Trade name/synonym name

"Waxes" is the proper shipping name for a number of waxes according to IBC Code chapter 17

The entry "Waxes" in the present IBC Code chapter 17 will be replaced by "Hydrocarbon wax" in the next edition of IBC Code chapter 17, expected to enter into force 1 January 2021. (Please also check the entry for Hydrocarbon wax in BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database)

Trade names belonging to the existing entry "Waxes" 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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