Strahlux™ Vegetable Waxes for Candles
Regional Availability: Europe
The Strahlux™ candle wax range is specifically designed to meet the stringent and varied demands of European candle makers, and offers an array of performance characteristics and functional benefits.
- Strahlux™ candle waxes are suitable for all candle manufacturing methods, especially pouring processes where the melting point and crystallization behavior can be finely adjusted. Correct selection of the wax and wick combination guarantees the desired burning time and the complete consumption of the wax in the cup.
- Strahlux™ waxes burn soot-free, and up to 50 percent longer compared to mineral waxes under similar conditions.
- Strahlux™ vegetable waxes are fully compliant with the requirements of the German RAL Quality Mark for Candles. Click here to view the accreditation certificates of our Hamburg and Rotterdam production sites.
Strahlux™ candle waxes product portfolio
We are continually developing new vegetable waxes for candles, to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers and to offer improved functionality and performance. If you do not see the grade you are looking for, or need further information on our vegetable wax range, please feel free to contact us with your questions.
Church-lights: Also known as ‘Gravelights’ , our Strahlux™ 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 35-80 and 635-41 grades can be used at 100%.
T-lights: Mid-melting Strahlux™ waxes are suitable for t-light candles, often blended with refined paraffin wax to the customers’ own recipe. For pressing processes Strahlux™ 635-60 is particularly recommended, and for pouring processes all grades are suitable. Strahlux™ 66-437 has been developed for white t-lights, having a very light colour.
Container & scented: A wide range of Strahlux™ 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. For scented candles, Strahlux™ 615 and 660-50M are especially recommended for fragranced candles ; low odour, light colour, excellent shelf-life stability and good fragrance compatibility are key benefits.
Pressed free-standing: Higher-melting waxes with rapid crystallisation are suitable for candles made from 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.
Others: Vegetable waxes are used increasingly in other industrial and consumer applicatons. Cargill has a range of waxes suitable for the varied demands of these markets. Interested to learn more? Please see vegetable waxes for further information on our products and applications.
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