Indian Oil shuts 40,000 tonne/year paraffin wax unit for 3 weeks

22 March 2011 03:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indian Oil has shut its 40,000 tonne/year paraffin wax (p-wax) unit in Digboi on Monday for three weeks of maintenance as planned, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant can produce about 3,500 tonnes/month of wax, 10% of which is premium Type 1 grade and the rest Type 2 grade, depending on the wax content of the oil feed.

Type 1 p-wax is used in the production of pharmaceuticals, food quality wax and cosmetics, while Type 2 is used in the manufacture of candles, the company source added.

Other regional producers include Chennai Petroleum and Pertamina.

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By: Heng Hui
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