Sasol Performance Chemicals - Wax Division

The Wax Division of Sasol Performance Chemicals is the leading specialist in innovative wax technology, offering customers in various industries around the world wax products of the highest quality and purity

 

Providing a comprehensive range of paraffin waxes, microcrystalline waxes, synthetic Fischer-Tropsch (FT) waxes, petroleum jellies and blend and emulsions thereof, our products are as individual as the industrial applications they serve, with customised solutions creating real business value for customers.

 

Today we serve different industries such as hot melt adhesives, polymer processing, inks, paints, coatings, rubber, tyre, paper, packaging, textiles, cosmetics, pharma, construction board as well as road construction, candles and many others.

 

Micro and macro crystalline waxes are renowned for a wide range of possible applications. Their use ranges from rather simple applications to process-oriented tailor-made blends for state-of-the-art production equipment. Specialities are created for innovative solutions.

Refined paraffin waxes are blends of saturated hydrocarbons, purified by modern, environmentally friendly technologies. All our products are constantly monitored by a stringent quality control system and are nontoxic.

 

Sasolís Fischer-Tropsch waxes are synthetically produced by using gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology, in which Sasol is globally recognised as a commercial and technical pioneer. The GTL process uses a sustainable feedstock, natural gas, to produce premium FT waxes. Sasolís FT waxes offer unique properties and superior performance in a variety of applications thanks to the combination of a high melting point, low viscosity and excellent hardness, even at elevated temperatures.

 

Our FT waxes are inherently stable and may be exposed to heat for long periods of time with little deterioration in their properties. State-of-the-art fractionation, micronisation and modification result in a wide range of waxes with different physical and chemical characteristics. Chemical modification yields products with unique characteristics that can be tailored to the specific needs of our customers.