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Waxes and Butters

What are waxes and butters? 

Food grade waxes and butters are designed to impart specific functions into food products as a film former, moisture barrier, to add gloss, slip, and/or increase shelf life. Wax barriers will allow for gas exchange while maintaining moisture levels within the product. Food waxes are used as an additive in glazings and coatings, chewing gum, tablet formulations and soft gelatine capsules to name a few.

Various types of waxes and butters include: 

  • Beeswax
  • Carnauba Wax
  • Candelilla Wax
  • Rice Bran Wax
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Microcrystalline Wax
  • Fruit Coating Wax
  • Cheese Coating Wax
  • Cocoa Butter

Choose Brenntag

Brenntag Food & Nutrition knows the importance of creating a well-balanced product — from maintaining taste to texture, appearance, and shelf life. We’ve built a reputation for partnering with manufacturers that only produce the highest-quality products. Contact us today with any questions you may have about waxes and butters, or any of our other products. We're more than happy to help.

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