Animal waxes are naturally synthesized by animals. This is the case with beeswax and spermaceti wax, whale white, which is no longer used today.
Vegetable waxes are synthesized naturally by plants or are obtained from the hydrogenation of natural vegetable oils.
The production of vegetable and animal waxes are still marginal globally but are constantly increasing ; especially with regard to vegetable waxes.
There are currently many vegetable waxes available on the market, but only a few are produced in significant quantities, and through stable and well-organized channels.
These waxes come mainly from plants dedicated to their production.
Waxes obtained from the hydrogenation of vegetable oils- mainly soybean, palm, rapeseed, sunflower, etc. are primarily aimed at the candle and candle sector.
Advantages of vegetable waxes for making candles :
– renewable and totally biodegradable product
– zero carbon balance: a plant absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) by photosynthesis during its growth, the vegetable wax resulting from this plant releases this same carbon dioxide in the same proportion during its burning)
– limited production of soot and toxic volatiles
– a slower burning rate
Vegetable waxes are extremely versatile products and their physical properties are very diverse depending on their origins and the control of the rate of hydrogenation of the oil from which they are derived. Their applications are numerous: cosmetics, food, cleaning products, stationery …
For more than 20 years, ADC has developed a range of vegetable waxes to meet the needs of all sectors of craft and industrial activity.
These are waxes that do not contain traces of GMOs, and are not tested on animals.