Paraffin Wax is produced only from refineries, which have wax production units. There are three types of Paraffin Wax
namely Type-1, Type-2 and Type-3. These categories are based on the oil content.
Paraffin Wax is produced only at Digboi and CPCL Refineries of IndianOil.
The major use of Paraffin Wax is for candle manufacture. The other uses are for manufacture of Tarpaulin and wax papers.
Paraffin Wax is sold ex Digboi refinery as well as other upcountry storage points – Bassein (Maharashtra), Bijwasan (Delhi), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Jalandhar (Punjab), Sambalpur (Orissa) and Sanathnagar (Andhra Pradesh), on ex MI basis. It is also sold through Distributors.