is a brown-colored wax
obtained from the leaves of a Brazilian Feather Palm Syagrus coronata
or Cocos coronata
by scraping the leaf surface.
Harvesting ouricury wax is more difficult than harvesting carnauba wax
, as ouricury wax does not flake off the surface of the leaves.
Properties and uses
The physical properties of ouricury wax resemble carnauba wax
, so it can be used as a substitute where light color is not required, eg. in carbon paper
lubricants and polishes
. Its melting point is 81-84 °C.