A cost-effective, natural and sustainable alternative
From the second half of the 20th century, paraffin and other mineral hydrocarbons have been the primary source of waxes. Today, with volatile market conditions and uncertain availability of mineral waxes, many customers are turning to waxes based on vegetable oils as a cost-effective, natural and sustainable alternative.
Our waxes are produced from refined vegetable oils, versatile and abundantly available. By the use of refining and modifying technologies, along with skillful blending, we are able to produce a wide range of melting points, crystallization behaviors, colors and textures to suit your application needs.
Please note: Not all products are available in all regions or countries.
Cargill’s vegetable waxes offer the following advantages:
Performance – vegetable waxes outperform mineral waxes in many attributes such as improved fragrance loading and a cleaner, longer burn.
Versatility – vegetable waxes offer a wide range of properties, with scope to customize blends for individual customer needs.
Price consistency – vegetable wax prices can be agreed for up to one full year, giving our customers more control over their raw material spend.
Security of supply – global vegetable oil production is large and growing. Through Cargill’s advanced production facilities and world-class supply chain, our customers can depend on us to deliver their products when they need it.
Environment – our waxes are based on renewable vegetable sources. They are non-toxic, biodegradable, free from genetically modified oils and contain no animal derived substances.
Our vegetable waxes blend well with other wax types, especially paraffin waxes. However, some experimentation and testing is usually necessary to ensure optimum results. Additives and emulsifiers developed for pure paraffin waxes are often less effective in blends with vegetable waxes, and alternatives are needed to ensure the best performance. Cargill provides a knowledgeable Technical Service team to support and assist you in adding vegetable waxes to your raw material portfolio, to experience the many benefits that they can offer.
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.