carnauba wax

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carnauba wax

[kār′nȯ·bə ′waks]
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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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Products include natural carnuba wax and lanolin shoe polishes and creams to ensure a longer-lasting and more lustrous shine than synthetic wax or petroleum-based polishes.
Coal tar pitch Water Ca(OH) + CO Petroleum asphalt Sodium silicate Ca (OH) + Molasses Portland cement Plastic resins Sodium silicate + CaCl Carnuba wax Glues Sodium silicate + CO Paraffin Starch Clay Gums Dry starch Bentonite Dry sugars Tapioca Wood tars Glucose Gilsonite Sucrose Dextrin Lignosulfonates Molasses Alginates
This paste product contains no silicones or carnuba wax, and works well on knives, badges, insignia, emblems, buckles, and trophies.