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Rice bran wax
Rice bran wax is the vegetable wax extracted from the bran oil of rice (Oryza sativa).
The main components of rice bran wax are aliphatic acids (wax acids) and higher alcohol esters. The aliphatic acids consist of palmitic acid (C16), behenic acid (C22), lignoceric acid (C24), other wax acids, (C26) etc. The higher alcohol esters consist of ceryl alcohol (C26), melissyl alcohol (C30), etc. Rice bran wax also contains unsaponifiable constituents such as free fatty acids (palmitic acid), squalene and phospholipids.
Rice bran wax is used in paper coating, textiles, explosives, fruit & vegetable coatings, pharmaceuticals, candles, moulded novelties, electric insulation, textile and leather sizing, waterproofing, carbon paper, typewriter ribbons, printing inks, lubricants, crayons, adhesives, chewing gum and cosmetics.
Melting point = 77 - 86 ºC
Saponification value = 75 -120
Iodine number = 10
Color: Off-white to moderate orange/brown
Odor: typical fatty, crayola-ish
Rice bran wax bleaches and deodorizes readily
INCI name: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax.
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