Fossil Wax

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Infobox on Fossil Wax
Example of Fossil Wax
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Fossil Wax


A solid wax-like residue left when petroleum evaporates. Shipped in drums. Used in the preparation of ceresine, in the paper industry and in the manufacture of floor polishes. Highly combustible. Crude wax melts at 79,5°C.

Reference is made to the relevant IMO regulations on hazardous cargo.

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