[NAFEX] wax temperature
mrtejas at lycos.com
Tue Mar 16 13:04:21 EST 2004
The melting point of parafin wax commonly used to seal jelly jars is 128F. The wax used on high quality freezer boxes melts at 140F. The brownish sticky wax on banana boxes is microwax that melts at 160F. I don't know what grafting wax is but think it's probably got microwax in it since it is brown. Your 170 seems to make sense to me.
I work in a refinery that makes many grades of wax.
--------- Original Message ---------
DATE: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 13:52:25
From: "Ed Forest" <edforest55 at hotmail.com>
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>I use a meat thermometer and set the indicator at 170 degrees F. I have read
>and found that it is ok if below this temp. I use a potpouri electric
>heater, looks like a mini crock pot.
>Paraffin might be liquid at that temp but I think just barely and it cracks
>more when cold and comes off.
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