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The Strategic Advantage of Perma's Paste Wax Product Line

From nearly the company's inception, Perma has been formulating, testing and improving various forms and colors of blended natural and synthetic waxes for a wide variety of industries. The fact that we were able to secure the perfect balance of beauty and protection in a narrow number of offerings have made our paste waxes the 'go-to' line for a host of manufacturers, in a vast array of mediums.

What is Carnauba & Why We Modify it Ever So Slightly...

Carnauba wax is a natural wax derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm tree native to Brazil. It is known for its hardness and high melting point, making it a popular ingredient in various products such as car wax, shoe polish, and cosmetics. It has a glossy finish and provides excellent protection against water and UV rays. Carnauba wax is non-toxic and biodegradable, making it an environmentally friendly option for many applications. However, there are a few downsides to using straight Carnauba waxes for industrial and manufacturing applications - like consistency of product performance, filtering of impurities and wear-resistance. These we are able to overcome with the blending in of some proprietary and eco-friendly synthetic waxes that ensure that you get the exact performance you want - despite the industry.

Some Industries & Applications Where Our Waxes Are Used...

wax to reduce drag on fiberglass boats

Paste Wax for Automotive & Marine

Paste wax is highly versatile and commonly used in both the automotive and marine industries for a variety of applications. In automotive maintenance, paste wax is applied to the exterior of vehicles to protect the paint from UV rays, oxidation, and environmental contaminants. It creates a glossy finish and repels water, making it easier to clean and maintain the vehicle’s appearance. In the marine industry, paste wax is used to protect the surfaces of boats and watercraft from saltwater, sun exposure, and harsh weather conditions. It helps to prevent oxidation, rust, and corrosion, extending the lifespan of the vessel and maintaining its aesthetics. Overall, paste wax is essential in both industries for preserving and enhancing the appearance and durability of vehicles and boats.

Paste Wax for Wood Furniture Manufacturing

Paste wax has a long and storied history in the furniture making trade, dating back to ancient times when craftsmen used a combination of beeswax and oils to finish and protect their pieces. Over the centuries, this practice evolved with the introduction of more refined formulas of paste wax made from Carnauba wax, paraffin wax, and other ingredients. Furniture makers continue to rely on paste wax for its ability to enhance the natural beauty of wood, provide a protective barrier against moisture and wear, and create a smooth and polished finish. The tradition of using paste wax in furniture making has endured for generations, making it a timeless and essential tool in the craft. What makes our waxes superior is the surface film - offering even more wear and water resistance.

paste wax for protecting metal surfaces from corrosion

Paste Wax for Metal Corrosion Resistance

Our paste wax contains a high-quality, durable blend of carnauba and synthetic wax and solvents that create a thin, hydrophobic film when applied to metal work surfaces like table saws, lathes, drill presses, and machining equipment. This film repels water and other liquids, preventing moisture from penetrating the metal and causing rust or corrosion. Additionally, the wax smooths out any imperfections on the surface, making it easier to clean and reducing friction when working with materials. Regular application of paste wax not only protects the metal surface but also promotes smooth and efficient operation of the machinery.

Wax for wall and floor mosaic tile protection

Paste & Solvent Wax for Mosaic Tile Applications

Applying paste wax over mosaic tile reliefs and installations offers several advantages. Firstly, paste wax helps to protect the tiles from damage caused by scratches, stains, and general wear and tear. This protective barrier also makes the tiles easier to clean and maintain, as dirt and grime are less likely to adhere to the surface. Additionally, paste wax can enhance the natural beauty of the tiles by adding a subtle sheen and depth to the colors and textures. Moreover, paste wax can provide a layer of waterproofing, which is particularly beneficial for mosaic installations in areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Overall, applying paste wax can help to prolong the lifespan and maintain the appearance of mosaic tile reliefs and installations, making them a more durable and visually appealing feature in any space.

wax: the traditional coating for bowling alleys

Paste Wax for Bowling Alleys

Liquid and paste waxes have been traditionally used for the treating of bowling alley lanes due to their ease of application and ability to provide a smooth, durable surface for the ball to roll on. Both types of waxes contain ingredients such as paraffin and silicone that help to reduce friction and increase the speed and accuracy of the ball. Paste waxes are typically applied by hand using a cloth or applicator pad, while liquid waxes can be sprayed or wiped on with a mop. These waxes are also easy to buff out, leaving a shiny finish that enhances the appearance of the lane. Overall, liquid and paste waxes have become a popular choice for lane maintenance in bowling alleys because of their effectiveness in creating a consistent playing surface for bowlers of all skill levels.

