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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carnauba wax

A hard, high-melting-point wax; used in wood polishes and coatings to produce a matte finish.
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This wax is harder than beeswax, but not as hard as carnuba wax. The wax has been used successfully in polishes, ski wax, ointments, lubricants, soaps, sculpture work and as preservatives.
Phase A Castor oil 43.6 Pureco HOS 16.5 (sunflower oil) Captex 810D 6.5 (glyceryl tricaprylate/caprate/linoleate) Candelilla wax (Ross) 7.0 Abi-latum SC 5.0 (glycine soja (soybean) oil (and) hydrogenated cottonseed oil) Carnuba wax (Ross) 5.7 Octyl palmitate (Goldschmidt) 4.5 White beeswax (Ross) 5.0 Cetyl alcohol 3.0 Captex 200 3.0 (propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate) Phase B Vitamin E acetate 0.2