Hydrocarbon wax

Trade name/synonym name

"Hydrocarbon wax" is the proper shipping name for a number of waxes according to MEPC.2/Circ., List 1 effective from December 2017.  "Hydrocarbon wax" will be included in the next edition of IBC Code chapter 17, expected to enter into force 1 January 2021. But as "Hydrocarbon wax" is contained in MEPC.2/Circ. as valid for "all countries", it is possible to use the new classification before 2021


Trade names belonging to the entry "Hydrocarbon wax" are for example: SPO Slack wax; LMO Slack wax; Petroleum wax; Mineral wax and many more. Therefore, please obtain cargo specifications before acceptance

Main properties/hazards
Main chemical and physical properties
Flash point
Boiling points
Melting point
Viscosity @ 20°C
Vapour pressure @ 20°C
IBC carriage requirements
IBC chapter
Ship Type
Tank Type
Relevant additional IBC req.
MARPOL Requirements
Pollution Category
Special information to be added to Shipping Document


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