OUR PRODUCTSPontes’ Waxes

Carnauba wax, the “Queen of Waxes”, is a hard wax of vegetable origin, extracted from the leaves of the Carnauba Palm. It is natural and sustainable, and has a wide variety of uses. It is manufactured commercially in several grades, which are labelled T1, T3, and T4.

Pontes Industria manufactures a full range of Carnauba wax products, suitable for all kinds of industrial and manufacturing application. Our products are distributed globally under the brandnames Starlight and Prime.
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TYPE 1 - EXTRA LIGHT

FILTERED PRIME YELLOW

Test: Specification

Origin: Prime Yellow Powder
Moisture: 0.50% max
Saponification Value: 78 – 95 mg KOH/g
Acid Value: 2 – 7 mg KOH/g
Melting Range: 80 – 86 °C
Insoluble Impurities: 0.20% max.
Volatile Matter: 0.60% max
Ester Value: 71 – 88 mg KOH/g
Heavy Metals: 20 ppm max
Colour: Yellow (2 – 4 Gardner Scale)
Particle Size: 95.0% – pass through 140 mesh

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TYPE 3

REFINED LIGHT FATTY

Test: Specification

Origin: Straw Powder
Moisture: 0.50% max
Saponification Value: 78 – 95 mg KOH/g
Acid Value: 2 – 7 mg KOH/g
Melting Range: 80 – 86 °C
Insoluble Impurities: 0.20% max.
Volatile Matter: 1.00% max
Ester Value: 71 – 88 mg KOH/g
Heavy Metals: 20 ppm max
Colour: Orange Yellow (7 – 10 Gardner Scale)
Particle Size: 95.0% – pass through 140 mesh

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TYPE 4

FILTERED FATTY GREY

Test: Specification

Origin: Straw Powder
Moisture: 0.50% max
Saponification Value: 78 – 95 mg KOH/g
Acid Value: 2 – 7 mg KOH/g
Melting Range: 80 – 86 °C
Insoluble Impurities: 0.20% max.
Volatile Matter: 1.00% max
Ester Value: 71 – 88 mg KOH/g
Heavy Metals: 20 ppm max
Colour: Brown
Particle Size: 95.0% – pass through 140 mesh

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TYPE 4

CENTRIFUGED FATTY GREY

Test: Specification

Origin: Straw Powder
Moisture: 1.00% max
Saponification Value: 78 – 95 mg KOH/g
Acid Value: 2 – 7 mg KOH/g
Melting Range: 80 – 86 °C
Insoluble Impurities: 0.50% max.
Volatile Matter: 1.30% max
Ester Value: 71 – 88 mg KOH/g
Heavy Metals: 20 ppm max
Colour: Dark Brown

“Carnauba wax is of a vegetable origin, natural, organic and sustainable product.”

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