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A mixture of paraffinic and cycloparaffinic hydrocarbons occurring in nature; it has a higher melting point than synthetic paraffin and is used as a substitute for beeswax.
Synonym(s): ozocerite
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com/research/c33d0a/the_world_market_f) has announced the addition of the "The World Market for Paraffin Wax, Microcrystalline Petroleum Wax, Slack Wax, Ozokerite, Lignite Wax, Peat Wax, and Similar Waxes: A 2011 Global Trade Perspective" report to their offering.
Table 5: World Market for Carnauba Wax: Percentage Breakdown of Exports by Country for 2004 for US, Japan, Europe and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17 Ouricouri Wax II-17 Bayberry II-17 Rice-Bran Wax II-17 Jasmine Wax II-17 Product Highlights II-17 Candelilla Wax II-18 Product Highlights II-18 Jojoba Wax II-18 Japan Wax II-20 Soybean Wax II-20 Others II-20 Orange Wax II-20 Esparto II-20 Sugarcane Wax II-21 Castor Wax II-21 NewWaxes II-21 Mineral Waxes (Excluding Petroleum Wax) II-21 Ozokerite II-21 Product Highlights II-21 Montan Wax II-21 Clariant Process to Produce Montan Wax II-22 Peat Wax II-22 Petroleum Waxes II-22 Paraffin Wax II-23 Market Scenario II-24
00 (Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax) Ozokerite Wax Pastilles SP 273 P (Strahl & Pitsch) 4.