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Microcrystalline Waxes

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What
do we offer?

Kerax have the in-house facility to supply pure microcrystalline wax or in combination with paraffin or other performance additives. Typical uses can be in the adhesives, castings, corrugated board, cosmetics, rubber and tyre industries.

Derived from the dewaxing of base oil in the refinery process, microcrystalline waxes are made up of saturated hydrocarbons possessing a fine-grained crystal structure which renders them much more flexible than paraffin waxes.

Colours available range from white through yellow to dark brown in appearance.

Uses of microcrystalline wax include candle making, cosmetics, dental and pharmaceutical, food and beverage, fruit coating, jewellery waxes, laminating, paper and board coating, polishes and poultry defeathering, ski, snowboard and surfboard coating.

Micro waxes blend well with solvents to form a smooth paste, they increase tensile strength and rigidity, while improving stability and scuff resistance.

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Latest News


Published: 7th September 2021

The two huge towers which have stood over Kerax’s factory since the 1970s have been removed to make way for two new blending vessels, which forms part of our £1.5million investment into new facilities to increase production of our range of candle waxes including our ever popular KeraSoy and EcoLife ranges.


Published: 10th June 2021

Kerax, the UK’s leading wax manufacturer has announced a collaboration with Itero, a clean tech company based in London. Kerax has signed an MOU with Itero to purchase up to 5,000 tonnes/annum of recycled wax products.

New Developments



Published: 31st March 2020

Kerax are proud to have been appointed the sole manufacturer and distributor of EcoSoya products.



Published: 1st November 2020

You can now order candle wax samples directly from our website!

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