At EPChem, we offer you the materials and the technical knowhow needed to bring your creativity to life.
EPChem is a pioneer in the introduction of Vegetable Waxes for use in candle formulations. We were awarded research grants for the development of renewable vegetable wax suitable for use in various candle types.
Since then, EPChem has come up with a comprehensive variety of high quality palm and soy waxes, ranging from a natural ivory color to bleached white color. Our EPIWAX range of vegetable waxes are environmentally friendly alternative to paraffin waxes. They exhibit excellent candle performance by providing a clean burn and being impurity-free.
EPChem also has a full range of specialty “ready-to-use” blended Paraffin Waxes from Sasol Wax, specifically formulated for use in candle-making machines by drawing, extrusion, filling, moulding, etc. In addition, we also offer fully refined paraffin waxes (FRPW 58/60) and Synthetic Paraffin Waxes Shell’s Sarawax SX55R (EPIWAX EP858) etc.
Special Candle Wax
EPChem also offers a range of Sasol Wax products suitable for wick coating waxes with enhanced burning and flexibility.
For other interesting candle types, EPChem recommends our range of crystal effect waxes - EPIWAX A10, A11 and A12, as well as our range of mottling agents, EPIWAX EM11 and EM12.
For producing transparent gel candles, we suggest Kraton G1650 which also serves to reduce shrinkage. It also improves adhesion and low temperature performance in container candles. We also supply synthetic white oil with different viscosities. This white oil is very stable in colour and is odourless and is often used in manufacturing of gel candles.
Combining our in-depth experience in waxes and decades of experience in the candle industry, we offer you quality materials and technical support to ensure that you achieve products where your needs and the needs of the market are met. We will work with you on your specific candle requirements, offering from formulation components like paraffin, synthetic, PE and microcrystalline waxes, to full wax formulations.
For a more specific recommendation on our products for use in candles, please contact any of our marketing representatives.