carnauba wax

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car·nau·ba wax

a wax obtained from the Brazilian wax palm, Copernica cerifera; used in pharmaceuticals to coat medicaments in sustained-release preparations and surfaces of tablets; used in waxes for wood and metal.
Synonym(s): Brazil wax, palm wax

car·nau·ba wax

(kahr-nawbă waks)
Wax used in pharmaceuticals and in dentistry.
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Included in this number are 300 items of consumer packaged shoe and foot care products, including Moneysworth & Best and Florsheim brands, which include: natural carnuba wax and lanolin shoe polishes and creams, a wide range of shoe laces, quality brushes and buffing cloths, natural-based shoe cleaners and waterproofers, and several lines of insoles.
This wax is harder than beeswax, but not as hard as carnuba wax.
On leather shoes, your repair shop will often use a product with a petroleum distillate as a carrier for carnuba wax or apply a natural animal oil conditioner.