Calumet Specialty Waxes Overview

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is one of the few remaining North American producers of fully-refined paraffin, intermediate & microcrystalline waxes. We operate one of the newest wax production facilities in the entire Western hemisphere located in Shreveport, LA. Our manufacturing site starts with crude oil and refines it to create fully refined, FDA-approved waxes. We also produce slack & soft waxes along with petrolatum. We blend to meet customer-specific requirements. Our manufacturing facilities have met and exceeded ISO 9001:2015 quality standards.

Our refined waxes have application in most areas of wax consumption including candles, boxboard saturation and coating, hot melt adhesives, rubber, PVC processing, crayons, polishes, board emulsions and even a chewing gum base.

Calumet provides waxes via liquid form in tank car, tank truck, and iso-containers as well as solid form in pastilles or slabs ranging in volume from one pallet to full truck loads.

With refined wax production capabilities of 120M pounds per year, Calumet offers a broad spectrum of petroleum waxes:

  • Fully Refined Paraffin
  • Formulated Waxes
  • Soft Wax
  • Candle Blends
  • Slack Wax
  • Microcrystalline Wax
  • Scale Wax
  • Multicomponent Paraffin Vegetable Blend


Specialty Wax Blend

  • Candles

Paraffin Wax

  • Crayons
  • PVC
  • Waterproofing treatments