Bleached beeswax

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Beeswax whose color has been lighten by exposure to light and air or with chemicals (Ozone, Hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, Potassium dichromate, Potassium permanganate, etc.). Bleached beeswax is usually more dense and brittle than unrefined wax.

See also Beeswax.

Synonyms and Related Terms

white beeswax; white wax; cera alba; cera de abejas blanqueada (Esp.); cera alba (Esp.); cire d'abeille blanche (Fr.); cera d'api decolorata (It)

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: C.Harley "Wax"