carnaubaCandelilla Wax (Latin: Euphorbia Antisyphillitica), obtained from the plant of the same name, is a shrub growing wild in the Chihuahua desert, a semi-arid area of more than 100,000 square kilometers located between the two spines of the Sierra Madres in northeastern Mexico.

The common name of the Candelilla plant appears to have been derived from the particular shape of the plant stalks – long, straight, erect and wax-covered – giving the appearance of little candles. Wax is exuded in the form of grey-green scales on slender shoots or simple branched limbs of the reed-like plant offering protection from moisture loss.

Strahl & Pitsch is the world's largest refiner of crude Candelilla Wax and produces a wax which conforms to the established USP/NF Monograph, the FCC (Food & Chemicals Codex) Grade. Our crude wax is sourced through established and reliable suppliers collected from sustainable sources.

Attractive and desired properties of Candelilla Wax include a moderate melting range, good gloss, durable film and a low coefficient of contraction. Candelilla Wax is valued in a variety of industries including cosmetics, pharmaceutical, confection and ink & coatings applications. Candelilla’s exceptional molding qualities capable of reproducing fine detail make it a superior precision casting wax. Properties, such as chemical stability, water repellency, high melting point, and good electrical resistance, make Candelilla useful in electronic and electrical products, liquid and paste polishes and waterproofing compounds.

 

Forms Available:

  • Crude lump
  • Refined lumps
  • Flakes, powder and granules

Applications include:

Cosmetics, Polishes,Pharmaceuticals, Precisions Casting, Lubricants, Adhesives, Paper Coating and Sizing, Chewing Gum Base, Electric Insulators, Candle Compositions

Compatibility:

Candelilla Wax is compatible with most vegetable and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins.

 

CANDELILLA WAX
S&P Number Melting
Point
Flash Point Minimum Acid
Value
Saponification Value Paraffinic
Hydrocarbons
Volatile
Matter
Insoluble Impurities
Color
75 * 68.5°C - 72.5°C   12-22 43-65 45% Max.     Yellow
DR-405 68.5°C - 72.5°C   12-22 50-65       Yellow
75NF 68.5°C - 72.5°C +   12-22          
99 68.5°C - 72.5°C   12-22 43-65 45% Max. Nil Nil Yellow
350 68.5°C - 72.5°C   12-22 43-65 45% Max.     Yellow
DR-409 68.5°C - 72.5°C   12-22 50-65       Yellow
* ECOCERT APPROVED
+ MEETS NF REQUIREMENTS

CANDELILLA WAX POWDER
S&P Number 60 Mesh 120 Mesh 200 Mesh 325 Mesh        
75P + 98% 70% 30% 10%        
+ MEETS FCC/ NF REQUIREMENTS

PRIME QUALITY CRUDE
S&P Number Melting
Point
Flash Point Minimum Acid
Value
Saponification Value Paraffinic
Hydrocarbons
Volatile
Matter
Insoluble Impurities
Color
78 68.5°C - 72.5°C 241°C 12-22 43-65 45% Max. Nil Nil Tan

CANDELILLA WAX - SUBSTITUTE
S&P Number Melting
Point
Acid
Value
Saponification
Value
       
Color
DR-415 73.0°C - 78.0°C 12-22 Deg.C 50-65         Tan

CANDELILLA WAX - SUBSTITUTE
S&P Number Melting
Point
Acid
Value
Saponification
Value
       
Color
DR-415 73.0°C - 78.0°C 12-22 Deg.C 50-65         Tan


 

REGULATORY STATUS:

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Candelilla Wax is FDA approved for end use under regulations 21CFR, 175.105, 175.320, 176.180, 184.1976 and is CTFA listed.
Candelilla Wax is GRAS listed
Candelilla wax is controlled under CITES

 

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