Carnauba palm

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Carnauba palm

Carnauba wax

Carnauba wax is the strongest of the waxes commonly available.

For particularly wear-resistant, glossy final polishing. Can also be used as a lubricant for sliding wooden parts and as corrosion protection for metal surfaces. The wax of the Brazilian carnauba palm is distinguished by its great hardness and good physiological compatibility. The wax offered is unbleached and has a melting point of approx. 90 °C.
It's also known as Brazilian wax or Cearawax.
The name comes from the Brazilian-Portuguese Carnahuba and the old Tupi karana'iwa . It was first mentioned in 1648. The wax is used on a larger scale in Brazil since 1810. It has been in use in Europe since the mid-19th century, in 1846 wax was exported from Brazil for the first time in large quantities, and from 1890 the first plantations were created.




A study of carnauba (Article)