Types of Wax

Coogar Products has been manufacturing high-quality wax melting equipment and machinery for more than 20 years. We are a proud, family owned and operated business, making all our products in the United States. We have helped both hobby and large-scale candle and soap makers streamline their production, so they can quickly make larger batches of their high demand products. Coogar Products is your one-stop shop for wax dispensers, fillers, melters and mixers.  Our renowned wax melters come in a variety of capacities and price ranges so you can find the perfect wax melting machine to match the specific needs of your job. If you’re looking for cost-effective, efficient, portable  wax equipment for your job or hobby, look no further than the technologically advanced wax melters at Coogar Products.

The possibilities that can be achieved with Coogar Products are nearly unlimited. From Hands of Wax to candles to soap and everything in between, let the quality Coogar Products wax equipment unleash your passion.

Coogar Products Wax Melters Are Compatible with These Wax Types

  • Soy Wax: This type of wax is made of soybeans and is used primarily in the making of candles and wax melts. It is all-natural, eco-friendly and has a lower melting point than the other types of waxes.
  • Palm Wax: This wax, also called Brazil Wax or Carnauba Wax comes from the leaves of the Copernicia Prunifera Palm Tree that is only grown in Northern Brazil. This wax is used in many products including: automobile and boat waxes, surfboard wax, shoe polishes, paper coatings, dental floss, food products, instrument polishes, cosmetics and skincare products, medication pills and floor and furniture waxes and polishes.
  • Coconut Wax: Coconut wax is made by combining refined and hydrogenated coconut oil with other natural, vegetable-based waxes. Coconut wax is often used in the making of various candles.
  • Beeswax: This type of wax is formed by the secretion of glands of worker honey bees. Beeswax is used to build honeycombs in which young bees are raised.  The wax of the honeycomb is collected and processed. Beeswax is used in a variety of products including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food production and coating, hand creams and lotions, lip balm, hair wax, candle making, shoe polish, surfboard wax, furniture polish, surgical bone wax, soap and as a stabilizer for oil paints.
  • Paraffin Wax: This wax comes from oil shale, petroleum or coal and is often white and odorless. It is used in crayons, candles, lubrication and electrical insulation.
  • White Oils: White oil is technically not a solid wax but is often mistaken as a liquid form of Paraffin wax because it is made of refined crude oil and other petroleum products like Paraffin wax. It has numerous cosmetic, biomedical, industrial, mechanical, electrical, polishing, automotive and cooling applications.
  • Microcrystalline Wax: This type of wax is made from the de-oiling process of petrolatum, which is part of the petroleum refining process. Microcrystalline wax is commonly used in tires and rubber, candles, adhesives, corrugated board, cosmetics, jewelry, sculptures, snowboard wax, ice hockey stick wax and castings.
  • Scale Wax: This type of wax is partly refined paraffin wax that is the result of sweating slack wax to eliminate most of the wax’s oil.
  • Slack Wax: This type of wax contains a mixture of paraffin wax and oil. It is produced by pressing the wax and oil together to reduce the oil content and brown coloring of the mixture. It is used in construction board, vapor barriers, inks, polishes, paper products, rust protectors, matches, candles, fertilizer and dust suppressants.
  • Polyethylene Wax: This type of wax comes in two grades: PE wax is available in two main grades: emulsifiable and non-emulsifiable. Emulsifiable is commonly used in textile finishing, cosmetics, polishes, paper coating, leather protecting and enhancer, crayons and packaging. Non-emulsifiable polyethylene is used in plastics, paints, printing ink and elastomers.
  • Petroleum Wax:  This type of wax is made from petroleum and includes Paraffin wax, Microcrystalline wax and petroleum jelly.

Wax Equipment Use Cases

The various types of wax listed above are in a variety of products that have many different uses that make life better. Whether your business is creating candles, cosmetics, polishing waxes, or even pharmaceuticals, Coogar Products wax equipment can help streamline the process and increase your business’s efficiency. Below are the most common products made using our equipment.

