Research and Development to Create New Custom Wax Products

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Work with Our Wax Chemists

lab 1Koster Keunen’s chemists create new beeswax substitutes and alternatives to be more versatile than traditional waxes. This means that we can meet your products changing property requirements so that you may better serve your customers.

New Waxes to Improve Your Product’s Properties

Visit our Research and Development Laboratory in Watertown, CT. See how we develop wax formulas to help you enhance your products.

We employ pioneering chemists and invest in the latest equipment. This is to guarantee that we can develop the “just right” wax or combination of waxes for blends to enhance personal care cosmetics, inks, pharmaceutical, food and household products. And this is why formulators, chemists, purchasing agents and industry buyers bring their product chemistry challenges to us.

We introduced the first commercially available beeswax esters, because we were the first natural wax company to purchase a Sandvik Pastillator for prilling beeswax. By introducing sustainable Kester Waxes that mimic the physical and chemical properties of non-renewable petrochemical and mineral-based raw materials, we achieve these specific results:

  • Improved beeswax for specific applications
  • New applications for natural waxes
  • Alternatives for petroleum waxes
  • Improved compatibility with cosmetic ingredients
  • Efficient gelling agents for oils difficult to gel
  • Lower wax concentrations
  • Improved stability