A switch-over from fossil to bio-based raw materials offers many advantages, but also entails overcoming a few hurdles. For example, cost and/or performance often fail to match those of traditional products. And the products are often difficult to market, other than to a niche group of particularly eco-minded customers. Natural waxes, on the other hand, are a good example of how renewable raw materials can overcome these hurdles. They are established ingredients in various applications. Carnauba waxes are used in coatings for direct food contact and have good slip and gloss properties. ...
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