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Duck Wax

Duck Wax

Duck wax is for more purposes than just use by hunters. Anyone who needs to pluck a duck or poultry can benefit from it. Blended Waxes is a duck wax supplier with the lab technology, knowledge and experience needed to produce plucking wax that meets your needs. Learn more about duck wax and its uses and benefits.

What Is Duck Wax?

Duck wax is a blend of paraffin and microcrystalline waxes. While duck wax is a type of paraffin wax, it’s important to remember that not all paraffin waxes are duck wax.

Duck wax always contains microcrystalline wax. The microcrystalline wax enhances the blend’s adhesive properties, making it easier to fully remove all the little feathers from a bird. A bird waxed with duck wax will be smooth and clean. Conversely, a bird waxed with only paraffin wax will have some feathers remaining, which will need to be removed by hand.

Duck wax is food-grade, which reduces the risk of contamination. Duck wax blends from Blended Waxes contain additives that help extend the wax’s usable life. With the right care and cleaning, you can use duck wax repeatedly.

Product Description
Duck Wax This product is a fully refined paraffin and microcrystalline wax blend with a mid-range melt point and is white in color.
FDA Status: This product is in compliance with Federal Regulations 21 CFR-178.3710 and 21 CFR-178.886

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Benefits of Using Duck Wax

If you hunt ducks or other fowl, raise chickens or have access to poultry that still has its feathers, you need the right materials to remove the feathers and prepare the bird for cooking. Defeathering machines exist, but they are expensive. Hand-plucking takes a long time and often leaves those little pinfeathers behind.

While any type of wax will stick to the bird and peel off the feathers, duck wax has numerous advantages over other options. Some benefits of using duck wax include:

  • Cleaner plucking: Birds molt, meaning they lose feathers from time to time. Pinfeathers are small developing feathers found on their bodies. Since pinfeathers are tiny, they can be trickier to remove unless you have the right wax. Duck wax’s adhesive properties help it grip pinfeathers and pluck them out in one swoop.
  • Faster process: Since duck wax grabs more feathers the first time around than other types of wax, the plucking process moves much more quickly. Waxing a bird is also much faster than plucking it by hand.
  • Simplicity: If you want to wax a duck or other bird, all you need to do is dip the bird in the melted wax, cool the wax and then peel it off. As you peel off the hardened wax, the feathers will come away with it.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Duck wax costs a lot less than a defeathering machine. It also takes less time than hand-plucking a bird. Plus, you can reuse the wax after each plucking as long as you clean it to remove feathers and other debris.

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Blended Waxes — Your Duck Wax Supplier

Since 1976, Blended Waxes has been a custom wax blend manufacturer. We’re committed to creating quality wax blends for our customers. To learn more about duck wax, contact us today.

  Duck Wax
Congealing Point


Needle Penetration
           0.1mm @ 77° F/25° C
0.1mm @ 100
° F/40° C
7 – 19

47 – 87


How to Wax a Duck?

1. Remove Large Feathers
2. Heat the Water
3. Add the Wax
4. Dip the Duck
5. Allow Wax to Harden
6. Peel the Wax

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