History

FONCEPI – Is one of the companies owned by the RF Group, an industrial and service conglomerate dealing with semi-manufactured products. Honda’s motorcycle dealer and services.

Products

Carnauba Wax is composed of mono-and di-hydroxy containing fatty alcohols having 28 to 34 carbon atoms, hydroxy acids and their esters and polyesters. The polymeric nature of this wax results in its hardness and high melt point.

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Our Quality Policy: To provide the best carnauba wax in the market using selective and strict criteria for the acquisition of raw materials, strict control over the entire process, to always offer the best service to customers.

Our Extraction

The Carnauba palm tree (Copernicea cerífera) is found only in the northeast of Brazil, mainly in the States of Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará and Piauí. Experiments to adapt it to other regions have been unsuccessful as the plant is productive only in its original habitat. Very important to the region’s economy, the Carnauba has many uses; its trunk makes sturdy beams and its leaves are used to weave hats and bags and to thatch the roofs of humble dwellings. The Carnauba’s most valuable component, however, is the wax obtained from the film powder that coats its leaves, protecting them from severe climatic conditions particular to the semi-arid regions of the northeast of Brazil. The harvest of the wax follows traditional procedures.

Carnauba Wax:

An innovator and revolutionary product.

Carnauba wax is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to Brazil, which grows only in the states of Ceará, Piauí and Rio Grande do Norte. Usually the wax is extracted in the form of hard brownish flakes. It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba in a process that involves beating them to release the wax, followed by its refinement.

Carnauba wax is widely used by the industry, although not well known consumer. It is used in manufacturing carnauba wax for floors, automotive waxes, paints, varnishes, joinery, besides being used in the manufacture of medicines and food process.

Much of the production of carnauba wax is exported to Japan, Germany and United States.

Applications

Carnauba Wax is widely used to coat cheeses, sausages and fruits.

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Used in variety of formulations for Lipsticks, mascara, face powder, cream, lip liner.

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The Carnauba wax is a main component in some types of printing ink, varnishes and additives.

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Used in a variety of anti-corrosive paints applied to car´s bodywork to prevent rusting.

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