Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Waxes

/Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Waxes

Koster Keunen manufactures a full line of waxes tested to the strict standards of the European Pharmacopoeia, National Formulary and United States Pharmacopeia.

The European Pharmacopoeia is legislation by the Council of Europe for pharmaceutical and healthcare products manufactured or sold in Europe. The United States Pharmacopeia, which is a non-governmental group, sets public standards for prescription and over-the-counter medicines including healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States.

Koster Keunen’s pharmaceutical and nutraceutical waxes include Beeswax, Carnauba, Candelilla, Paraffin and Microcrystalline Wax, which have applications in semisolid preparations like ointments, creams or lotions, gel capsules and suppositories. The lipophilic properties of these waxes provide an essential ingredient in the formulations of many applications.

  • 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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  • Koster Keunen’s USDA 100% Certified Organic Beeswax guarantees that it is 100% pure making it the highest quality for cosmetic and food products. It allows our customers to maintain the “Organic” label claim according to the USDA NOP (National Organic Program).

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  • Koster Keunen’s USDA Certified 95% Organic Beeswax guarantees that it is of the purest and highest quality for cosmetic and food products. It allows our customers to maintain the “Organic” label claim according to the USDA NOP (National Organic Program).

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  • Branched Kester BK-40 wax, a high molecular weight branched ester, mimics the textures of butters and hydrogenated chemistries without the oxidation and rancidity issues.

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  • Candelilla Wax NF comes from an indigenous shrub, Euphorbia Cerifera, in northern Mexico. The natural wax protects the plant against the environment and prevents excessive evaporation.

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