Few types of substances are as varied as wax. Waxes can be naturally occurring or manmade, created from petroleum or soy. Aside from the obvious use of wax in candles, wax can be and is used for anything from a biologist’s microscope slides (histology) to the water-repelling shine on a surfer’s board (surf wax). While […]
For thousands of years, man has made use of waxes, one of the most varied resources in the world in terms of origin, composition and usage. From simple beeswax to more complicated manufactured waxes, their properties are matched in variety only by their purposes.
These are exciting times for the wax industry. According to a study by Inkwood Research, the global industrial wax market looks likely to increase by almost fifty percent by 2024, growing from 2016’s $8008 million to $11,499.82 million, with new technologies playing an important role in stabilising the market and balancing prices. More than 69 […]
With the global wax industry proving to be as unpredictable and malleable as wax itself, it’s interesting to keep an eye on what it is that’s driving these changes. Supply is becoming increasingly limited in Europe and North America, in large part due to the closure of some Group I plants as well as the […]
The cosmetics industry is looking at massive growth in the next few years. In a world increasingly concerned with beauty and self-image, the global market for cosmetics is set to reach $429.8 billion by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.3 percent, according to Allied Market Research.
Like all businesses, the global wax industry is a slave to the laws of supply and demand, and new challenges in this area await the market in the coming years, according to Kline’s Global Wax Industry: Market Analysis And Opportunities report. While the industry itself currently remains healthy, with demand for wax achieving a compound […]
Wax is one of those substances we often take for granted. It’s been used for hundreds of years and for at least as many different applications. From the archaic, such as its use as a seal for official documents, to the cutting edge of medical technology where it is used for suspending samples for microscopic […]
The global wax industry is facing unprecedented changes. Petroleum waxes, until recently the dominant element in the worldwide wax market, are beginning to be super-ceded by synthetic and vegetable waxes. The ability of wax manufacturers and providers to innovate and adapt to the needs and foibles of an ever-shifting marketplace is now of more importance […]
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In its purest state, Carnauba wax usually comes in firm yellow-brown flakes. It is made from the leaves of the carnauba palm (found in northern Brazil). The leaves are dried and beaten to loosen the wax, then refined and bleached. Carnauba wax can produce a glossy finish and as such is used in car waxes, […]