Paraffin Wax.

Sl. No. Characteristics Method No. Requirement
TYPE
1
TYPE
2
TYPE
2A
TYPE
3
1 Melting point (cooling
curve), deg. C
IS 4654
Annex A
45 75 58 Min 45 to 75
2 Ash, % by mass, Max IS 1448 [P:4] 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03
3 Acidity, Inorganic, mg of
KOH/g, Max
IS 1448 [P:2] 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
4 Acidity, Organic, mg of
KOH/g, Max
IS 1448 [P:2] 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
5 Saponification value, Max IS 1448[P:55] 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
6 Oil content, % by mass,
Max
IS 4654
Annex B
0.50 0.50 1.50 3.50
7 Colour, Lovibond in 18-in
cell, Max
IS 1448[P:13] 1.0 Y 2.0 Y 2.0 Y
8 Colour, Saybolt min IS 1448
[P:14]
ASTM
D6045
24 20 15
9 Colour ASTM, Max IS 1448[P:12] 2.0
10 Acid discoloration test IS 4654
Annex C
To
pass
the
test
11 Ultra violet (UV)
absorbance per centimetre
path length, Max
280 – 289 millimicrons
290 – 299 millimicrons
300 – 359 millimicrons
360 – 400 millimicrons



IS 4654
Annex D



0.15
0.12
0.08
0.02
12 Odour, Max IS 4654
Annex E
1