Characteristics: White naturally bleached colour of varying intensity with a fine-grain matt, non-crystalline fracture. Becomes soft and pliable when warmed by hand. Odour faint and characteristic of honey. Relative density is about 0.96. Practically insoluble in water, completely soluble in volatile and fixed oils.
Processing: The very highest grade white naturally bleached crude beeswax is gently melted over clean un-treated bore water and is then allowed to settle. The colour is then removed using an organic and sustainable method. The beeswax is then micro-filtered to remove all dross before being passed through a pelletising machine. The pellets which are formed, are cylindrical, 20 mm long and 7mm in diameter. The pellets drop directly from the pelletiser into plastic lined cartons. Batch size is approx 1200 kgs.
- Colour: White
- Acid Value: 17 to 24
- Drop point (melting point): 61 deg C to 65 deg
- Ester Value: 70 to 80
- Ratio Number: 3.3 to 4.3
- Saponification value: 87 to 104
- Ceresin, Paraffins & certain other waxes: Meets BP2014 specification for these substances.
- Glycerol and other polyhydric alcohols: Not more than 0.5%
- Dross content: Nil
- Form: Cylindrical pellets approx 20mm long and 7mm in diameter.
- Packing: Packed into plastic lined cardboard cartons, each containing 10kgs net.
- Hazard: Water should not be added to beeswax which is at a temperature exceeding 95 deg C as it will cause uncontrolled foaming.