BOTTLE SEALING WAX 1944
Bottle Sealing Wax 1944 is a high performance, flexible wax for providing a seal over the top of bottles that is both decorative and functional. It can also be used to produce a wax seal that is flexible enough to withstand the rigours of passing through a postal service without breaking.
|CONGEALING POINT||°C||ASTM D – 938||60 – 65|
|SOFTENING POINT||°C||ASTM D – 36||61 – 66|
|VISCOSITY AT 100°C||cPa||ASTM D – 3236||980 – 1350|
Bottle Sealing Wax 1944 consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon waxes, resins and polymers which are listed under FDA regulations 21 CFR 175.300 suitable substances for use in food coatings.
Bottle Sealing Wax 1944 is manufactured according to good manufacturing practice and complies with Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004, applied in England under The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2005 and Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006.
Bottle Sealing Wax 1944 does not contain, nor come into contact with during manufacture Bisphenol A or any of the following known allergens: cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, lactose, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame, Sulphur dioxide, lupin and molluscs.
It is recommended that minimal stirring is carried out during the melting process. Excessive stirring can cause air bubbles to be trapped.
The working temperature is approx. 80-90°C, depending on the thickness of coating required. Avoid overheating the wax: if there is any sign of smoke coming off, then it is clearly too hot.
To obtain a thicker coating, maintain the molten wax at a lower temperature. To obtain a thinner seal, maintain the molten wax at a higher temperature.
For a matt finish, allow the wax to air cool.
To obtain a glossier finish, immediately plunge the wax into cold water and keep it in the water until all of the wax is cool. If being heated to normal working temperatures, the wax can be heated 3 or 4 times without any significant effects on the performance of the wax.
This wax may contain dyes that could possibly mark certain surfaces – please test for colour fastness before use.