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Shellac Wax Substitute

Have you been looking for a reliable, affordable alternative to Shellac wax? Then your search could almost be over! We are Poth Hille, a leading stockist of Shellac wax substitutes. We quickly recognised the demand from our customers, and set about supplying a Shellac wax substitute that would cater to a wide range of needs. We’re here to make the process of shopping for a substitute of Shellac wax as smooth and straightforward as possible, and our customer service team are on hand to deal with any requests and queries that you may have.

Curious about our Shellac wax substitute? Here’s everything that you need to know.

What is Shellac Wax Substitute?

First things first, what is a wax substitute for Shellac? Our wax contains no shellac itself, but has been carefully formulated so that it resembles the real thing as closely as possible. Shellac wax is normally obtained from the de-waxing of shellac resin. Needless to say, this is a time and labour-intensive process that makes natural Shellac wax quite expensive.

With the wax becoming more and more popular in a wide range of products, supply is increasingly failing to meet demand. The result? More and more money being invested into the development of an effective Shellac wax substitute – which we are more than happy to be able to share with you.

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What is it used for?

This wax is a firm favourite with those in the cosmetics industry, and it has a wide range of applications. It can be used in formulations for lipsticks and mascaras, and is found in plenty of other beauty products too. Our Shellac wax substitute has been extensively tested to ensure that it is suitable for use in cosmetics, and will not cause any adverse reactions.

What are the benefits of the Shellac Wax Substitute?

There are a number of benefits to using a substitute for Shellac wax. The first is that it is much cheaper than natural Shellac wax. As we mentioned before, extracting Shellac wax is a very time-consuming process, and a lot of labour is involved. It’s also much harder to generate a high yield when working with a limited supply of natural materials. Shellac wax is also subject to price fluctuations depending on the availability of the raw materials, which can make it tricky to budget for. A substitute eliminates those issues and saves you money.

Find out more today

Here at Poth Hille, we are passionate about helping every single customer. People buy our Shellac wax substitute for a wide range of different applications, and we aim to cater to as many different needs as possible. If there are any questions that you have about our substitute for Shellac wax, we would be delighted to help in any way that we can. Just get in touch with our team today, and they will do all that they can to provide you with the answers that you are looking for.

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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,
RM13 9BP,

Tel: +44 (0)1708 526 828
Fax: +44(0)1708 525 695
Email: info@poth-hille.co.uk

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