Candles

There are multiple types of candle wax available. The most common waxes used in candle making include Paraffin, palm wax, beeswax and soy wax. Some of these waxes, like Paraffin, are harder, while other waxes, like soy, are softer. The different candle wax types also retain scents differently, so the ideal wax will depend on the type of candle you are making.

Candles are an obvious use case for our wax melting equipment and whether your candle product is using soy or Paraffin, our machines work perfectly to ensure you get an accurate mixture of wax, color, and fragrance for your candles.

Soap

Wax used in soap must stay hard and keep from dissolving. Traditionally, soap is a mixture of sodium hydroxide and either coconut oil, palm oil, tallow or lard. Today’s soaps include wax such as Paraffin, beeswax and palm wax in place of tallow or lard.

Our wax melting and mixing equipment improves efficiency to help you grow your soap making business.

Cosmetics

There are many types of waxes used in cosmetics, however, Palm wax and Microcrystalline are the most commonly used. Both waxes are fragrant-free and won’t harm or irritate the skin.

Spa waxes aim to exfoliate, soothe and smooth skin. Some also relieve muscle tension. Common waxes used in spa wax are Paraffin and Carnauba. Many spas also have depilatory wax used specifically for body hair removal.

At Coogar Products, our wax melting and pumping equipment can be used with the above types of wax to create various cosmetic products such as lip balms, face masks, creams and lotions, and hair waxing products.

Other Use Cases for Our Wax Melting & Mixing Equipment

No matter your industry or the wax product your business is creating, Coogar Products wax melting and pumping equipment can help increase the efficiency and productivity of your business. Below are additional wax products that our equipment is compatible with.

  • Automotive/Marine Wax: Wax polish products for vehicles and boats are commonly made using Carnauba was which is long-lasting and water-resistant.
  • Pharmaceutical Wax. Waxes are key ingredients in medical ointments, lotions, creams, gel capsule medications and suppositories. Carnauba, Beeswax, Paraffin, Candelilla and Microcrystalline Wax are popular choices for these pharmaceutical wax applications.
  • Leather Wax. The most commonly used waxes in leather wax are beeswax and Carnauba wax. Paraffin and other petroleum waxes are still sometimes used. Many leather wax products contain a combination of these different waxes.
  • Textile Waxes. Most modern clothing is made from waterproof, synthetic materials. Textile waxes close spaces between the fibers and makes them water-resistant. Most textile waxes are made of Polyethylene wax.
  • Packaging Wax. There are a variety of waxes used in packaging, due in large part because of the vast diversity of products that need packaging. Both petroleum-based wax, particularly Paraffin, and natural waxes such as beeswax and Candelilla wax are used in the packaging of food and goods.
  • Casting Wax. There are two different types of casting wax: one is a soft, solid wax that is used in dentistry for molds and patterns of dental appliances to keep them from damaging and irritating the soft tissue inside the mouth (dental wax) and another wax made from a blending of various waxes that can be carved or shaped and then overlaid with metal, usually for making jewelry and small sculptures (metal molding). The former is usually made from paraffin wax while the latter traditionally used beeswax.
  • Cheese Wax. This special type of wax protects cheese from mold growth and excessive moisture. Cheese wax is often red in color and is made from a combination of paraffin and microcrystalline waxes.
  • Chemical Plant Wax. These varieties of waxes help preserve food and plants as well as give them a pleasant, shiny exterior. Candelilla and Carnauba waxes are the most commonly used as they have been rated as being safe for human consumption.

Build & Improve Your Business with Quality Wax Equipment

The above types of waxes and their uses and applications are just some of the possibilities you can discover and pursue with the wax melting machines, dispensers, melters and tanks from Coogar Products. Our high-quality wax equipment is durable and bolstered by our one year warranty.

The use and need for wax is present in a variety of everyday items from clothing, leather and food preservation to cosmetics and spa waxes to packaging and casting. When you invest in the purchasing of one of our wax tanks, dispensers or melting machines, you invest in your business’ future by utilizing cost-effective, time saving equipment.

Contact us at Coogar Products today to learn more about our wax equipment and how it can benefit your business.