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Unrefined paraffin

davehenry777
6 years ago

I am a hobby candle maker and have been using mostly 140° paraffin. I recently bought some wax that produces crystal looking white clumps that do not absorb dye. I have tried all my additives which minimize the problem, mostly by opacifying the candle, but is not fool proof.
The same paraffin that I bought used to be fine, but this batch is different. The supplier is not much help.
Does anyone know what i am talking about?
(I think the wax has longer chain hydrocarbons in it.)

I am looking for a way to eliminate the white clumps that form when the paraffin cools.

It is more pronounced, like mottling, if additives like Vybar are not used.

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