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Did you know that apples produce their own wax?

  • August 12, 2021

Why Is There Wax on Apples? Like pumpkin spice lattes and leaves falling from the trees, apples are a sign of fall for plenty of people. But some have started to feel concerned about the safety of some types of apples due to online videos warning about the dangers of wax coatings on the fruit. […]

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Duck Wax vs. Paraffin Wax

  • August 2, 2021

A lot of people might think any type of wax will work for any project, but when it comes to getting those pesky pinfeathers off your ducks or waterfowl, you will want to use a product specially formulated for the job. Creating wax blends for specific applications is what we do at Blended Waxes, and […]

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3 Synthetic Wax Types

  • July 11, 2021

Many waxes come from¬†plants and animals,¬†but¬†a few types of synthetic waxes¬†are¬†created for specific uses.¬†These waxes are artificially synthesized using different methods and raw materials.¬†Learn about three¬†common¬†synthetic wax types¬†and their applications below. Fatty Acid Amide Waxes Fatty Acid Amide wax¬†is a solid-type lubricant that can improve resin surface due to the molecule’s amide group.¬†Fatty Acid Amide […]

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5 Plant Wax Types

  • June 27, 2021

Plant waxes are a type of natural wax. There are a variety of wax types within the plant wax category. Learn more about a few of them. 1. Carnauba Wax Carnauba wax (also called palm wax) is a common plant wax type. The wax is harvested from the leaves of the plant by drying the […]

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5 Facts About Carnauba Wax

  • June 23, 2021

Carnauba wax is a natural plant wax used in many products and applications. Keep reading to learn five facts about this wax type. 1. Source Carnauba wax comes from carnauba palm leaves. It is collected by drying out the leaves, beating them to loosen the wax, and refining and bleaching the wax to use in […]

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All About Wax Coated Packaging

  • June 6, 2021

Did you know many paper products are coated in a thin layer of wax? Keep reading to learn all about wax-coated packaging products. How Is Wax Applied To Paper Products? There are a few different ways wax is applied to paper products. Wet waxing (aka wax bath): A sheet of paper is immersed in the […]

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Difference Between Microcrystalline and Paraffin Wax

  • April 7, 2021

Difference Between Microcrystalline and Paraffin Wax Microcrystalline wax and paraffin wax are two of the most common types of¬†petroleum-derived waxes¬†available. While both of these materials come from petroleum, the processes to extract them differ slightly, and subtle differences in their molecular makeup mean they’re ideal for different uses and industries. A surprising number of various […]

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Upcoming Trends in the Industrial Wax Market

  • March 23, 2021

Today’s global industrial wax market is on the rise. Wax industry trends fluctuated significantly in the¬†mid- to late-20th century¬†largely due to uncertain raw material availability and changing regulatory landscapes. In today’s market, however, the industry is experiencing a more upward growth trend. Much of this growth can be attributed to the diversity of raw material […]

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3 Reasons to Use Wax On Your Wooden Beehive

  • February 2, 2021

There are an estimated¬†125,000 beekeepers¬†in the U.S. Most beekeepers build artificial hives for bees out of wood, using beehive wax to protect¬†the hive. Keep reading to learn three¬†reasons to use¬†beehive wax¬†to create a colony in your own backyard. Top 3 Reasons for Using Wax to Protect Beehives If you’re thinking about coating your beehive, consider […]

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Commonly Used Wax Terms You Should Know

  • April 23, 2019

When you think of wax, you probably think of candles or waxed paper, but there are many other uses for wax. Learn about some different types of waxes: Mineral Wax: Mineral wax is a waxlike mineral resin. It is a mixture of hydrocarbons found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt, coal or petroleum. […]

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