carnauba wax

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carnauba wax

[kār′nȯ·bə ′waks]
(materials)
The hardest natural wax, having a melting point of 85°C, exuded from the leaves of the carnauba palm (Carnauba cerifera); used for insulating purposes and in making candles, shoe polish, high-luster wax, varnishes, phonograph records, and surface coating of automobiles. Also known as Brazil wax.

carnauba wax

A hard, high-melting-point wax; used in wood polishes and coatings to produce a matte finish.
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* Performance Waxes and Candles: Elevance's Nature Wax products are used in candles, polishes and coatings as an alternative to raw materials with supply problems and performance limitations such as paraffin, beeswax and carnuba.
For competition and long range use they offer a line of 6.5mm Match bullets both with and without Moly coating with a light film of carnuba wax (for reducing both friction and barrel wear).
This wax is harder than beeswax, but not as hard as carnuba wax.