Product obtained from the photochemical chlorination of very pure linear paraffin fractions with chains of 14 to 17 carbon atoms. They are products of a marked inert nature with no significant reactivity against chemical agents in general. They are insoluble in water and soluble in most organic solvents and oils and are flammable.
Due to their neutral nature with regard to light stability, weak toxicity, reduced colouration, transparency, low volatility, low conductivity, non-flammability, easy emulsionability and compatibility with plastic polymers, resins, waxes and plastifiers, paraffins are used in:
– Plastic material plastifiers (PVC)
– Paint and sealant plastifiers
– Fireproofing and flame retardants for natural and synthetic rubbers.
– Lubricants and lubricant additive