Re: [CR]gum rubber hoods.what exactly is paraffin wax.

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Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 23:59:21 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]gum rubber hoods.what exactly is paraffin wax.
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John English wrote:
> Hi John.soft paraffin wax is harder than vaseline petroleum jelly but softer
> than candle wax.Ideal for rubbing in.Odourless and dries out none
> sticky.Only wax advised for protecting rubber products.Don`t know about
> beeswax but beeswax straight from the hive sure will make your hands stink
> when you come of those hoods.Vaseline soft paraffin wax and paraffin candle
> wax all petroleum based.Hope this clarifies things.BP (british
> pharmaceutical society.)
> Wax forms thin but dense coating over rubber keeping out ozone, oxygen, and
> weathering in general. Suggest application three times a year, just keep up
> the protective coating.Wax melting point 55 c. Laboratory suppliers also
> stock it.
> Regards J.E

Question: My understanding was that petroleum based products were not to be used on latex; that they caused deterioration of the latex. Anyone else???

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California