Carnauba Wax, NC #3 Light (Type 3)
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.
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.
Melt Point Modifier
OIl and Solvent Retention
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.
|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|