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How Crayons Use Petroleum

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keagen grantham

on 12 December 2014

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Transcript of How Crayons Use Petroleum

Fossil fuels in Crayons

How petroleum products are used in crayons
Benefits of petroleum in crayons
The petroleum in crayons help keep the crayons shape.Without the petroleum(paraffin wax)it would just be colors without any form.
How the petroleum is refined to be used in crayons
At first petroleum is a black,thick liquid,but then factories extract all the pavement,oil,and gas.Then the refined substance has to be bleached and do more processing to make the crayons safe and non-toxic for children.Then they put a hardening powder to make the crayon stiff.
Other things that can be used besides paraffin wax and how
Most of the paraffin wax is refined from crude oil but,plants,animals,and insects also produce substances similar to paraffin.Instead of putting paraffin in crayons you could put soy wax,beeswax,and many more.
Sources
madehow.com
afpm.org
forechange.com
wisegeek.com
selfgrowth.com

Chemical make up of Crayons
Crayons are made up of paraffin wax,pigments from color,and stearic acid.
Paraffin wax
Pariffin wax is a substance that is taken out from wood,coal,and petroleum.Pariffin was produced in factories by 1867.
Products similar to crayons that also use paraffin wax
Candles
Food
Make-up

Crayons are made from paraffin wax and paraffin is a substance that is extracted from petroleum and other fossil fuels.
Future of crayons if petroleum becomes scarce
Crayons future if petroleum becomes scarce looks good because there are many alternatives to petroleum that could make crayons the same and maybe even more eco friendly.
Fun facts about crayons and petroleum
Over 100 billion crayons have been made since World War 1.
Crayon means pencil in French
If crayons aren't made out of a wax then its made out of charcoal.
The first Crayola crayon was sold in 1903 for a nickel
The best seller is the 24 count Crayola brand crayons
The U.S. oil production is about 5.36 million barrels a day.
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