The increasing demand for industrial wax from applications, such as candles, packaging, and coating and polishes, and growing acceptance of synthetic waxes are expected to drive the industrial wax market.
The fossil-based waxes segment is the largest type of the industrial wax market. These waxes are largely used in candle making, packaging, and coatings of commercial products. In addition, these waxes are used in the cosmetics industry as they are considered extensively safe and are derived from various processes of crude oil refining. Petroleum wax has a high-gloss characteristic, which makes it a suitable ingredient for polishes and is commonly used in floors, furniture, cars, and footwear.
The market in the tire and rubber application is projected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Industrial waxes are added to the compounds of rubbers and tires to protect them from ozone and UV lights. In addition, these waxes are applied to tires and rubbers to protect them from cracking.