Candelilla Wax Presentations

Wax in Bulk

Used mainly in industrial processes such as:

  • Polishes.
  • Lacquers.
  • Paintings.
  • Adhesives.
  • Anticorrosive.
  • Waterproofing.
Wax Powder

Considered as specialty product with applications in:

  • Lipsticks.
  • Cosmetics.
  • Lip creams.
  • Food industry.
  • Masks for eyelashes.
  • Preparations for hair.
  • Wax for fruits and vegetables.
Wax in Flakes

Used mainly in cosmetic processes such as:

  • Creams.
  • Lipsticks
  • Lip balms.
  • Eye pencil.
  • Capillary masks.
  • Substitute for beeswax.
  • Additive in homemade soaps.
Wax in Pellets

Considered specialty product with varied characteristics:

  • Lower manufacturing cost.
  • Precise control in the dosage.
  • Higher thermal efficiency in the melting process.
  • More purity in semi-refined and refined products.

Candelilla wax is characterized by its high content of hydrocarbons, constituting at 50%, the wax has a sticky consistency thanks to its resin content which constitutes 40% of its weight.

Wax Chemical Properties

Penetration (dmm) ASTM D-1321
Rank from 0-2
Number of acidity (mg KOH/g) USP 401
Rank from 12-22
Ester Number (mg KOH/g) USP 401
Rank from 31-43
Saponification (mg KOH/g) USP 401
Rank from 43-63
Melting point range (C°) USP 741 Clase II
Rank from 62-73

Candelilla Wax Industrial Applications

Composition and percentage proportions.

ComponentsRefinedRaw
Acid Esters100
Diesters90
Free Acids77
Free Alcohols1314
Hydrocarbons4657
Hydroxylated Esters88
Simple Esters221

The data contained are in percentage by weight.

Industrial Applications

Cosmetics
  • Lotions
  • Lipsticks
  • Lip creams
  • Body creams
  • Hair preparations
  • Masks for eyelashes
Coatings
  • Polishes
  • Lacquers
  • Paintings
  • Anticorrosive
  • Waterproofing
Electric
  • Molds
  • Lubricants
  • Cable cladding
  • Integrated circuits
  • Electrical insulation
  • Agglomerate for capacitors
Raw Materials
  • Clay
  • Carbon
  • Rubber
  • Textiles
  • Confectionery
  • Plastic Products
Office items
  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Crayons
  • Adhesives
  • Carbon paper
Daily consumption
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Chewing gum
  • Cleaning articles
  • Leather products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • It is recognized for being used as a main ingredient in many of the products within the food industry.
  • The FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States) classifies it as a safe natural substance.
  • Cataloged as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
  • Insoluble in water but dissolves basic dyes.
  • Highly soluble in acetone, chloroform, benzene and other organic solvents.
  • High melting point and can achieve gloss on its surface when polished.
  • It is hard, brittle, easy to pulverize and has a yellow or brown color depending on its degree of refinement.