Synthetic Fischer-Tropsch (FT) Wax
Carmel Fischer-Tropsch synthetic waxes are specially formulated waxes manufactured in a controlled environment. This process involves using carbon monoxide and hydrogen as feedstock, producing saturated, straight-chain hydrocarbons of consistently high purity and quality. This results in a highly linear molecular structure which gives the wax many desirable properties.
Our synthetic Fischer-Tropsch product range includes both high-melt waxes used as performance additives in a range of applications, and medium-melt waxes which are used in similar applications to paraffin waxes.
High-melt Fischer-Tropsch waxes have a unique combination of high melting point, low viscosity and hardness, even at elevated temperatures, which ensure superior performance in a variety of applications. These include:
- Hot melt adhesives (HMA)
- Printing inks and coatings
- Bitumen modification
- Polymer processing
- Polishes and textiles
These products are often used in conjunction with lower melting microcrystalline and paraffin waxes.
Medium-melt FT waxes are typically used as alternatives to petroleum waxes and exhibit superior properties in a number of applications such as waterproofing of construction board.