Montan Wax

Montan Wax is a natural wax obtained by solvent extraction from lignites or brown coal only at a few sites globally. Raw Montan wax is dark and the refined, de-resined grades, yellow in colour. Montan wax consists of long chain fatty alcohols, long chain fatty acids and esters formed by them. The carbon chain length of these range between C26 and C32. The melting point of Montan wax is between 80 and 85°C. In many applications, Montan wax has similar properties and is a good lower cost alternative to Carnauba wax. Montan wax is popular in formulations for shoe, floor and furniture polishes.
Montan waxes are oxidised and thereafter esterified with alcohols to produce functionalised waxes for specialised applications.

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