Sunflower Wax

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Sunflower Wax

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Koster Keunen’s Sunflower Wax is a NPA certified vegetable wax obtained from the winterization of sunflower oil. It functions as a strong gellant and consistency modifier in sticks and emulsions. The wax consists of long chain saturated C-42 to C-60 esters that correlate to hardness, crystalline structure and a high melting point.

In many formulations, Sunflower Wax is used as an alternative for Rice Bran Wax, Carnauba Wax and Candelilla Wax. It is light in color and has very low odor.

Formulators use it applications for lipsticks, mascaras, decorative cosmetics, lip balms, emulsions and candles. Sunflower Wax can be used as a thickener and to improve oil binding, emolliency, film formation, and lubricity.

npa certified

Description

Melting Point (S)
Melting Point (M)
Congealing Point (S)  74-77°C
Congealing Point (M)  ASTM D938
Acid Value (S)  8 Maximum
Acid Value (M)  USP 401
Ester Value (S)
Ester Value (M)
Saponification Value (S)  78-92
Saponification Value (M)  USP 401
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Color (S)  Light Yellow
Color (M)  Visual
INCI Name  Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax
EU INCI Name  Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax
CAS#  1286686-34-7
EINECS#  310-127-6
Canada  Unknown at time of print
Japan  Unknown at time of print
China  Unknown at time of print
Australia  Unknown at time of print
Reach  Annex V Exempt, Natural Substance
Kosher  Yes
Organic  No
GMO-Free  Yes
NPA  Yes
GRAS  No
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