Using wax as a release agent for ceramic casting

Paste Wax for Ceramic & Fiberglass Form Release

Paste waxes have long been utilized as a relief agent in ceramic casting due to their ability to create a barrier between the mold and the casting material. When a mold is coated with paste wax before pouring in ceramic slip or plaster, the wax acts as a protective layer that allows for easy release of the finished piece. This is especially important for intricate or detailed molds, as the wax helps to prevent the casting material from sticking to the mold and potentially ruining the final product. Additionally, paste waxes are known for their smooth and glossy finish, which can transfer to the casting and result in a higher quality surface on the final piece. Overall, paste waxes are a key tool in the ceramic casting process, providing both practical and aesthetic benefits for artists and craftsmen alike.

Reducing friction with paste wax for metal stamping

Paste Wax for Metal Stamping & Casting

Paste waxes have long been a staple in the metal forming and parts stamping industry due to their ability to provide a protective barrier against corrosion, rust, and wear. They are applied to metal surfaces before forming or stamping to lubricate the dies and ensure a smooth release of the finished product. Perma's paste waxes stand out in this industry for their superior durability and longevity. Unlike traditional paste waxes that can wear off or break down easily under the high pressure and heat of metal forming processes, Perma's paste waxes are specially formulated to withstand these harsh conditions, providing long-lasting protection and ensuring optimal performance of the machinery. This durability results in reduced downtime for maintenance and cleaning, saving time and money for manufacturers in the long run.

Anti-corrosion with wax

Paste Wax for the Electronics & Defense Industries

Paste wax is commonly used in the electronics and defense industry for lubricating and waterproofing wire chase areas and wiring harnesses. This application helps to prevent corrosion, increase the lifespan of the wires, and ensure smooth movement within the wire chase. Additionally, the paste wax acts as a barrier against moisture, dust, and other contaminants, protecting the sensitive electronic components from damage. By applying a thin layer of paste wax to these areas, technicians can ensure optimal performance and reliability of electronic systems in various defense and aerospace applications. Over the years, numerous defense contractors have so employed Perma's paste wax products.

Shoes master polishing shoes with wax and cloth

Solvent & Paste Wax for Leather Crafting & Sporting Goods

Solvent and Paste waxes has long been considered the go-to product for protecting leather due to its ability to nourish and condition the material while providing a barrier against moisture and staining. Its smooth application and ability to create a natural sheen make it a popular choice among leather enthusiasts and professionals alike. In addition to its uses in leather care, paste wax is also found in a wide range of sporting goods products such as skis, snowboards, and baseball gloves. Its durability and waterproofing properties make it an ideal choice for protecting equipment that is exposed to harsh elements and frequent use. Whether in the workshop or on the slopes, paste wax continues to be a versatile and reliable product for preserving and maintaining leather and sporting goods alike.

Wax for printing press maintenance

Paste Wax for Printing Press & Packaging Machinery

In the printing industry, paste or liquid waxes are commonly used as lubricants or treatments for packaging equipment. These waxes help reduce friction between moving parts of the machinery, allowing them to operate smoothly and efficiently. They also help prevent buildup of residue or debris on the equipment, which can lead to malfunctions or damage. Additionally, these waxes can provide a protective coating on the equipment, helping to prolong its lifespan and maintain its performance. Overall, the use of paste or liquid waxes in the printing industry is essential for ensuring the proper functioning of packaging equipment and maintaining high-quality printing operations.

Paste Wax & Industrial (Citrus) Cleaners & Degreaser

Permakote paste wax

#700 Permakote Paste Wax

Don't let the name fool you, our private-labeling customers have repurposed this multi-use wax emulsion for all of the applications cited above.

#170 Citru-Clean Cleaner

A concentrated citrus-based cleaner and that cuts through soil and grease with amazing efficiency. While multi-purposed, it is adored in the industrial marketplace.

#820 Citru-Gest Degreaser

Our most powerful citrus-solvent degreaser that has proven itself to be an essential component of the industrial facility care team. Removes ink, tar, gums, wax and adhesives.