Exceeding all standards.


Definition: Any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at ambient temperatures and insoluble in water. Waxes are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.

Types of Wax

Vegetable waxes

Candelilla wax
Carnauba wax
Castor wax
Esparto wax
Japan wax
Jojoba oil
Ouricury wax
Rice bran wax
Soy wax

Mineral waxes

Eresin waxes
Montan wax
Peat waxes

Petroleum waxes

Paraffin wax
Microcrystalline wax
Petroleum jelly

Synthetic waxes

Polyethylene waxes
Fischer-Tropsch waxes
Chemically modified waxes
Substituted amide waxes
Polymerized α-olefins

Animal waxes

Chinese wax
Shellac wax

Testing Methods

We verify that each wax blend meets your exacting specifications with a series of scientific tests in our on-site laboratory. We strive for the consistent quality wax blends with the desired properties, characteristics and results you need. Waxes are typically quality controlled with regard to the following physical properties: melt point, oil content, penetration, viscosity and color.

For additional information regarding test methods, please visit ASTM’s website.

FDA Compliance

All fully refined paraffin waxes manufactured by C.J. Robinson Company conform to FDA regulations 21 CFR 176.170 (Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods) and 21 CFR 178.3710 (Petroleum wax). Conformation and limitations of this compliance are printed on each product's Technical Data Sheet.