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HIGH QUALITY WAXES FOR A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

Shell GTL waxes, under the brand name Shell GTL Sarawax, are specialty waxes produced with high linearity and narrow carbon number distribution, resulting in products suitable for a range of applications ranging from hot melt adhesives, PVC lubricants, printing inks, rubber and tyre to candles, personal care and packaging material.

The unique opaque white appearance of Shell GTL waxes produces true colour brilliance with minimum colouring agents, whilst the high purity and consistent properties are ideal for automated and precision industrial applications.

NEW SHELL GTL SARAWAX SX90 AND SX110

Application & Key Benefits

Hot Melt Adhesives (HMA)

Hot Melt Adhesives (HMA)

Key Features and Benefits

  • Reduces viscosity to ensure efficient mixing.
  • Regulates open and set times.
  • Reduces surface tackiness for better transport and storage stability.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

PVC Lubrication

PVC Lubrication

Key Features and Benefits

  • Reduces energy consumption during PVC processing.
  • Provides excellent surface gloss.
  • Prevents formation of ‘hot spots’ which lead to thermal degradation.
  • Outstanding metal release enabling high throughput.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Inks & Coatings

Key Features and Benefits

  • Improves rub resistance, anti-scuff and anti-scratch properties.
  • Enhances matt effects and water repellence.
  • Regulates hardness and slip.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Masterbatches

Key Features and Benefits

  • Enables excellent pigment wetting for better pigment dispersion.
  • Improves the injection moulding process and increases output.
  • Enhances gloss in addition to thermal and UV stability.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Personal Care

Key Features and Benefits

  • Virtually free of sulphur, nitrogen, aromatics and heavy metals offering maximum purity.
  • Improves the quality and consistency of the base material in lipsticks, balms, creams and lotions.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Candles

Key Features and Benefits

  • Its high purity enables clean burning.
  • Consistent properties making it suitable to supplement other paraffin or vegetable waxes.
  • Good adhesion to glass walls and smooth surface finishing for container candles.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Emulsions

Key Features and Benefits

  • Impregnate, laminate or coat paper and board packaging material.
  • Comply with FDA requirements for packaging of food (fruit, meat, vegetables, sweets).
  • Repels water and provides binding properties to wood products used in the construction industry such as MDF (Medium Density Fibreboards) or Particle Boards.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Rubbers & Tyres

Key Features and Benefits

  • Anti-ozone protection for tyres and other rubber products.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Rodenticides

Key Features and Benefits

  • Excellent moisture resistance.
  • Suitable for use with many ingredients due to its odourless nature.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Textiles & Polishes

Key Features and Benefits

  • Improves suppleness, lustre and smoothness of fabric.
  • Regulates hardness and imparts shine for polishes.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

Road Works

Key Features and Benefits

  • Reduces viscosity and lowers operating temperature to improve workability.
  • Reduces energy consumption and emission of toxic fumes due to lower operating temperatures.
  • Fast set time of markings resulting in less traffic disruption as roads can be opened sooner.

Typical Shell GTL Sarawax Used

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Typical Values of Shell GTL Sarawax Range of Products

Test
Parameters
Unit Test Method SX50 SX55R SX60S SX70 SX70S SX80 SX105
Congealing
Point
ºC
ASTM
D938
54-56 54-56 60-62 70-72 70-72 82-86 102-105
Saybolt
Colour
- ASTM
D156
+30 +30 +30 +30 +30 +30 +30
Odour - ASTM
D1833
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1 Odourless Odourless
Oil Content %m ASTM
D721
2.2-2.4 1.7-2.4 1.4-1.7 0.3-0.5 0.3-0.5 0 0
UV
Absorptivity
L/gcm ASTM
D2008
<0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Form Liquid Slabs Slabs Liquid Slabs Granules Granules

 

SX50 SX55R SX60S SX70 & SX70S SX80 SX105
Safety Data Sheet SDS SDS SDS SDS SDS SDS
Technical Data Sheet TDS TDS TDS TDS TDS TDS

All Shell GTL Sarawax products comply with the United States Food and Drugs Administration regulations for indirect food contact applications.

Table of Regulations/ Compliance
Shell GTL Sarawaxes

SX50

SX55 SX60 SX70 SX80 SX105
INCI name assignment of Synthetic Wax Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 175.105 (adhesives) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 175.250 (coatings) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 177.1200 (polymer) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 172.886 (Food contact - Meets the Purity Requirement) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 172.888 (Food contact - Meets the Purity Requirement) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 175.300 (coatings) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 176.170 (Components of Paper & Paperboard, Wet) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 176.180 (Components of Paper & Paperboard, Dry) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 177.1210 (Closure with sealing gaskets for food containers) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 177.1390 (Laminate Structures) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 178.3710 (Food contact - Meets the Purity Requirement) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FDA CFR 21 Parts 178.3720 (Food contact - Meets the Purity Requirement) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

INCI: International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients

FDA: USA Food and Drug Administration

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