Kester Wax K-72

Kester Wax K-72 is a naturally derived, high purity mono-ester wax. Kester Wax K-72 has good thermal stability, very narrow thermal phase change, film forming properties, and wide compatibility in different solvents.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Melting Point USP 741 70-74 °C
Acid Value USP 401 <2 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value USP 401 79-89 mg KOH/g
Color Visual White to Light Yellow

Formulation Guidelines

Kester Wax K-72 can be used as a natural structuring and gelling agent, especially in color cosmetics and other sticks. In combination with Kester Wax K-60P it can be used as a vegan replacement for beeswax. In addition, granulated Kester Wax K-72 can be used as a natural replacement for polyethylene exfoliating beads.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: Behenyl Behenate

  • CAS #: 17671-27-1

  • EINECS #: 241-646-5

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 131

  • TRADE NAME: Kester Wax K-72

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: No

  • GMO FREE: No

  • CANADA: Listed

  • JAPAN: Unknown at time of print

  • CHINA: Listed

  • AUSTRALIA: Listed

  • REACH: Registered