Sustainable White Beeswax

Koster Keunen is the worlds leader in beeswax. We are dedicated to our Sustainable Beeswax initiative, supported by our Lomé, Togo facility. Our Sustainable White Beeswax supply chain in West Africa is a long-term commitment with cooperative and beekeeper groups. Our program improves the lives of beekeepers, farmers and the quality of their product. The results of this work can bee seen in the quality of wax produced, the recurrent income at the local level, and professionalization of the local beekeeping society.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Melting Point USP 701 62-65 °C
Acid Value USP 401 17-24 mg KOH/g
Ester Value USP 401 72-79 mg KOH/g
Saponification Cloud Point USP/NF <65 °C

Formulation Guidelines

Koster Keunen’s Sustainable White Beeswax is used to produce creamy textures, for thickening and stability. Beeswax can be used at any concentration and can augment finished product melt point and add structure. Applications include skin and hair care, color cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and OTC products.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: Beeswax

  • CAS #: 8012-89-3

  • EINECS #: 232-383-7

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 10005

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: Yes

  • GMO FREE: Yes

  • CANADA: Listed

  • JAPAN: Listed

  • CHINA: Listed

  • AUSTRALIA: Listed

  • REACH: Annex V Exempt, Natural Substance