From India importing to exporting wax: Indigenously developed CSIR technology turns the tide

Anjan Ray, Manoj Srivastava, Manoj Kumar Thapliyal


Paraffin Wax is used for making candles, polishes, food packaging, etc., while the finer Microcrystalline Wax is used by the cosmetic industry. In the past, India used to be a wax importer, just about everything from candle making to sealing waxes. 

CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), Dehradun, along with Engineers India Ltd (EIL), New Delhi, carried out collaborative research and have jointly developed ‘Wax De-oiling Technology’ to produce ‘Paraffin’ and ‘Microcrystalline’ Waxes (MCW)’ from petroleum streams and the tide turned as India is exporting wax today…read more on NOPR