Carnauba Wax

Carnauba Wax, NC #3 Dark (Type 4-Filtered)

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


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 BHT and/or BHA
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
Printing Inks
Mold Release
Investment Casting
Leather Processing
Precision Casting
Electrical Insulation


Test Method Specification
Color Visual Brown
Melting Point Current NF monograoh 82.5 - 86 °C
Acid Value Current NF monograph 4 - 10

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