A Look At Montan Wax

Posted: August 12, 2016

What Is Montan Wax?

Montan wax is a mineral wax that comes from coal and shale. It is a hard natural wax that has many uses due to its unique nature and durability. Other mineral waxes include lignite, peat and ozocerite.

Montan wax

Where Is It Found?

Being a mineral wax, montan wax is a mixture of hydrocarbons with deposits of rock, salt, coal or petroleum. Germany produces the most montan wax in the world. California is the only U.S. montan wax producer, but it still only produces a small amount in comparison to Germany.

What Is It Used In?

Montan wax is used in a number of materials and products, including plastics. It is a high-performance additive in the plastic industry and is extremely popular in the engineering field. It’s used as a lubricant to help with technical tasks. It is also a coating and polishing wax for pharmaceutical applications. Additionally, montan wax is used to add strength to lipstick and thicken the oils in cosmetics and personal care products.

Interested in learning about other waxes? Read our previous blogs!


2 Replies to “A Look At Montan Wax”

  1. Irfan Zen says:

    I am interested in this montan wax
    Can you please advise how work with patent holder to establish montan wax factory in Indonesia?

    1. Jenn Schultz says:

      Thank you for your inquiry! We are unfortunately unable to provide the information you are requesting. If you are interested in purchasing montan wax, or are interested in wax blends that incorporate montan wax, please contact us at [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *