Carnauba Wax

Powder Carnauba Wax, NC #3 Light (Type 3)

Carnauba Wax Powder is known to be an excellent glazing and slip agent with industrial applications including the ink, polish, and electronic industries.

INCI: Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
CAS #: 8015-86-9
EINECS #: 232-399-4
Country of origin: USA
Composition: Natural Carnauba Wax


Carnauba Wax is obtained from the leaves of the Brazilian palm tree known as ‘Copernica Cerifera’, also referred to as the "Tree of Life". The Carnauba palm flourishes in northeastern regions within Brazil, and proliferates naturally along riverbanks, streams and damp low-lands.

The tree exudes wax through the petioles of its fan-shaped leaves, which prevents dehydration in the equatorial climate. The palm leaves, harvested in the dry months occurring from August through December, are sun-dried and mechanically threshed to separate the wax from the leaf. The color and quality of the wax are governed by the age of the leaves and care used in processing.


  • Hardener

  • Melt Point Modifier

  • Viscosity Modifier

  • Co-Emulsifier

  • Polish Base

  • Water Repellent

  • OIl and Solvent Retention

  • Glazing

Grades available:

  • No #1 Yellow (Type 1)

  • NC #3 Light (Type 3)

  • NC #3 Dark (Type 4 - Filtered)


Carnauba Wax is compatible with many vegetable and mineral waxes and a variety of natural and synthetic ingredients.

Regulatory information

Globally accepted
Natural/ Naturally Derived
No animal testing
Reach: Annex V Exempt
No Heavy Metals
No Nanomaterials
No Nutritional Content
No Microbial Content
No Residual Solvents
Does not contain palm oil

Recommended applications

Leather Treatment
Ink & Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Precision Casting
Electrical Insulation


Test Method Specification
Color Visual Tan
Melting Point USP <741> Class II 80.0 - 86.0 °C
Acid Value Current Carnauba Wax NF Monograph 4 - 11 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value Current Carnauba Wax NF Monograph 78 - 95 mg KOH/g
Residue on Ignition Current Carnauba Wax NF Monograph NMT 0.35 %
Residual Solvents Current Carnauba Wax NF Monograph None Detected

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