPLICATION / MAIN USES
SOLVEN WAX PLUS is used in waterproofing papers and canvas, in the manufacture of candles, in the composition of waxes in general, in rubber additives and in the chemical industry.
PACKAGING, STORAGE AND HANDLING
SOLVEN WAX PLUS should be stored in a cool, dry place, protected from the weather. The supply is made in 25 kg bags. The shelf life of this product is 03 years from the date of manufacture, under the recommended storage conditions and/or original packaging.
CLASSIFICATION FOR TRANSPORT
This product is not classified as hazardous according to current legislation.
Store in boxes. Keep preferably in places free from sunlight. Provide good room ventilation at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Keep in a dry environment, away from heat, oxidants and strong sources of ignition.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
- Physical state: Solid (at room temperature);
- Color: Colorless;
Boiling point: 290 oC at 101.325 kPa (760 mmHg).
Melting point: 61.4 oC (ASTM Method D-87).
Flash point: 244 oC (Open Vessel) (ASTM D-93).
Density: (water = 1) 0.78 @ 80 oC.
Solubility: In water – Insoluble. In organic solvents – Soluble in toluene (14.5 g/100g Toluene at 20 oC).
Viscosity: 5.53 cSt at 90°C; ASTM Method D-445.
STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Hazardous Reactions: Keep away from strong chemical oxidizers (eg peroxides, nitric acid, concentrated sulfuric acid), halogenated hydrocarbons, alkali hydroxides, halogens, ethane amines, alkali metals, nitrous compounds. Reacts with many plastic materials.
Conditions to avoid: Sources of heat and ignition.
Acute Toxicity: In high concentrations of smoke, it can cause nausea, headache, dizziness and anesthetic effects.
- Inhalation: when inhaled, fumes cause mucosal irritation. In high concentrations, inhaled vapors have a narcotic and anesthetic effect, and can cause headache, dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, malaise and loss of consciousness. In solid state it is inert;
- Skin Contact: Associated with other chemical components, it may cause irritation due to hypersensitivity;
- Eye Contact: Negligible;
- Ingestion: No records found;
- Specific effects: As it is a solid product, other effects, other than the skin, only occur in cases of production of vapors due to abnormal heating. In liquid state, avoid contact with eyes and skin, due to risk of burns.
Environmental impact: In normal state it does not cause damage to the atmosphere.
Ecotoxicity: Effects on aquatic organisms – due to its chemical inertness characteristics, low solubility, it is not likely to cause damage to life and effects on soil organisms – it is not likely to cause damage to the soil.
CONSIDERATIONS ON FINAL DESTINATION
Treatment and disposal methods:
- Product: the treatment and disposal of the product must be technically evaluated on a case-by-case basis;
- Product waste: Dispose of properly according to local legislation. Incineration or kiln processing are suitable methods for disposal;
- Contaminated packaging: empty packaging must be cleaned before recycling or final disposal at an authorized facility. Do not reuse empty packaging.