Petrofine Products - Ours is a petroleum products trading company catering to the numerous industrial as well as customer requirements in and around Mumbai. With strong principles and efficient services the company visualizes to embark on various manufacturing, consultancy & trading services in India. 

The company also undertakes retailing of waxes (both petroleum and natural) for the art of candle making under the name of "Weaxfine Products" in Mumbai.

Currently, the company offers the following services:


Trading and retailing of petroleum products:


Trading and retailing of Natural waxes:
  • Bees Wax - Yellow and refined
  • Carnauba Wax - Brazil Origin
  • Montan Wax - German Grade
  • Rice Bran Wax - Indian Grade
  • Sunflower Wax - Indian Grade


Trading and retailing of Synthetic Products:
  • Polyethylene Waxes - Refined, High density PE and Low density PE wax
  • Polyethylene liquids - Liquid PE wax


Literature and Consultancy on Petroleum Products

Introduction to Waxes:

The word 'Wax' is derived from the ancient Anglo-Saxon word, 'Weax'. Waxes are among the oldest worked materials used by humans. Their value as versatile construction materials (“man's first plastic”) was discovered very early. The use of waxes is expected to increase in the future because of their generally favorable toxicological and ecological properties.

Typically waxes do not consist of a single chemical compound, but are often very complex mixtures. Being oligomers or polymers in many cases, the components differ in their molar mass, molar mass distribution, or in the degree of side-chain branching. Functional groups (e.g., carboxyl, alcohol, ester, keto, and amide groups) can be detected in waxes, sometimes several different groups.

According to this definition, waxes must have:


A drop point (mp) >40 °C


Their melt viscosity must not exceed 10 000 mPa · s at 10 °C above the drop point


They should be polishable under slight pressure and have a strongly temperature-dependent consistency and solubility


At 20 °C they must be kneadable or hard to brittle, coarse to finely crystalline, transparent to opaque, but not glassy, or highly viscous or liquid


Above 40 °C they should melt without decomposition


Above the mp the viscosity should exhibit a strongly negative temperature dependence and the liquid should not tend to stringiness


Waxes should normally melt between ca. 50 and 90 °C (in exceptional cases up to 200 °C)


Waxes generally burn with a sooting flame after ignition


Waxes can form pastes or gels and are poor conductors of heat and electricity (i.e., they are thermal and electrical insulators).

Today, waxes are used mostly as additives and active substances, their use in industry can be listed as below:

Branches of industry in which waxes are used


Examples of applications


Adhesives, hot melts

viscosity regulation, lubricants, surface hardening 


modification of bitumen, anti-graffiti treatment 


fuel, drop point regulation

Ceramics and metal 

binders for sintering 


binders and consistency regulators for ointments, pastes, creams, lipsticks 

Electrical and electronics industries 

release agents, insulating materials, etching bases




citrus fruit and cheese coating, chewing gum base, confectionery 

Matches, pyrotechnics

impregnation, fuel

Medicine and pharmaceuticals 

molding and release agents in dental laboratories, retardants, surface hardening of pills 

Office equipment

dispersing agents and binders for carbon paper and self-duplicating paper; anti-offset for toners for photocopiers 

Paints and coatings

matting, surface protection 

Paper and cardboard 

surface hardening


lubricants (PVC), release agents (PA), pigment carriers (masterbatch) 


surface protection of leather, floors, cars 

Printing inks 

improvement of rub resistance, slip 



Rubber industry 

release agents enhancing rigidity, surface hardening 

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