The Koster Keunen Worldwide Sustainability Initiative
Koster Keunen believes that creating more sustainable lives is how we should all be measured. When you choose Koster Keunen, you help expand our worldwide sustainability initiative – called We Are All One Hive – which creates more sustainable lives by:
- Sourcing and enhancing more sustainable beeswax.
- Creating, training and partnering with local beekeepers.
- Providing resources that elevate beekeeping communities.
We’ve Got A Wax For That™
Koster Keunen scientifically customizes wax for your specific applications, while significantly improving the world in the process. Choose from an extensive ingredient portfolio – which includes beeswax and natural waxes from around the world, as well as esters, thickeners, emulsifiers and specialties designed to help formulators innovate and solve problems. Within each product solution is a dedication to ethical sourcing, transparency and sustainability. Koster Keunen is a vital component in the development of your best products, and in initiatives that improve our planet.
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About Koster Keunen
Founded in 1852, Koster Keunen is the world’s leader in natural waxes and wax technology. We specialize in the development, processing, and manufacturing of quality ingredients at each of our production sites. Our technological strengths include extensive knowledge of waxes, emulsifiers, esters and their derivatives. We dedicate ourselves to innovation, ethical sourcing, transparency and sustainability.
Our ingredient portfolio includes beeswax and natural waxes from around the world, esters, thickeners, emulsifiers and specialties designed to help formulators innovate and solve problems.
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The Soap Saga: Unraveling the Science Behind Soap Making
Like the wheel, soap’s history is long, but its relevance to daily life has kept the basic design tried and true. At Koster Keunen, we are dedicated to the kind of innovation that blends creativity into formulation to build knowledge and stretch the thinking about what is possible.
Empowered Sourcing Extends the Reach of Sustainability Goals
A Bee Story is a video that illuminates our work with beekeeping communities. Koster Keunen has consistently found that building strong partnerships with them leads to both high-quality wax output, and high value returns for the community and beyond.
A Renewed Focus on Color Formulations Just in Time for Spring
The secret to keeping the look bold and sharp is the formulation: the wax that gives your lip liner structure can also be an effective agent in making your lip liner definition sharper.
Up Coming Events
March 28, 29 & 30, 2023
Celebrating excellence in the field of ingredient innovation, in-cosmetics Global offers high-quality education on the latest science and trends. Plus, with targeted networking opportunities for the international personal care ingredients community, you can uncover the tools to engage in new business and evolve your brand. Join Koster Keunen in-person!
NYSCC Supplier’s Day
May 2 & 3, 2023
New York, NY
Koster Keunen is proud to launch our newest technical data on our natural and vegan Emulsifier Series. Each emulsifier provides specific and unique properties to formulas. Stop at our booth to see our new skin care formulas. We are also pleased to expand on our sustainability program covering our solar run facility, sustainable beeswax program, and our natural and upcycled wax options. Looking to formulate something specific? We’ve Got a Wax For That!
June 20, 21 & 22, 2023
Koster Keunen will be attending Chemicals America showcasing their chemical manufacturing portfolio.
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