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Fischer-Tropsch waxes

Sasol Performance Chemicals is one of the world leaders in the large scale commercial application of proprietary technology for the production of synthetic Fischer-Tropsch (FT) waxes.


These synthetic waxes are made in a controlled environment using carbon monoxide and hydrogen as feedstock, producing saturated, straight-chain hydrocarbons of consistently high purity and quality. The very linear molecular structure of the wax results in many desirable properties. State-of-the-art fractionation, micronisation and chemical modification yield a wide range of products with unique physical and chemical characteristics.


The product range includes high-melt waxes used as performance additives in many specialty applications, and medium-melt waxes which are used in similar applications to paraffin waxes.


High-melt FT waxes have a unique combination of high melting point, low viscosity and hardness, even at elevated temperatures, which ensure superior performance in applications such as hot melt adhesives (HMA), printing inks and coatings, bitumen modification, polymer processing and polishes and textiles. These products are often used in conjunction with lower melting microcrystalline and paraffin waxes.


Medium-melt FT waxes are typically used as alternatives to petroleum waxes and exhibit superior properties in a number of applications such as waterproofing of construction board.


Sasol's Products FDA CFR 21 Section 175.105 (Adhesives) Food Additive (EU) No 231/2012 Commission Regulations (EU) No 10/2011 on Plastic Materials Requirements of BfR XXV (Part C)
SASOLWAX H1 Yes Yes (E905) Yes, PM/Ref 95859 Yes
SASOLWAX C105/H105 Yes Yes (E905) Yes, PM/Ref 95859 Yes
SASOLWAX C80 Yes No Yes, PM/Ref 958591 Yes²
1Does not meet PM/Ref 95859 with regard to viscosity only.
²Does not meet specification with regard to solidification temperature. Claim: Fulfills purity requirements!

BfR: German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
FDA: USA Food and Drug Administration


For further Information click on the Application you are interested in.


Asphalt Additives

Construction Board and Wood

Inks, Paints and Coatings

Personal Care

Polymer Additives

Textile and Leather