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What is the melting point of paraffin wax?

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The melting point of paraffin wax is usually between about 110 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit, though it varies depending on the type. Paraffin wax is highly inert, yet burns very well. It is very commonly used to produce candles.

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Low melt point paraffin wax has a melting point of less than 130 degrees Fahrenheit, medium melt point paraffin wax melts between 130 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit and high melt point paraffin wax melts at temperatures greater than 150 degrees Fahrenheit. High melt point paraffin wax is primarily used for special candle-making processes, while low and medium melt point paraffin waxes are used for more typical processes.

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