Wax from Numaligarh Refinery Ltd, Assam, is now on its way to Mexico after Nepal and Kenya with the first consignment dispatched last week from the Inland Container Depot(ICD) at Amingaon in Guwahati.
The high quality of NRL wax has evinced interest from several other countries like Mozambique and USA making NRL Wax a brand to be reckoned with worldwide, said a release of the refinery.
NRL had commenced sale of Paraffin Wax in the domestic market as well as exports since commissioning in 2015 of its Wax plant, the largest single unit producing Wax in the country. In a very short span, NRL has been able to capture around 40-45 per cent of the domestic market, the release said.
The Wax Plant was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 5. The utility of paraffin wax lies in making candles, tarpaulin sheets, food grade wrappers and in PVC pipe manufacturing industries, while microcrystalline wax finds widespread application in the manufacture of tyres, rubber products, paints and polishes, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, the release added.