Chinese wax


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Chinese wax

(ˈtriːˌwæks) or

Chinese treewax

n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellowish wax secreted by an oriental scale insect, Ceroplastes ceriferus, and used commercially
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In this context, wax print from China would be named Chinese wax print while that from Ghana would be named Ghanaian wax print or better still, African inspired-wax and Asian inspired wax print respectively.
Table 2: Exotic Natural Waxes Common Name INCI or Botanical Name Apple wax Pyrus malus Bayberry (Myrtle) wax Myrica cerifera Chinese wax Fraxinus chinensis Chinese Tallow wax Sapium sebiferum Esparto wax Stipa tenacissim Ilex Wax Ilex paraguariensis Japan wax Cotinus Coggygria Orange Peel wax Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax Ouricouri wax Syagrus coronata Rice Bran wax Oryza sativa Sugar Cane wax Saccharum spp.
Table 82: Chinese Wax Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Exports - Asia, United States, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57 Specialty Waxes Market In China III-57 Chinese Paraffin Wax Market III-57