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Carnauba wax Properties

Carnauba wax



Carnauba, also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm, Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piaui, Ceara, and Rio Grande do Norte. It is known as "queen of waxes" and usually comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes. It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting them, beating them to loosen the wax, then refining and bleaching the wax. Carnauba wax appears as an ingredient in many cosmetics formulas where it is used to thicken lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, deodorant, various skin care preparations, sun care preparations, etc.[citation needed] It is also used to make Cutler's resin. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a tablet-coating agent.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Odorless yellow to dark brown-green solid.
CAS Number 8015-86-9
Chemical Composition Esters of Fatty Acids--> Fatty Alcohols--> Hydrocarbons--> Diols--> Fatty Acids--> Cinnamic Acid.
Density 0.990-0.999 g/cm3
Melting Point 81-86 °C
NFPA 704 H-0, F-1, R-0, C-NA
Synonyms 45T1; A118; Apple clear; Aquatex CC 1003; BN 50; BN 50 (wax); Bondwax WE 90; Brazilwax; C 1; C 1 (wax); CC-FG 3; Carnauba 1; Carnauba Gold II; Carnauba NC #3 Wax;Carnauba S; Carnauba Wax R 100; Carnauba Wax Type 1 Flakes; Carnuba wax;Cellosol 524; Celuna ND; Cerauba T 1; Copernicia cerifera wax; E 903; EmulsionNo. 93016; Emustar 0164; Emustar 0199; Emustar 0413; Emustar 0476; F 1-100; FMC819; Finetex KR; H 367; HX-A 01A; Hi-Disper F 10PC; Hidisper A 118; High Disper1535; High Flat A 20P1; K 332; K 332 (wax); KM 56; LT 314; Lanco SF 1955;Licomer W 483; M 193; ME 64540; MK 56; MK 56 (wax); ML 160; Michem Lube 156;Michem Lube 156 Kosher; Michem Lube 156FE; Michem Lube 156P; Michem Lube 160;Michem Lube 160F; Michem Lube 160HS; Michem Lube 160PFE; Michem Wax 433;MicroCare 350; NS 1P; Paracera 45; Paracera C 40; Polishing Wax 103; Porizoru524; Prime Yellow; R 100; RC 160 (wax); Refined Carnauba 1; Refined CarnaubaNo. 1 Powder; S-Nauba 5021; SL 535E; Selosol 428; Selosol 524; Selosol 651A;Serfene DL 96; Shield Brite AP 50C; Slip-Ayd SL 506; Slip-Ayd SL 508; Slip-AydSL 535E; StaFresh 819; Super Ester Wax TC; T 1; T 1 (carnauba wax); TOA 131;Torasoru CN; Towax 131; Towax 1P2; Towax 1PF; WA 03; WA 05; WAX 2808; WE 1-252;WE 100; WE 188; WE 95; WR 1; WR 1 (wax); Waxes and Waxy substances, Brazil;Waxes and Waxy substances, carnauba uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X