The Paper Testing Waxes are used for the evaluation of surface strength or its resistance to picking on uncoated and coated paper & paperboard. It is not applicable to loosely felted papers such as blotters or roofing felts nor to some coated papers containing thermoplastic resins in the coating adhesive.

The wax set consists of a series of hard resin, non-oily waxes with graded degrees of adhesion. Each of the waxes in the series has a cross section of 18 x 18 mm and is identified by code.

These are designed for use by paper and coated paper manufacturers, printers, lithographers, and other concerned with the development, inspection and control of paper for coating and printing purposes. 

Complete Wax series is available with the following numerical designation. 

2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 12A, 13A, 14A, 16A, 18A,2 0A, 23A.

Each Box contains 8 wax sticks of a particular numerical value from the above series. 

On Demand: Standard Paper Testing Wax Kit: It comprises one stick of each wax 2A through 23A i.e. 17 wax sticks total in kit with an alcohol lamp & wick and a wooden pull block.

Loose Wax Sticks of any Numerical value are also provided.

Product Code UEC-4004
Equipment Category Surface Coating & Printability


Applicable Standards

TAPPI  T 459 om-93

Range Available

Testing Applications Duplex And Art Paper (Wax Pick)

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