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Has anyone tried MP-117 wax?


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18 hours ago, Forrest said:

I just went to the CS website and they have a new paraffin container wax, MP-117. I don’t know who manufactures it, but  I’m willing to try anything at this point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting.... I have never seen a container paraffin with such a low MP before. They also have a new pillar/votive/tart wax that sounds intriguing too - MP 137. I just got my formula down, I do NOT need to be tempted. Esp since it's something only they carry. Ok I'm gonna go hide in the corner FAR away from temptation......

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This is from the CS Facebook page

 

"This container wax is typically reserved for large manufacturing companies as a private label wax, so we're excited to make it available to you. While we can't spill the deets, let’s just say you’ll be using the same wax as some big brand name, high-end candle manufacturers."

 

If this is true I may find the consistency I'm looking for in this wax. I just ordered two slabs, so we shall see.

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They're talking a load of rubbish, nobody is gonna use a wax with that low of a melt point at a large manufacturing company. Any kind of transport with heat and those candles will go to crap. It's good marketing though.

 

I don't think it's going to be any different than every other wax on the market from lot to lot, I've tried most of them recently and they all never wick the same as the previous batch.

 

 

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That wax will be useful in blends and when you get a slab of like 4630 and it’s harder than your slabs before. Don’t use as standalone but can be good blender. I would try it for parasoy and see if it can stand the winter adhesion test.

That’s my test where a candle has to keep adhesion during winters months for shipping in glass see through containers.

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I've been testing the MP-117 at 80/20 blending with a coconut wax. I think the wax is FANTASTIC!!  I'm using 6% fragrance and the hot throw and burn is phenomenal! I don't find it any softer than Problend 400, 4630, 4636, 4627, or 4633. It's a bright white color too which is really pretty.

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1 hour ago, PINKT said:

I've been testing the MP-117 at 80/20 blending with a coconut wax. I think the wax is FANTASTIC!!  I'm using 6% fragrance and the hot throw and burn is phenomenal! I don't find it any softer than Problend 400, 4630, 4636, 4627, or 4633. It's a bright white color too which is really pretty.

I’m curious, what does the coconut wax do for it? I’ve not gotten in to blending waxes so that would be a big step for me.

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3 hours ago, PINKT said:

I've been testing the MP-117 at 80/20 blending with a coconut wax. I think the wax is FANTASTIC!!  I'm using 6% fragrance and the hot throw and burn is phenomenal! I don't find it any softer than Problend 400, 4630, 4636, 4627, or 4633. It's a bright white color too which is really pretty.

I spent a while testing a blend with both 4630 and 4633. I found that 4630 was a little on the sticky side compared to 4633. Would you say the MP-117 has that sticky consistency? Out of those 2 I mentioned, which one is it more similar to?

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48 minutes ago, LilFirecracker said:

I spent a while testing a blend with both 4630 and 4633. I found that 4630 was a little on the sticky side compared to 4633. Would you say the MP-117 has that sticky consistency? Out of those 2 I mentioned, which one is it more similar to?

I don't find the MP117 sticky at all.

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Forrest blending waxes is very helpful when you find your current fav wax is too hard, too soft, not of this or that.

I have been on blending binge for a production wax. Right now I have five favorites of various waxes and additives.

Why? Couldn’t find what I liked, secondly the wax shortages make me nuts, so covering my bases.

What you learn is the properties of waxes and additives so you can fine tune your wax. Haha not a cheap endeavor but you don’t have to go nuts. You could try blending a parasoy and see how you like it. Good project for winter and you may like it better than 4627 and def better than 6006!

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On 1/14/2022 at 11:08 AM, Forrest said:

I’m curious, what does the coconut wax do for it? I’ve not gotten in to blending waxes so that would be a big step for me.

 

I'm just a blender, have been for years and I love coconut waxes so added 20%

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On 1/14/2022 at 1:31 PM, LilFirecracker said:

I spent a while testing a blend with both 4630 and 4633. I found that 4630 was a little on the sticky side compared to 4633. Would you say the MP-117 has that sticky consistency? Out of those 2 I mentioned, which one is it more similar to?

LilFirecracker, the MP-117 is most like the 4630 or Problend 400

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