SP-63

Carnauba Wax

Carnauba Wax, No #1 Yellow (Type 1)

Carnauba wax is considered among the hardest of natural waxes. It has a high melting point, enhances oil retention, produces a very durable film, is valued as a stable co-emulsifying agent and serves as an exceptional polishing aid.

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

Details

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 thrashed 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.


Functions:

  • 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)

Compatibility:

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

Regulatory information

Globally accepted
Non-GMO
Vegan
Natural/ Naturally Derived
No animal testing
Cosmos Certified
Reach: Annex V Exempt
GRAS Listed
No BSE/ TSE
Kosher
no BHT and/or BHA
No Heavy Metals
Compliant with the Cosmetics Recommendation No. 14
No Nanomaterials
No Nutritional Content
No Microbial Content
No Residual Solvents
Does not contain palm oil

Recommended applications

Tablet Coating
Glazes
Anti-Sticking Agent
Hard Shell Candy Coating
Confection Polish
Chewing Gum
Color Cosmetics
Concealer
Lipstick
Mascara
Pomades
Salves/Ointments
Stick Formulations
crayons
Coatings
Waterproofing
Leather Treatment
Polishes
Varnishes
Ink & Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Printing Inks
Mold Release
Investment Casting
Leather Processing
Precision Casting
Electrical Insulation

Specifications

Test Method Specification
Color Visual Yellow
Identification by IR Current NF Monograph Compares to USP RS
Melting Point Current NF Monograph 80 - 86 °C
Acid Value Current NF Monograph 2 - 7
Saponification Value Current NF Monograph 78 - 95
Residue on Ignition Current NF Monograph NMT 0.25 %
Residual Solvents Current NF Monograph Complies

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