Waxes for Food Coating Applications
Waxes have many uses in the manufacture, preservation and packing of food.
Their hydrophobic nature makes them ideal for use as release agents for making sugary products such as confectionery and pastries. They can also be used to make glossy finishes for coating and glazing such products as chocolate and fruits. If a protective coating is required they can be formulated to produce a barrier which is both functional and attractive, for example in cheese coating waxes.
Another example is in the use of bottle sealing waxes, where tough flexible waxes can be used to seal bottles while adding some colour to the finished product.
British Wax has a range of waxes suitable for use in food applications. The waxes can be coloured to one of our standard colours or to the customers requirement.
Naturally, we only use waxes and colouring agents which pass the appropriate food regulatory standard.
Some of the waxes used for Food Coating applications are:
- Carnauba Wax
- Paraffin Wax
- Microcrystalline Wax
- Natural Oils
- Dye concentrate – various colours