Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are complex fusions of polychlorinated n-alkanes. The chlorination degree of CPs can vary between 30 and 70 wt%. CPs are subdivided according to their carbon chain length into short-chain CPs (SCCPs, C10–13), medium-chain CPs (MCCPs, C14–17), and long-chain CPs (LCCPs, C>17).

Depending on chain length and chlorine content, CPs are tintless or yellowish liquids or solids. We are leading manufacturer and supplier of chlorinated paraffin in India.

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S.No. PARAMETER Chlorinated Paraffin 52%
Chlorinated Paraffin 58%
Chlorinated Paraffin 45% (OMAL45 N SUPER) Chlorinated Paraffin 63% (OMAL63 N SUPER)
1 Chlorine Content % 52.0 ± 2.0 58.0 ± 2.0 45.0 ± 2.0 63.0 ± 1.0
2 Color in Hazen Units (HU) 45 Max. 70 Max. 60 Max. 60 Max.
3 Specific Gravity @ 30°C 1.280- 1.300 1.380 ± 0.2 1.200 ± 0.2 1.440 ± 0.2
4 Viscosity @ 25°C, Poise 8-17 25-85 2-7 225-350
5 Free Mineral Acidity as mg KOH / gm 0.001 Max. 0.001 Max. 0.001 Max. 0.001 Max.
6 Heat Stability @ 180°C for 20 min. Color changes to yellow from
its original color
Color changes to yellow from
its original color
Color changes to
yellow from its original color
Color changes to
yellow from its original color
7 Thermal Stability after 4 hrs. @ 175°C 0.10 Max 0.10 Max 0.10 Max 0.10 Max
8 Volatile loss @ 180°C for 3 hrs., percent by mass 3%Max 2%Max 2.3%Max 1.4%Max
9 PH Value of 10 % aqueous extract(W/V) 6.0 ± 0.5 6.0 ± 0.5 6.0 ± 0.5 6.0 ± 0.5


The manufacturing process of Chlorinated Paraffin Wax (CPW) involves chlorination of paraffin wax in the presence of a catalyst. This chemical reaction results in the formation of various CPW grades with differing levels of chlorine content. The final product is then purified, cooled, and often mixed with additives for specific applications.

Chlorinated paraffin is made from straight-chain hydrocarbons, primarily derived from petroleum, through a process that involves chlorination to replace hydrogen atoms with chlorine atoms, resulting in various chlorinated paraffin compounds with differing properties and applications.

Chlorinated Paraffin Wax (CPW) is used as a flame retardant, plasticizer, and in various industrial applications like lubricants and metalworking fluids due to its chemical stability and fire-resistant properties.

Paraffin is not a natural product. It is derived from petroleum, a fossil fuel, through a refining process. While it can be refined to varying degrees, it is fundamentally a hydrocarbon-based substance and not found in nature in its processed form.

Yes, paraffin is used in cosmetics. It is a common ingredient in skin creams, lipsticks, and cold creams, where it helps create a creamy texture and serves as a moisturizing agent. Paraffin wax is valued for its skin-conditioning properties in various cosmetic products.