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Candelilla Wax Flakes 1lb

MP 155-160F Candelilla wax flakes, It is mostly used mixed with other waxes to harden them without raising their melting point. As a food additive, candelilla wax has the E number E 902 and is used as a glazing agent. It also finds use in cosmetic industry, as a component of lip balms and lotion bars. One of its major uses was a binder for chewing gums. Candelilla wax can be used as a substitute for carnauba wax and beeswax. It is also used for making varnish.

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The Candelilla Plant (Euphorbia Antisyphillitica and Pedilanthus Pavonis) grows in Northeastern Mexico in the wilds of the north central plains and foothills of the Chihuahua Desert, a semi-arid area of more than 100,000 square kilometers. The production of Candelilla Wax is confined to areas where rugged climatic and topographical conditions combine to produce the highest wax-yielding varieties. Plants growing in the hottest and driest areas produce a scale-like covering on the plant, which, after processing at hundreds of rural sites, yields a hard vegetable wax of superior quality. Strahl & Pitsch is the worlds largest refiner of Crude Candelilla Wax. We maintain considerable inventories of this unique, natural wax and manufacture a variety of Candelilla Waxes, ranging from refined to customer-defined specialty blends and substitutes. Forms available: Crude lumps, refined lumps, flakes and powder. Typical applications for candelilla wax include: Cosmetics, Polishes, Pharmaceuticals, Precision Casting, Lubricants, Adhesives, Paper Coatings and Sizing, Chewing Gum Base, Electric Insulators, Candle Compositions. Compatibility: Candelilla Wax is compatible with most animal, vegetable and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins. Candelilla Wax is FDA approved for end use under regulations 21CFR, 175.105, 175.320, 176.180, 184.1976 and is CTFA listed.

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Candelilla Wax Flakes 1lb

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