What is the application of beeswax?

Beeswax has been used since prehistory as the first plastic, as a lubricant and waterproofing agent, in lost wax casting of metals and glass, as a polish for wood and leather, for making candles, as an ingredient in cosmetics and as an artistic medium in encaustic painting etc.

1.Cosmetics manufacturing

Using its natural good adhesion, permeability, emulsification, smoothness and other characteristics, it is widely used in the production of creams, lipsticks, rouge, head oil, eyebrow pencils, eye shadow, bath liquid, lotion and other cosmetic products. It is made into a variety of medicinal and skin care ointments, hard creams, creams, etc. Most of them are made of beeswax as raw materials.

2.Candle making

Beeswax as the main raw material can produce all kinds of candles, Beeswax candles have a high melting point and can last a long time, natural, clean burning, sustainable and eco-friendly, help to purify the air.

3.Pharmaceutical industry

The effect of beeswax is mainly antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, derived from the antibacterial ingredients rich in beeswax on a variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi have inhibition and killing effect.

In the pharmaceutical industry, it is widely used in the coating and shelling of certain tablets and pills, for ointments, plaster binders, chinese proprietary medicine encapsulation and the production of pharmaceutical sustained release agents, and can also be used to manufacture dental casting wax, viscose wax and other tooth models. Beeswax is also contained in the rubber quilt membrane used today for the surgery of transplanting electronic instruments in the human body.

4.Fruit and vegetable preservation

In agriculture, beeswax is mainly used to preserve fruits and vegetables and for feed addition. Beeswax is used as a coating for food, by sealing out the air, can control the respiratory intensity of fresh fruits and vegetables and prevent the moisture loss of fruit and vegetable tissues, thereby prolonging the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, prevent spoilage and mold growth. It also can be used as a food additive, in small quantities acting as a glazing agent.

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