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Re: Are there any rendered animal products in crayons?

Date: Mon Apr 17 07:53:04 2006
Posted By: Keith Allison, , dept: New Product, Technology & Development, Binney & Smith, Inc. (Crayola)
Area of science: Other
ID: 1145210997.Ot


The primary ingredients in crayons are waxes and pigments. Pigments are minerals or synthetic. However, a variety of waxes originally were derived from animal fats. We do not utilize these waxes in our crayon formulations. In fact, many years ago, we replaced any ingredients in all our products that could possibly be traced back to an animal origin, including even the humectant glycerine (we use the vegetable-based, not the animal-based)...

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