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LIGHT-S CANDELILLA REAL®7806 is a specialized candelilla wax that undergoes a meticulous filtering and bleaching process. Setting it apart from other varieties, this wax presents itself in a powder form, with an average particle size distribution ensuring that at least 45% passes through a 60-mesh sieve. Renowned for its exceptional hardness and resistance to wear and tear, this wax outperforms even carnauba wax in providing an effective moisture barrier, thanks to its high hydrocarbon content. Its composition primarily comprises hydrocarbons (50-57%), esters (28-29%), alcohols, sterols, and resins (12-14%), along with free acids (7-9%). holds recognition from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and natural substance, classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). This acknowledgment underscores its suitability for application within the food industry, owing to its vegetable origin and its unique properties that bestow protection and consistency.

Supplied By: Multiceras

Product Code: P01336

Regional Availability: Canada

Chemical Name: Candelilla wax

Functions: Polishing Agent

CAS Number: 8006-44-8

Chemical Family: Waxes

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    Product Highlights

    Candelilla REAL® is a high purity wax made from the wild Candelilla plant (Euphorbia Cerifera). Its chemical composition is characterized by a high hydrocarbon content (around 50%) and a relatively low amount of volatile esters . Its resin content can be up to 9% by weight, which contributes to its adhesive properties. Candelilla REAL® also has protective, plasticizing properties, high chemical stability, high melting point, impermeability, dielectric properties and gloss.

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    Gum base

    Good plastic and oil retention properties, that contribute to gum consistency and flavor retention


    Special coating that provides consistency, stability and shining to candy products


    It is used as a polish, to impart shine.


    Protection against humidity and improved sliding capacity


    Light-S Candelilla REAL® is compatible with a wide variety of waxes, and thus it can be blended with: All vegetable and animal waxes – Mineral waxes such as montan wax, paraffin and microcrystalline – Fatty acids and hydrogenated waxes – Synthetic waxes such as polyethylene, oxidized polyethylene, polypropylene, esters - Homopolymers such as low density polyethylene – Copolymers such as ethylene-vinyl-acetates (EVA) - Natural resins such as tar and shellac.


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    • Canada
    Packaging Information

    Light-S Candelilla REAL® is available in powder presentation and is packed in 25 kg bags.

    Storage & Handling

    Handling Information
    • It is recommended to use the product in a period shorter than 2 months, given that the natural agglomeration tendency could increase the original particle size .
    • The color tonality of the solid material can vary .
    • Due to the nature of the material the intensity of the characteristic odor may vary