Japan Wax Slabs
Japan Wax - Japan Star Cherry - Japan Tallow - Sumac Wax - Sumach Wax - China Green Tallow - Vegetable Wax - Haze Wax - Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax
CAS Number: 8001-39-6
Japan wax is derived from the berries of certain sumacs native to Japan and China, such as the Japanese wax tree (Toxicodendron succedanea) and the Lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum). The wax is extracted by crushing the berries and heating in water or immersion in a solvent. It is also produced as a by-product of lacquer manufacture.
Japan Wax is pale-yellow and often sold in flat squares or disks. It contains approximately 95% Palmitin, which is derived from the fatty acid Palmitic Acid. Japan Wax dissolves in alkalis, benzene, ether and naphtha, but is insoluble in water and cold ethanol. It has a melting point of around 45–53 degrees Celsius.
Japan Wax is used in the manufacture of soaps and other personal care products.