Inks & Coatings Waxes

/Inks & Coatings Waxes

Koster Keunen produces unique Kester (ester) Waxes for ink applications. These specialty waxes enhance surface properties, water resistance and function as effective matting agents.

Our Kester Waxes for printing inks increase rub and scratch resistance, improves anti-blocking properties and improves water repellence.

You can incorporate the waxes into printing inks or coatings with solvent-containing dispersions or pastes, precipitation formulations and aqueous dispersions.

Hot Melt Ink, Imaging, Toners & Thermal Transfer Ribbons

  • Acid-Free Candelilla, or Cetearyl Candelillate, is a derivative of Candelilla Wax. In cosmetics it provides a low potential for interaction with other cosmetic raw materials.

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  • American Refined Paraffin 140/145 is a narrow distillate cut of hydrocarbons which has a very sharp DSC phase transition. This hard wax can be used as a functional equivalent for more expensive molecular distilled hydrocarbons.

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  • Koster Keunen’s Bayberry Wax comes from the bayberry shrub that grows in Central and South America. It consists predominantly of triglycerides with C-16 carbon chain lengths.

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  • Bee’s Milk is very easy to work with. It is dispersible in water, glycol, and alcohol and provides the opportunity to cold formulate. Bee’s Milk is a highly stable emollient, film former, and opacifier.

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  • Beeswax, N.F. White remains an indispensable raw material for many finished products after thousands of years of use because of its unique chemistry. It has a highly complex composition with a soft pliable nature.

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  • Koster Keunen N.F. White Beeswax meet the monograph of the US Pharmacopeia and can be used in nutrition, OTC and topical pharmaceuticals.

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  • Beeswax, N.F. Yellow remains an indispensable raw material for many finished products after thousands of years of use because of its unique chemistry. It has a highly complex composition with a soft pliable nature.

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  • Koster Keunen Beeswax, NF PAC, White meet the monograph of the US Pharmacopeia and can be used in nutrition, OTC and topical pharmaceuticals.

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  • Beeswax, NF PAC, Yellow is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability.

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  • Beeswax, NF Yellow Refined is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability.

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  • Beeswax, NF-USP 561, White is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability.

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  • Beeswax, NF-USP 561, Yellow is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability.

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