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Item # 10-0112, Type 1 Carnauba Wax

Type 1 Carnauba wax is exuded by the leaves of the Brazilian "Tree of Life" to conserve the moisture within the tree and leaves. This Carnauba Palm grows in the northern and northeastern parts of Brazil along the river banks, and valleys.

The leaves containing the wax are cut off the tree during the period from September to March. The color and quality are governed by the age of the leaves and the care used in processing the carnauba wax.

Carnauba Wax Physical Properties: Carnauba Wax is hard, brittle, non-tacky and lustrous wax.

Carnauba Wax Grades: Prime or No 1 Yellow, No. 3 North Country, Carnauba Wax Substitutes.

Carnauba Wax Compatible With: All Vegetable, Animal, and Mineral Waxes, A large variety of natural and synthetic resins, Fatty Acids, Glycerides and Hydrocarbons.

Carnauba Wax Uses: Carnauba Wax is the preferential ingredient in the following
  • Polishes: Shoe, Furniture, Leather, Automobile, Floor, Fruit, Candy, Wood Products
  • Finishes: Leather
  • Cosmetics: Creams, Lipsticks, Hair Care Products, Mascara
  • Lubricants: Greases, Mold Release
  • Glazing: Candies, Gum, Paper
  • Protective Coatings: Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels
  • Pharmaceutical: Salves, Ointments, Tablet Coating, Time Release Agents
  • Other Uses: Candles, Inks
Carnauba Wax is F.D.A. Approved under Regulation 21 CFR 175.320, 184.1978 C.T.F.A. Listed C.A.S. #8015-86-9




Package Size (lbs)


Package Type


Melting Point

181.4 °F Typical

Acid Number

2 - 10

Saponification Number

78 - 95

Iodine Value

7 - 14 Wijs

Flash Point

570 °F Min.

Specific Gravity at 25°C

0.996 - 0.998

Unsaponifiable Matter %

50 - 55

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