Since many years Paramelt has been supplying products to the chewing gum industry, both to primary gum producers as well as to chewing gum base producers. The main products for this market are microwaxes.
Hard and semi hard microcrystalline waxes are used in chewing gum base to plastisize the rubber compound. These microwaxes used for this application are approved for use in foodstuff and are registered as food additive under E 905. Paramelt is also capable of making concentrates of polyisobutylene rubbers in microcrystalline wax.