Kester Wax K-EM2

Kester Wax K-EM2 is an ester of ethylene glycol and Montan Acid Wax approved by the German Pharmacopeia (DAB) for use in coatings, as a retarding agent, in tablet binding, and is a strong gelling agent in anhydrous products.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Melting Point USP 741 75-85 °C
Acid Value USP 401 <15 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value USP 401 135-152 mg KOH/g
Penetration D1321 <5 dmm
Viscosity ASTM D3236-88 13-16 cPs
Color Visual Yellow to Light Brown

Formulation Guidelines

Kester Wax K-EM2 has strong gelling properties and can regulate the consistency and texture of various oils and fluids. It can also act as a carnauba replacement. Applications include emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, and emollient. Uses include color products, sticks, balms, pencils, hot pour, antiperspirants, OTC and HI&I at levels of 2-25%.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: Glycol Montanate

  • CAS #: 73138-45-1

  • EINECS #: 277-291-8

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 330

  • TRADE NAME: Kester Wax K-EM2

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: No

  • GMO FREE: No

  • GRAS: No

  • CANADA: Listed

  • JAPAN: Unknown at time of print

  • CHINA: Listed

  • AUSTRALIA: Listed

  • REACH: Registered