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Bees Wax

Bees Wax
Bees Wax
Product Code : 65
Brand Name : J. N. CHEMICAL
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The most commonly known animal wax is Bees Wax, but other insects secrete waxes. A major component of the beeswax used in constructing honeycombs is the ester myricyl palmitate which is an ester of triacontanol and palmitic acid. Its melting point is 62-65 °C. Spermaceti occurs in large amounts in the head oil of the. One of its main constituents iscetyl palmitate, another ester of a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol. Lanolin is a wax obtained from wool, consisting of esters ofsterols. Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees of the genusApis. The wax is formed by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments 4 through 7 of worker bees. The workers collect it and use it for structural material in the hive. Chemically, beeswax consists of mainly esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols.

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  • In the manufacture of cosmetics
  • As a modelling material in the lost-wax casting process, or cire perdue AND CANDLE MAKING
  • For wax tablets used for a variety of writing purposes
  • In encaustic paintings such as the Fayum mummy portraits
  • In bow making
  • To strengthen and preserve sewing thread
  • As a component of sealing wax
  • To form the mouthpieces of a didgeridoo, and the frets on the Philippine kutiyapi – a type of boat lute
  • As a sealant or lubricant for bullets in cap and ball firearms
  • In producing Javanese batik
  • As an ancient form of dental tooth filling

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