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 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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    Beeswax 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. That is why Koster Keunen continues to explore the world to find the best resources to produce the finest organic and natural wax.

    Beeswax produces creamy textures in a variety of cosmetic applications. In emulsions, the free fatty acids can be used to make in-situ emulsifiers, improving emulsion stability and texture.

    Formulators use it in depilatories, furniture polishes, wood and leather polishes, textile, wood and paper finishes, candles, moldings, lubricants, industrial applications, creams, lotions, lipsticks, cold creams, color, cosmetics, emulsions, hair care, ointments, salves and pharmaceutical excipients.

    For each of your applications, we guarantee consistent quality and availability by careful blending of selected waxes. Quality is strictly controlled in our modern production facilities as well as in our well-equipped laboratory.

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

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    Beeswax is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability. Beeswax can be used at any concentration and can augment finished product melt point and add structure. Applications include skin and hair care, color cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC products and nutritional vitamins.

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  • Beeswax 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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    Beeswax 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. That is why Koster Keunen continues to explore the world to find the best resources to produce the finest organic and natural wax.

    Beeswax produces creamy textures in a variety of cosmetic applications. In emulsions, the free fatty acids can be used to make in-situ emulsifiers, improving emulsion stability and texture.

    Formulators use it in depilatories, furniture polishes, wood and leather polishes, textile, wood and paper finishes, candles, moldings, lubricants, industrial applications, creams, lotions, lipsticks, cold creams, color, cosmetics, emulsions, hair care, ointments, salves and pharmaceutical excipients.

    For each of your applications, we guarantee consistent quality and availability by careful blending of selected waxes. Quality is strictly controlled in our modern production facilities as well as in our well-equipped laboratory.

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

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    Beeswax is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability. Beeswax can be used at any concentration and can augment finished product melt point and add structure. Applications include skin and hair care, color cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC products and nutritional vitamins.

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

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    Beeswax, NF PAC, Yellow is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability. Beeswax, NF PAC, Yellow can be used at any concentration and can augment finished product melt point and add structure. Applications include skin and hair care, color cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC products and nutritional vitamins.

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  • Beeswax, NF Yellow Refined 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. Beeswax, NF Yellow Refined can be used at any concentration and can augment finished product melt point and add structure. Applications include skin and hair care, color cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC products and nutritional vitamins.

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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, White is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability. Beeswax, NF-USP 561, White can be used at any concentration and can augment finished product melt point and add structure. Applications include skin and hair care, color cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC products and nutritional vitamins.

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  • Beeswax, NF-USP 561, Yellow 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. Beeswax, NF-USP 561, White can be used at any concentration and can augment finished product melt point and add structure. Applications include skin and hair care, color cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC products and nutritional vitamins.

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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 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).

    The 100% certified organic label identifies the beeswax purity to be at least 100% organic by weight (excluding water and salt).

    100% Certified Organic Beeswax may be used in applications for creams, lotions, cold creams, sunscreens, depilatories, ointments, salves, sustained release in pharmaceuticals, food additive, food inks and coatings, non-food inks and coatings, soft gels, candles, and emulsions other than cosmetics.

    The 100% Certified Organic Beeswax advantages are that they are compatible with plant, animal and mineral waxes. They are compatible with fatty acids, fatty alcohols, glycerides, hydrocarbons, synthetic waxes and most other waxes, resins and oils.

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  • Koster Keunen’s USDA Certified 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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    Koster Keunen’s USDA Certified 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).

    Certified organic name identifies the beeswax purity to be at least 95% organic by weight (excluding water and salt).

    Certified Organic Beeswax may be used in applications for creams, lotions, cold creams, sunscreens, depilatories, ointments, salves, sustained release in pharmaceuticals, food additive, food inks and coatings, non-food inks and coatings, soft gels, candles, and emulsions other than cosmetics.

    The Certified Organic Beeswax advantages are that they are compatible with plant, animal and mineral waxes. They are compatible with fatty acids, fatty alcohols, glycerides, hydrocarbons, synthetic waxes and most other waxes, resins and oils.

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

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    Kester Wax BK-40, a high molecular weight branched ester, mimics the textures of butters and hydrogenated chemistries without the oxidation and rancidity issues. It is hard and brittle with a low melt point. These attributes impart a creamy texture and help to improve skin moisture without adding greasiness like many butters.

