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Waxes

  • All Waxes
  • Dental Waxes
  • Cosmetics / Pharma / Natural
  • Jewelry Wax
  • Investment Casting Waxes
  • Petroleum, Polyethylene & Synthetic
  • Food Industry
  • Adhesives & Hot Melt

Jewelry Wax

All purpose and best detail injection wax.

Jewelry wax is a specially designed wax used in the creation of jewelry pieces through the lost wax casting process. They are hard and designed to be carved, filed, sawn and polished.

The wax is used to make a model of the jewelry piece to be created. After the wax model of the piece is complete, it is covered with plaster investment and burnt away or “lost.” The void left behind from the melted wax is the mold for the molten metal when cast.

Using wax in this way has several advantages: the materials are less expensive and more forgiving – if a correction has to be made, more wax can be added. Jewelry wax also offers the advantage of flexibility in design, especially for fine or unique details.

Carmel jewelry wax offers high pattern detail, rapid solidification, minimal shrinkage, excellent flow and low ash content (.003%). Allows for the cleanest burnouts and most accurate reproductions possible. Designed for platinum, gold and silver, as well as industrial and dental alloys.

It also offers excellent flow and flexibility for injecting intricate molds and minimal shrinkage for injecting large molds. This wax has excellent memory, so it makes pattern reshaping unnecessary. Ideal for stone-in-place casting.

Injection temperature: 150°F (65°C).

Sold in 5 lb. boxes. Also sold in 50 lbs. boxes

Available in three different colours

Ruby Red, Aqua and Turquoise.

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Investment Casting Waxes

Investment casting waxes are specially formulated waxes used in the process of investment casting.

Investment casting, also known as precision casting or lost-wax casting, is a manufacturing process that involves using a wax pattern to shape a disposable ceramic mold. The ceramic mold is used to replicate a desired pattern in materials typically made out of common metals such as aluminum, bronze, magnesium, and stainless steel.

The process gets its name from the process of “investing” or surrounding a pattern with refractory materials.

Application of Investment Casting Wax

First, a wax pattern is made in the exact shape of the item to be cast. Then, the wax pattern is coated with a refractory ceramic material. Once the ceramic material hardens, it is turned upside-down and heated until the wax melts and drains out, leaving an expendable investment mold. Molten metal is then poured into the mold and allowed to solidify. The resulting metal casting is broken out of the spent mold.

Investment casting yields accurate results when it comes to the replication of fine details in the items to be produced. It presents a significant cost savings in material, labor, and machining.Parts manufactured with investment casting include turbine blades, medical equipment, firearm components, gears, jewelry, golf club heads, and many other machine components with complex geometry.

It usually takes 7 days to go from a fresh wax pattern to a complete casting. The majority of that time is taken up by creating and drying the ceramic shell mold. Some foundries have quick-dry capabilities to produce castings more quickly.

Sprue Wax

Sprue waxes are red colored, round, solid extrusions used in the wax assembly process as well as sculpture construction applications. They are both pliable and strong, allowing the extrusions to be shaped without fear of cracking or breaking.

Carmel sprue wax is custom-formulated to our strictest specifications for proper burnout. This wax melts at 120°F so that it is quickly eliminated during burnout – injection wax is not trapped in investment cavity but eliminated cleanly.

The injectable feature of our sprue wax is a time-saver. If you often use a complicated tree design, make a mold of it and inject multiples using our sprue wax. Your exact tree system is quickly created every time.

Size: 5/16″ x 24″. Sold by the pound.

Colour:

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Approximate rods per pound:

  • 1/4″ diameter – 15 rods
  • 3/8″ diameter – 10 rods
  • 1/2″ diameter – 8 rods
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Paint Coating Adhesives & Hot Melt Adhesives

Hot-melt adhesives are solvent-free, thermoplastic materials used in a variety of applications such as packaging, book binding, wood furniture and toy assembly, air filters, NSF grade water filters and more.

Also known as glue sticks, these liquefied thermoplastic adhesives are available in both low and high-temperature versions. Low temperature hot melt adhesives are applied at 250°F/120°C temperatures, which makes them ideal for bonding electronics, plastics, cloth and other heat sensitive materials. High temperature hot melt adhesives are applied at 380°F/193°C and produce a stronger bond than the low temperature hot melts.

Hot melt adhesive is applied using a small, handheld applicator or a large automated system with multiple automatic applicators. They are applied in the molten state at temperatures varying from 120°C to 180°C / 250°F to 380°F.

Carmel supplies these products in a solid chicklet, or block form. We offer compositions which are particularly useful for toy article application because of our use of safe, naturally occurring terpene solvent.

Applications

Hot melt adhesives are widely used in the packaging and shipping industries. The most common applications include:

  • General packaging
  • Securing wood supports and reinforcements
  • Repacking chipboard
  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Trade exhibits
  • Bonding waxed surfaces

EVA-based hot melt adhesives are ideal for general purposes with no specific bonding requirements.

EVA-based hot melt adhesives are economical products with good shear strength, commonly used in the packaging industry. EVA-based hot melt adhesives are price competitive and have thus become the most popular hot melt adhesives on the market.

Why use hot melt adhesives for packaging?

  • Material is less expensive – typically cost 50-75% less than packaging tape
  • Application flexibility – large variety of material options and nozzle sizes
  • Ideal for high speed case & carton assembly – rapid set time
  • Continuous operation
  • Provides higher structural strength – important for heavy packages
  • Long-term bonds – key for shipping strength
  • Customer experience – open package without knife or scissors
  • Appearance – professional looking seal, no cracks or folds in tape
  • Aggressive hot tack rapidly achieves handling strength
  • Short open time allows for fast assembly lines
  • Securely bonds difficult to seal substrates such as lightly waxed surfaces
  • Low viscosity prevents stringing even at fast production speeds
  • Operator friendly with low to no odour
  • Able to bond to a wide range of substrates
  • Clean machining
  • Approved by CFIA and FDA

Carmel also offers hot melts based on a polymer range obtained through a polymerisation technology known as metallocene catalyst polymerisation. The metallocene polymer has some unique properties such as outstanding heat stability, narrow molecular weight distribution and a sharp melting point.

This results in a fast-setting hot melt adhesive designed for packaging and shipping applications. It is ideal for bonding corrugated fiberboard cartons, wood, particle board, chipboard and foam.

The use of this new polymer technology in our hot melts results in:

  • Increased heat stability
  • Prevention of char
  • Viscosity stability at working temperature
  • Light initial colour and colour stability
  • Superior machineability
  • Flowing performance and superior jetting
  • Potential for higher production line speeds
  • Reduced consumption of hot melt
  • Excellent bonding
  • Improved fibre tear compared to EVA based products
  • Unparalleled adhesion to difficult substrates like PE and PP
  • Low and high temperature resistance
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