Carnauba Wax Emulsions

GC-704 CWE Carnauba Wax Emulsion

One of the hardest natural waxes, Carnauba wax is the wax of Copernicia Prufinera(Palm) leaves. Our formula 704 is a high solids, small particle size, type one carnauba wax emulsion that provides good rub resistance and slip properties for high gloss graphic arts applications.

 What is Carnauba Wax?

Carnauba wax, also known as palm wax or Brazil wax, which comes from the leaves of the Copernicia prunifera palm grown only in Brazil. The wax is obtained by beating the wax off of the dried palm fronds and then refining it for use.

Carnauba wax consists of fatty acid esters (80-85%), fatty alcohols (10-16%), acids (3-6%) and hydrocarbons (1-3%). It is around 20% esterified fatty diols, 10% methoxylated or hydroxylated cinnamic acid, and 6% hydroxylated fatty acids. Carnauba wax has a very high melting point of 82-86 °C (180-187 °F). It is harder than concrete and nearly insoluble in water and ethanol.