The main application of coating wax is on citrus fruits, but its use is allowed on other fruit as well. The waxing of fruit in wax helps in their non-dehydration and therefore in their freshness, while providing them with a shine that renders them more attractive to the consumer.
In addition, the application of post-harvest plant protection products (fungicides) is usually performed through the wax coating. Waxes are water soluble (“hot waxes”) or dissolved in an organic solvent (“cold waxes” or “polishes”).
Citrus coating waxes are produced according to the latest European Directives and Regulations for safe use on fresh fruit.