NatureWax® Vegetable Waxes - North America
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NatureWax® - North American Product Portfolio
Tea lights (poured& pressed)
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* documents available upon request
DP: Typical drop point in °C
IV: Typical iodine value in gI/100g
COL Y: Maximum color, yellow values in Lovibond 5 ¼ “ cell
COL R: Maximum color, red values in Lovibond 5 ¼ “ cell
ND: Not determined / not specified
NatureWax vegetable wax applications
Church lights: Also known as 'Grave lights,' our NatureWax vegetable waxes are well suited to the production process, and to the long burn-time requirements of this candle type. The waxes can be blended with soft paraffin grades; for a fully vegetable-based candle, the 635-41 grade is recommended.
Pressed free-standing: Higher-melting waxes with rapid crystallization are suitable for candles made from the pressing of powdered waxes, usually in a blend with refined paraffin in order to achieve the correct properties. Depending on the details of the process used, typically 20-50% vegetable wax can be incorporated into the wax blend.
Container & Scented: A wide range of NatureWax vegetable waxes can be used in container candles, depending on the requirements of the formulator; typical blend ratios are 70-80% vegetable wax and 20-30% mid-melting paraffin wax, and selected grades are suitable for the forumation of pure vegetable candles. For scented candles, NatureWax 615 and Elite 600 are especially recommended; low odor, light color, excellent shelf-life stability and good frangrance compatibility are key benefits. For general use, NatureWax Elite 500, availabe based on segregated RSPO-certified palm, is highly appreciated for its technical performance: smooth crystallization and surface features, no shrinkage, light color, and good compatibility with other wax types.
Tea lights: Mid-melting NatureWax vegetable waxes are suitable for tea light candles, often blended with refined paraffin wax to the customers' own recipe. For pressing processes NatureWax 635-50 is particularly recommended, and for pouring processes all grades are suitable. NatureWax C-7 has been developed for white tea lights, having a very light color.
In addition to the applications mentioned here, know that vegetable waxes are used increasingly in other industrial and consumer applications. Cargill has a range of waxes suitable for the varied demands of these markets. Interested to learn more? Please see Agri-Pure Industrial Vegetable Waxes for further information on our products and applications.
Getting consistently great results from your vegetable wax
There are many advantages to using vegetable wax in the place of paraffin. If you’re new to vegetable waxes, they generally require some modification to candle production processes originally designed for paraffin waxes, but don’t worry, we have compiled a few tips, tricks, and a little science to help get consistent results and the most out of NatureWax candle wax.
Where to buy your wax
If you need recommendations on which wax to use, availability in your part of the world or need help a little help pouring the perfect candle, our global network of NatureWax distributors is here to help. You’ll be able to find a distributor who can help here.
Cargill’s NatureWax® Technical Support Team has expertise in a variety of waxes (vegetable, paraffin, microcrystalline) and can provide additional services to support your growing requirements:
Formulation development and trial run support
Performance testing & troubleshooting
Process Manufacturing support through
NatureWax is sold in North America through these select distributors. For a complete list of worldwide distributors click here.
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