Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12737

Solid, low-melting substances that may be of plant, animal, mineral, or synthetic origin. Waxes are generally slippery (though beeswax is somewhat sticky), plastic when warm, and, because their molecular weights are rather low, fluid when melted.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA