Paraffin wax is a white or colorless soft solid derivable from petroleum, coal or oil shale, that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. It is solid at room temperature and begins to melt above approximately 37 °C (99 °F); its boiling point is >370 °C (698 °F). Common applications for paraffin wax include lubrication, electrical insulation, and candles. It is distinct from kerosene, another petroleum product that is sometimes called paraffin.
It applies to making candles, wax crayons, wax paper, electrical insulating, the raw materials to make high frequency porcelain carbon paper, stencil paper, precision casting, art wax and cold cream, and light industrial and chemical materials etc