Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline wax is commonly used in cosmetics and candles, but it can also be used as a blending ingredient to increase flexibility, viscosity and hardness in other products. It can vary in color from white to amber and ranges in texture from soft and tacky to hard and brittle, depending on the grade of microcrystalline.

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Product Description
BW-408 Microcrystalline Wax This white microcrystalline wax is soft and tacky with a 145°F melt point.
BW-429 Microcrystalline Wax This yellow microcrystalline wax is soft, flexible, and has a 165°F melt point.
BW-430 Microcrystalline Wax This white microcrystalline wax is soft, flexible, and has a 160°F melt point.
BW-431 Microcrystalline Wax This white microcrystalline wax is hard, brittle, and has a 180°F melt point.
BW-405 Microcrystalline Wax This white microcrystalline wax is hard, brittle, and has a 195°F melt point.
FDA Status: All products are in compliance with Federal Regulations 21 CFR-178.3710 and 172.886
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
  BW-408 BW-429 BW-430 BW-431 BW-405
Congealing Point

(D-938)

140°F-150°F 155°F-165°F 155°F-163°F 164°F-172°F 190°F-204°F
Drop Melt Point

(D-127)

155°F-165°F 165°F-175°F 170°F-180°F 175°F-185°F 190°F-204°F
Color (Visual) White to Off White Light Yellow to Amber White to Off White White to Off White White to Off White
Oil Content (D-721) 1.5% Max 1.5% Max 1.5% Max 1.0% Max 2.0% Max
Needle Penetration
(D-1321)
           0.1 mm @ 77°F0.1 mm @ 100°F
 

80 – 130

200 – 250

 

22 – 30

80 – 112

 

20 – 30

85 – 110

 

6 – 12

18 – 44

 

5 – 10

 

Microcrystalline wax is commonly used in cosmetics and candles, but it can also be used as a blending ingredient to increase flexibility, thickness and hardness in other products. It can vary in color from white to amber and ranges in texture from soft and tacky to hard and brittle, depending on the grade of microcrystalline.

Other uses include:

  • Candles
  • Laminations
  • Adhesives
  • Cosmetics
  • Lubricants
  • Novelty blends
  • Beehive coatings
  • Pomades

Overview
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
  BW-408 BW-429 BW-430 BW-431 BW-405
Congealing Point

(D-938)

140°F-150°F 155°F-165°F 155°F-163°F 164°F-172°F 190°F-204°F
Drop Melt Point

(D-127)

155°F-165°F 165°F-175°F 170°F-180°F 175°F-185°F 190°F-204°F
Color (Visual) White to Off White Light Yellow to Amber White to Off White White to Off White White to Off White
Oil Content (D-721) 1.5% Max 1.5% Max 1.5% Max 1.0% Max 2.0% Max
Needle Penetration
(D-1321)
           0.1 mm @ 77°F0.1 mm @ 100°F
 

80 – 130

200 – 250

 

22 – 30

80 – 112

 

20 – 30

85 – 110

 

6 – 12

18 – 44

 

5 – 10

 

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