Fischer-Tropsch waxes are the hardest waxes in the world. DEUREX offers the most flexible portfolio of Fischer-Tropsch waxes. Seven different FT types and various forms of delivery are available. The range includes Fischer-Tropsch waxes with a solidification point of ~ 50 °C up to a solidification point of ~ 105 °C. The delivery forms include slabs as well as powders, micro-sized waxes and liquid waxes; DEUREX Fischer-Tropsch waxes are also available as dispersions and emulsions.
During the Fischer-Tropsch process coal, natural gas or biomass is being converted into synthesis gas at temperatures above 1000 °C using steam and air or oxygen. In the following reaction, the gas is being converted to hydrocarbons such as alcohols, paraffin and olefins. Resulting products are the so-called hard waxes.