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Beeswax - Product Specifications
Beeswax, an insect product, is excreted by the honeybee, Apis Mellifera Linne (Fam. Apidae), to construct the honeycomb, and is found on all continents of the globe. To extract the Beeswax for use, the honeycomb is melted or boiled with water and the crude wax skimmed off the top. the color of the crude material is dependent upon the type of flower which gave the pollen, the age of the hive and its care, and the amount of the propolis present. Not all crude Beeswax is suitable for bleaching. Refined Beeswax is produced by remelting the crude wax and filtering it either through cloth or filter presses admixed with filter aids. White Beeswax is made from selected crude wax bleached by chemicals of charcoal filtration.
Grades Available
Crude: Lumps
Yellow Refined N.F. : 10 lb. slabs and prills
White Bleached, N.F.: 10 lb. slabs and prills
Vegetable, Animal and Mineral Waxes, Tallows, Fatty Acids, Glycerides, Hydrocarbons, Fatty Alcohols. Most all other waxes and oils.
Physical Properties
Natural Beeswax is amorphoid and varies in color from a deep brown to a light taffy shade. The
wax has a distinctive honey odor.
Melting Point (Fahrenheit): 143.6 - 149º
Melting Point (Centigrade): 62 - 65º C
Acid Value: 17.0 - 24.0
Ester Value: 72.0 - 79.0
Ratio Number: 3.3 - 4.2
Saponification Cloud Point (Max.): 65º C
Beeswax Uses
Polishes for Furniture, Wood and Leather, Cosmetics Creams, Lotions and Pomades, Ointment and Salve Medicinals, Finishes in Leather, Textile, Wood and Paper, Candles, Confectionery, Modeling, Engraving, Acid Etching, Lithography, Emulsions
Beeswax is F.D.A. approved under Regulations 21 CFR 184.`1973 & CFR 184.1975
C.T.F.A. Listed
C.A.S. #8006-40-4 White
C.A.S. #8012-89-3 Yellow

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