With over 20 years of experience as technology and R&D manager in the industry, Ernst Krendlinger collates here all the relevant information on basic wax properties and processing technologies otherwise scattered across the literature and company brochures. After a general introduction, he provides an overview of the chemistry of waxes including their composition, molecular structure and analysis. In addition, he discusses such physical properties as carbon chain length distribution, dropping point and acid number. Subsequent chapters deal with synthetic waxes from Fischer-Tropsch processes, paraffin and amide waxes as well as diverse wax blends and emulsions, summarizing how these waxes are produced and applied. The final chapter looks at natural waxes and their technical importance in industry, covering their production, properties and market situation. This only up-to-date reference on the topic is essential reading in terms of the physical data as well as parameters and correlations, combining all the information necessary for the analysis and application of synthetic and natural wax compounds.
About the Author
Ernst Krendlinger is Head of R&D at the company DEUREX in Elsteraue (Germany) since 2009. He studied chemistry in Mainz (Germany) and received his doctorate at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Science in 1988. In between 1991 and 1997, he worked as technology manager coatings additives and waxes for the company Lubrizol, formerly known as Langer & Co., in Cleveland (USA) and Ritterhude (Germany). In 1997, Krendlinger started to work as R&D manager for waxes at Clariant in Höchst (Germany) and became Head of the grinding station for additional waxes in 2002.