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Kester Wax K-82H

Kester Wax K-82H is a long chain synthetic ester wax prepared by the esterification of natural fatty acids with synthetic fatty alcohols. K-82H provides excellent gelling capabilities, has broad compatibility with other cosmetic ingredients, and has many uses and applications.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Melting Point USP 741 80-85 °C
Congealing Point ASTM D938 77.5-84 °C
Acid Value USP 401 <6 mg KOH/g
Ester Value USP 401 70-90 mg KOH/g
Viscosity ASTM D3236 <9.5 cPs
Color Visual Off-White to Light Brown

Formulation Guidelines

Kester Wax K-82H can produce multiple textures depending on the application. It can increase thermal stability, gel strength, gloss, hardness, and slip. It can be used at any level to obtain the properties the chemist requires. Applications include color cosmetics, skin and hair care, automotive, polishes, and many industrial applications.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: C20-40 Alkyl Stearate or Synthetic Beeswax

  • CAS #: 136097-96-6 or 71243-51-1

  • EINECS #: Not assigned or 275-286-5

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 124

  • TRADE NAME: Kester Wax K-82H

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: No

  • NON-GMO: Yes

  • CANADA: Listed as Synthetic Beeswax

  • JAPAN: Listed as Synthetic Beeswax

  • CHINA: Listed as Synthetic Beeswax

  • AUSTRALIA: Listed as Synthetic Beeswax

  • REACH: Polymer Exempt