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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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The carnauba wax was mixed with the starting formulation polymer matrix at the following concentrations: 5g of yellow polymer matrix Elvax 210 (LDPE Bralen) and 10g of carnauba wax, yielding a 33 percent mixture; 5g of yellow polymer matrix Elvax 210 (LDPE Bralen) and 15g of carnauba wax yielding a 25 percent mixture; 5g of yellow polymer matrix Elvax 210 (LDPE Bralen) and 20g of carnauba wax, yielding a 20 percent mixture.
Print gloss (Figure 6) was higher on PE than EVA formulations (59 percent to 40 percent on SBS decreasing with increasing carnauba wax content).
To reduce the viscosity of HMI formulations, carnauba wax was used up to 80 percent of ink formulation.
Figure 2 shows SEM pictures of the four coating materials used in this article: (a) natural carnauba wax particles (S-5021, mean particle size: 5-8 [micro]m, from Shamrock Technologies); (b) micronized PE wax powders (MP-22XXF, mean particle size: 4.
Carnauba wax Polyethylene wax PTFE wax Density (g/[cm.
66) Likewise, the Office of Inter-American Affairs (OIAA) noted that, although accurate statistics for crop production in Ceara were impossible, staple crop production had decreased from 1940-41, while cotton and carnauba wax increased, [see chart] The drought would also deplete meat supplies as livestock perished, ranchers drove their herds to other states, and smallholders slaughtered cattle for consumption.
As Menezes Pimentel noted in 1943, with the United States effectively the sole foreign purchaser of Ceara's exports, only strategic war materials, such as carnauba wax and vegetable oils, had fared well.
Sealer polish Gel-Gloss is one product that leaves a thin coat of tough carnauba wax that will resist stains.
A generic model BPA-based epoxy-phenolic formulation and the relevant raw materials (including three slip agents that were used comparatively: a mixture of carnauba wax and lanolin wax--Slip 1; lanolin wax--Slip 2; and a polyamide wax--Slip 3) were provided by the Valspar Corporation (Industriestrasse 9, CH 8627 Gruningen, Switzerland).
Table 1: Different combinations of the slip agents in the selected epoxy-phenolic can coatings Coatings Slip 1 (g) Slip 2 (g) Lanolin wax Slip 3 (g) Carnauba wax + Polyamide wax lanolin wax EPHS1 2.
No-Wet is made from 17 ingredients including kaolin clay and carnauba wax.
Attributes/comments: EverGlide UV 636 is a 25% carnauba wax emulsion in TPGDA for both UV inks and coatings.