Sealing Wax

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Sealing Wax
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In the past, sealing wax was used, as its name suggests, to seal a letter/ envelope shut. A broken seal would indicate the letter had been tampared with. With the rise of the postal system, sealing wax became more of a tradition than security. Sealing wax also do not perform well with the electronic sorting system employed by most postal services these days. In addition, the use of sealing wax and seal has become a rare one as electronic letters become a norm.

Sealing wax was traditionally made from 2/3 beeswax and 1/3 resin with a colouring (usually vermillion red or black). Whilst less popular now, modern day wax is made to withstand the postal system and comes in a greater variety of synthetic colours. This sample is made from parafin wax. 

Sample ID: 1272

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Solid
Compound
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Heat | Melting | Wax

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