    Formulation Guidelines: Formulators will find it builds viscosity and improves esthetics in emulsions that impart a creamy texture and help to improve skin moisture without adding greasiness like many butters. BK-40 can be used in all cosmetic, skin and hair applications without limit.

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  • Candelilla wax 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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    Candelilla wax comes from an indigenous shrub, Euphorbia Cerifera, in northern Mexico. The natural wax protects the plant against the environment and prevents excessive evaporation. Koster Keunen provides the hard vegetable wax for cosmetic and pharmaceutical stick products.

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  • Carnauba Milk is a stable 30% type #1 Carnauba Wax dispersion with an average particle size of 250nm. It allows a formulator to utilize the desirable properties of Carnauba Wax without having to apply heat to the formulation.

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    Carnauba Milk is a stable 30% type #1 Carnauba Wax dispersion with an average particle size of 250nm. It allows a formulator to utilize the desirable properties of Carnauba Wax without having to apply heat to the formulation. This creates a way to improve surface adhesion, mar resistance, film forming and barrier properties with no more energy than measuring, pouring and mixing in liquid ink systems and automotive wash and shine products.

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  • Carnauba Milk allows a formulator to utilize the desirable natural properties of Carnauba Wax without having to apply heat to the formulation.

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    Carnauba Milk is an innovative, highly stable dispersion of about 30% Type 1 Carnauba Wax in water. Carnauba Milk allows a formulator to utilize the desirable natural properties of Carnauba Wax without having to apply heat to the formulation. This creates many new application advantages and possibilities since processing requires no more energy than pouring, measuring and mixing. Koster Keunen can also provide a paraben-free Carnauba Milk if desired. Solids 29-40%.

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  • Carnauba, which is the highest melting point natural wax, can impart gloss, hardness, slip, and improved thermal stability to a variety of applications.

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    Carnauba, which is the highest melting point natural wax, can impart gloss, hardness, slip, and improved thermal stability to a variety of applications. It comes from the Carnauba palm that only grows in the northern and northeastern Brazil. Quality and color vary with the age of the leaves. The younger leaves provide the prime #1 yellow color, and the older ones provide the darker T-3 and T-4 wax.

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  • Koster Keunen provides Certified Organic Carnauba Wax Flakes for uses in cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.

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    Koster Keunen provides Certified Organic Carnauba Wax Flakes for uses in cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Carnauba is a natural vegetable wax that comes from the leaves of Brazilian Carnauba palm tree that grows along riverbanks, valleys and lagoons in the northern and northeastern part of Brazil.

    Formulators use Certified Organic Carnauba Wax Flakes in cosmetic emulsions, sunscreens, make-ups, foundations, lip balms, pomades, lipstick, lip gloss, oil gel products and decorative cosmetics.

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  • Carnauba is a vegetable wax grown only in Brazil and comes from the leaves of the Brazilian “tree of life”. Carnauba palm grows in the northern and northeastern part of Brazil along riverbanks, valleys and lagoons where the soil is dark and fertile.

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    Carnauba is a vegetable wax grown only in Brazil and comes from the leaves of the Brazilian “tree of life”. Carnauba palm grows in the northern and northeastern part of Brazil along riverbanks, valleys and lagoons where the soil is dark and fertile.

    Koster Keunen imports and then further refines the Carnauba in their new state-of-the-art facility. Utilizing over 150 years of refining technology, Koster Keunen assures that the processed Carnauba powder conforms to the highest standards of the Pharmaceutical industry. The wax is then packaged to customer specifications.

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  • Ceresin 130/135 is compatible with the chemistries of natural, mineral, and synthetic raw materials. Applications include cosmetics, personal care, crayons, coatings, candles, industrial, pharmaceuticals, fruit and vegetable coatings, and inks.

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    Ceresin 130/135 waxes are blends of linear and branched hydrocarbons that have a long history of use in industry. Chemists should choose the properties that are critical to their formulation; melt point, penetration, or gel strength. They are non-hazardous, non-toxic, and non-irritating for skin and eyes.

    Ceresin 130/135 is compatible with the chemistries of natural, mineral, and synthetic raw materials. Applications include cosmetics, personal care, crayons, coatings, candles, industrial, pharmaceuticals, fruit and vegetable coatings, and inks.

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