vegetable wax


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vegetable wax

[′vej·tə·bəl ‚waks]
(materials)
A waxy substance of vegetable origin, composed of fatty acids in combination with higher alcohols (instead of glycerin, as in fats and oils); includes Japan wax, jojoba oil, candelilla, and carnauba wax.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Er'go Candles, Dallas, TX, provides candles that contain 99% soy wax and 1% vegetable wax. Founder Jimmy Belasco said it is so pure, he actually used it to fry chicken.
Unlike most conventional candles, Natural Magic candles are made with 100% natural ingredients with the wax a special blend of vegetable waxes scented with only organic essential oils.
Originally the only fire log to be sold in such specialty chains as Whole Foods and Wild Oats, Java Log will now face competition from Duraflame, which is introducing an all-natural fire log composed of vegetable waxes that will burn three-quarters cleaner than an equivalent wood fire.
PLANT-DERIVED CHEMICALS DEMAND (million dollars) % Annual Growth Item 1996 2001 2006 01/96 06/01 Plant-Derived Chemicals Demand 1385 1960 2720 7.2 6.8 Essential Oils 487 641 828 5.6 5.3 Gums, Gels & Polymers 413 551 746 5.9 6.2 Botanical Extracts 276 440 664 9.8 8.6 Plant Acids 36 73 107 15.2 7.9 Plant Dyes 55 70 92 4.9 5.6 Vegetable Waxes 32 39 49 4.0 4.7 Plant Enzymes & Other 86 146 234 11.2 9.9 [c]2002 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
The company's waxed floss uses beeswax and vegetable waxes instead of paraffin to coat the nylon fiber.
The second stage consists of evaporating the volatile solvent to obtain a concentrate consisting of essential oils and vegetable waxes. The third stage is treating this product, known as concretion, to separate the waxes and leave the absolute essential oil in a pure state.
Snow-white and harder than petroleum paraffin wax, the synthetic product has a unique character and high purity that make it a suitable replacement for certain vegetable waxes and as a modifier for petroleum waxes and for some plastics, such as polyethylene.
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It is a trans-esterification of octyl dodecanol from coconut oil and various vegetable waxes having a similar profile to that of beeswax.
Plastifying agents and quick-drying polymers found in many of the new mascaras help curl and lengthen but keep the hairs flexible, while vegetable waxes and conditioners coat lashes, making them thicker as well as preventing crumbling and flaking.
* Un-Petroleum Jelly, an alternative to petroleum jelly made with a unique combination of vegetable oils and vegetable waxes. It goes on smoothly, feels less greasy than petroleum jelly and is more easily absorbed into the skin, according to executives.