Microcrystalline Wax 150/165

Microcrystalline Wax 150/165 is produced during petroleum refinement using specified techniques such as distillation, de-oiling and crystallization. Microcrystalline Waxes are characterized by their fine crystalline structure in contrast to the larger crystalline structure of paraffin wax. They contain long, branched hydrocarbon chains which correlate to a higher molecular weight. Microcrystalline is more flexible, less oily, has higher tensile strength, more adhesion, and higher melt points than paraffin wax. These waxes have excellent gelling properties, and Koster Keunen carries an assortment of different melt points and penetrations to best fit formulators’ requirements.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Melting Point USP 741 N/A
Viscosity ASTM D3236 N/A
Penetration ASTM D1321 25-45 dmm
Congeal Point ASTM D938 138-167 °F
Color Visual Off-White to Light Yellow

Formulation Guidelines

Microcrystalline Wax 150/165 is non-toxic, non-irritating and compatible with various chemistries from natural, mineral, and synthetic raw materials.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: Microcrystalline Wax, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax

  • CAS #: 63231-60-7, 64742-60-5

  • EINECS #: 264-038-1, 265-163-4

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 891

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: No

  • NON-GMO: Yes

  • CANADA: Listed

  • JAPAN: Listed

  • CHINA: Listed

  • AUSTRALIA: Listed

  • REACH: Registered