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Candelilla Wax

Koster Keunen NF Candelilla Wax is a vegetable wax that contains natural hydrocarbons. Candelilla produces excellent gloss and structure and is ideal for use where firm consistency and high melt point are important. This material complies with the NF monograph and is suitable for food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Infrared Absorption USP 197F Meets Requirements
Melting Point USP 741 68.5-72.5 °C
Acid Value USP 401 12.22 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value USP 401 43.65 mg KOH/g
Limit of Lead USP 251 Does Not Exceed 3 µg/g
Color Visual Yellow to Light Brown

Formulation Guidelines

Candelilla has water repellent and film forming properties. Candelilla wax can be mixed with other waxes to add hardness to them without increasing melt point. Formulators can use NF Candelilla as a glazing agent in food, confections and pharmaceuticals. Candelilla is also a vegan alternative for gelling oils in nutraceutical applications.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax

  • CAS #: 8006-44-8

  • EINECS #: 232-347-0

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 419

  • TRADE NAME: Candelilla Wax NF

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: No

  • NON-GMO: Yes

  • GRAS: Yes

  • CANADA: Listed

  • JAPAN: Listed

  • CHINA: Listed

  • AUSTRALIA: Listed

  • REACH: Annex V Exempt, Natural Substance