MICRONIZED CARNAÚBA WAX

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CAS No [8015 – 86 – 9]

 

TESTS
SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE I
TYPE 3
TYPE 4
(CENTRIFUGED)
TYPE 4
(FILTERED)
METHODS
Melting Range (ºC)
81-86
81-86
81-86
81-86
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Insoluble impurities (% Max.)
0,2
0,2
0,5
0,2
AMERWAX
Volatile matter (% Max.)
1
0,5
0,5
0,5
ASTM D95-62
Acid value
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-7
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Ester value
71-88
74-82
72-78
72-78
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Saponification value
78-95
78-87
76-84
78 – 84
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Organic Volatile Impurities
Conform prescribed
Conform prescribed
Conform prescribed
Conform prescribed
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Color
Light
Orange
Dark
Dark
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
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Residue on ignition (% Max.)
0,25
0,25
0,25
0,25
Heavy metals (% Max.)
0,002
0,002
0,002
0,002
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Description: Carnauba wax is a natural product obtained from the processing of the powder exuded from the leaves of the palm tree named as CARNAUBA (Latin name: Copernicia cerifera Mart.).
To protect itself against dehydration during the period of drought that severely affects the Northeast region of Brazil every year for more than six months, the Carnauba covers its leaves with a thick layer of wax consisting basically of esters, alcohols and fatty acids of high molecular weight.
Once the leaves have been collected, they are dried out and beaten for the wax to loosen up. After going through a refining process that includes filtering, distillation, centrifugation and bleaching, the wax is used all over the world by various industries, such as in the manufacture of polishing wax (floors, shoes, cars etc.), in the paper and packaging industries, in making paints and other more resistant continuous coatings, in the cosmetic industry (lipsticks, enamels), in the food industry (bubble gum, chocolate, fruits), as well as in the pharmaceutical industry as vehicle and excipient.
With a production exceeding two thousand tons per year, PVP stands out in the Carnauba Wax market due not only to the technological breakthroughs applied to the wax refining process, but also to its strict quality criteria and to the fact that it is only manufacturer to produce micronized wax.