Carnauba Wax

Carnauba Wax

Poth Hille Carnauba Wax Cosmetics

Protection and development of a natural resource

If you have been hunting high and low for high-quality Carnauba wax, you have come to the perfect place. We are Poth Hille, and we are one of the most trusted Carnauba wax suppliers on the Web. Our wax is ethically sourced and very competitively priced, making us the Carnauba wax suppliers of choice for clients in many different industries.

Poth Hille are the UK’s largest importer of Carnauba Wax and have been using Carnauba Waxes in blends for over 90 years. We buy directly from source in Brazil, ensuring competitive pricing for our customers whilst maintaining continuity of supply. Equally, we understand that Carnauba is an important natural resource in terms of economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits. To this end we are happy to support local initiatives that seek to educate and benefit both workers and families within the region. This has made us the leading Carnauba wax suppliers customers know that they can trust.

Known as The Queen of Waxes, Carnauba is the hardest known natural wax that can produce a high gloss finishes, strength and wear resistance, high in crystallinity and outstanding oil absorption characteristics. Due to its unique characteristics it can be used as a key component in many varied applications which include, cosmetics, car polishes, hard wood floor polishes, release agents and tablet coatings for food and pharmaceutical products. So as you can see, it is suitable for a wide range of applications. No wonder more and more customers are coming to us to buy Carnauba wax! It really does have so much to offer, whatever your project may be.

A wax that grows on trees

Carnauba Wax is gathered from the leaves of the palm tree known as Copernica cerifera, a slow growing tree that flourishes in the North Eastern regions of Brazil. The leaves exude a wax protecting it from dehydration in the hot climate. The cutting of the leaves takes place during the dry months of September through to February dependent on when the rainy season arrives. The leaves of the mature trees are cut using knives on long poles. The leaves are gathered and taken to drying areas where the younger and older leaves will be separated and allowed to dry out in the sun. The crude wax powder is removed by mechanical threshing. The colour and the quality of the wax is determined by the age of the leaves. The cutting of the leaves does not damage the tree and the leaves are fully restored by the next year. The wax powder is refined and solvent extracted to produce the recognised Carnauba grades of Prime Yellow Type 1, Extra Light Type 3 and Fatty Grey Type 4.
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A myriad of applications

Carnauba is mainly supplied in flake form but can also be made available in lumps or powder and micronized powder depending on the grade required. It can be combined with most animal, vegetable and mineral waxes, in addition to many synthetic and natural resins to create a vast range of finished goods.

Certified Organic Prime Yellow Carnauba Wax: Our Organic Carnauba Wax is certified by IBD, Latin America’s largest certifier of organic products and the only Brazilian certifier of organic products with IFOAM (international market) accreditation.

Prime Yellow Type 1: Lipsticks, eye pencils, mascara, creams, ointments and salves. confectionary coating, tablets, high end car polish, intaglio inks.

Extra Light Type 3: Wood care, leather care, emulsions and mold releases, car care, investment casting, textiles, sealing wax, floor polish.

Fatty Grey Type 4: Shoe care, carbon paper, TTR.

If you want to find out more about Carnauba wax and all that it has to offer, then please contact a member of our team today. Our advisors are friendly and knowledgeable and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you want to find out more about how we source our wax, the myriad of Carnauba wax benefits that you can expect, or our pricing and delivery, we are here to help in any way that we can.

Uses & Applications

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Grades of Carnauba Wax

Prime Yellow Type 1

(PHC 2486)

Predominantly used in cosmetics, its hard characteristics make Carnauba Type 1 ideal for raising melting points and hardness in formulations. Its moisturising and hypoallergenic properties, capability to produce a glossy finish and capacity to bind to liquid and oil, make Carnauba wax the perfect ingredient for cosmetics such as lipstick and mascaras, providing excellent surface gloss, hardness and mould release. Carnauba is also the wax of choice for quality automotive polishes and polishing confectionary and pharmaceutical tablets. Poth Hille can also offer a range of blends containing Carnauba wax as well as Carnauba substitute and emulsions.

Extra Light Fatty Grey Type 3​

(PHC 2485)

Better suited for technical applications; due to Carnauba Type 3’s excellent surface shine it is perfect for floor and furniture polishes. Its waterproofing properties also make it a favourite for leather treatment, to help maintain rigidity and resilience. Both Type 1 and Type 3 can be Kosher and Halal certified as well as F.D.A approved making them ideal for use in the baking industry as a mould release agent.

Fatty Grey Type 4

(PHC 2483)

Popular for its dark colour in the polish and printing industry, Carnauba Type 4 is a firm favourite for the manufacture of dark leather and shoe polishes, as well as printing inks. Carnauba Type 4’s hard nature makes it ideal for use in Thermal Transfer ribbons and also as a component in brake pads.

Prime Yellow Micronised Carnauba Powder

(PHC 2492)

An extra fine powder with an average particle size of 20-40 microns, it is used mainly in the confectionary and pharmaceutical industries as a coating for tablets and sweets. This product meets the requirements of the European (PH EUR), German (DAB), United States (USP) and US National Formulary (NF) bodies.

Prime Yellow Carnauba Powder

(PHC 2487)

A spray dried, all purpose powder, providing shine, gloss and hardness in the production of tablets and hard candies. This material meets all the requirements of the European (PH EUR), German (DAB) and United States (USP) Pharmacopoeias.

Carnauba Wax T3 Powder

(PHC 2485N)

A yellow spray dried medium-course, all purpose powder, providing shine, gloss and hardness in technical applications, Carnauba Type 3’s excellent surface shine it is perfect for floor and furniture polishes.

Organic Prime Yellow Carnauba Wax

(PHC 2486ORG)

Our Organic Carnauba Wax is certified by IBD, Latin America’s largest certifier of organic products and the only Brazilian certifier of organic products with IFOAM (international market) accreditation.

Known as The Queen of Waxes, Carnauba is the hardest known natural wax that can produce a high gloss finishes, strength and wear resistance, high in crystallinity and outstanding oil absorption characteristics.

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Poth Hille & Co Ltd
Unit 18 Easter Industrial Park,
Ferry Lane South,
Rainham,
Essex,
RM13 9BP,

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