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@1Candelilla Wax

Candelilla Wax is made by purifying the wax extracted from the stems of the succulent plants, such as Euphorbia cerifera, Alcocer, Euphorbia antisyphiltitica Zuccarini, Pedilanthus pavonis Boissier (Euphorbiacaae).
The Candelilla plants naturally grow on the desert or rocky highland area with altitude of 1,000 to 2,000 m above sea level in Southern Texas, Arizona and South California. Daily and seasonal temperature difference of the area is extremely

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large which reaches to 45 in summer time and drop down to minus 20 in winter. This extremely large temperature difference and extremely less rainfall amount enforces plants to have special sap, in which such sappy plants are protected from the outside environment. It is considered that the thermostatic stability and non-cementation characteristics of Candelilla wax is coming from the unique geographic condition of the original area where produce the plant.

@1Production method

Gathering work of Candelilla plants is continued almost year around and sap is extracted at the extraction plant from the cut back and solar dried plant. The natural wax extracted in this manner is called as "Cerote" and has dark gray color. The Cerote is then transported to the purifying plant from extraction plant to receive purifying process. Generally the term called as "Standard Product" in Mexico means the purified wax of this stage and which is not the same as the "candelilla wax" normally used in Japan as the material of cosmetics, because it is necessary to receive some more purifying processes of bleaching and deodorizing or eliminating resinic contents to satisfy the required condition for this application.

@1Composition

The major composition of Candelilla wax is configured from 45% of Hydrocarbon such as Hentriacontance and Trtriacontance, 29% of Ester such as Sitosterol, Dihydroxymiricinoleic acid and 26% of other ingredients such as free alcohol, free fatty acid, lactone and other resinic contents.

@1Applications

For the application of cosmetic products field, the Candelilla wax is blended as the material of lipstick, eye-black and eye-shadow. Furthermore for the food product application the wax is contained to various materials as basic matter of chewing gum, moisture-proof material or glazing material of candy or chocolate. Moreover, this is used as glazing, finishing agent for the various industrial applications as well as used as electric insulator or desiccating material.