This vegetable base hard wearing T1 wax harvested from the leaves of the palm copernica prunifera found in Brazil is the purer form of T4 carnauba wax.
T1 carnauba wax is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a tablet-coating agent. Adding the carnauba wax aids in the swallowing of tablets for patients. A very small amount (less than a hundredth of one percent by weight, i.e. 30g for a 300kg batch) is sprinkled onto a batch of tablets after they have been sprayed and dried. The wax and tablets are then tumbled together for a few minutes before being discharged from the tablet-coating machine.
As food grade T1 carnauba wax is use to wax and preserve or polish wood chopping boards, wooden spoons, chopsticks and other food handling utensils. To apply dress polishing wheel with carnauba wax as friction heat of the buffing wheel will coat the wheel as a food safe polish.
Hard durable natural wax for sealing, car polish formulation, coating, investment casting, waterproofing, cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical. Though hard and brittle this hard wearing wax can be blended with beewax for a softer wax easier in application to wood utility items like cutting board, spoons, ladle.
Color: Golden Yellow
Melting Point: 80°C – 86°C
Acid Value: 2mg – 7mg KOH/g
Ester Value: 71mg – 93mg KOH/g
Saponification Value: 78mg – 95mg KOH/g