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.

Acid Esters100
Free Acids77
Free Alcohols1314
Hydroxylated Esters88
Simple Esters221

The data contained are in percentage by weight.

Industrial Applications

  • Lotions
  • Lipsticks
  • Lip creams
  • Body creams
  • Hair preparations
  • Masks for eyelashes
  • Polishes
  • Lacquers
  • Paintings
  • Anticorrosive
  • Waterproofing
  • 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.