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Beeswax is considered to be among man’s earliest raw materials. Adopted by ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, Beeswax was ancient man's first plastic, cosmetic, medicinal material and artist’s media for painting, sculpture and jewelry; and has been in active use for more than four thousand years. Beeswax is secreted by the honeybee (Apis Mellifera) Latin for ‘honey bearer’, which is used for building its hexagonal combs within the hive. Wax is collected by removing a portion of the hive’s ‘cappings’ and then refined for use in a wide variety of applications.

Strahl & Pitsch Inc is considered to be the leading global refiner of Beeswax, producing White and Yellow Grades of Beeswax, certified to the current USP/NF Monograph, food chemicals codex, and other compendium. We also produce our own USDA Certified Organic Beeswax.

The company sources crude wax from dozens of countries throughout the world. Our valued supplier relations are personal, trusted and long term associations. Among our wax sources we count individual beekeepers, local co-operatives, fair-trade community groups, honey industry suppliers and established and reliable international traders.

Strahl & Pitsch also offers several economical Synthetic and Commercial Grades of Beeswax, and Beeswax Substitutes with comparable physical properties, function and performance metrics.

 

Benefits:

  • High binding strength
  • Pronounced plasticity
  • Excellent emulsifiability
  • Improves structure, oil retention, pay-off and mold release for stick applications

 

Forms available:

  • Slabs
  • Cakes
  • Pastilles (pellets)

Applications include:

Cosmetics, Creams, Glamour Products, Lotions, Pharmaceuticals, Ointments, Tablet Coatings, Candles, Confections, Hard Shell Candy Coatings, Wood and Floor Polishes.

Compatibility:

Beeswax is compatible with most vegetable and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins.

 

BEESWAX-COSMETIC/ PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE


S & P Number

Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II

Acid
Value

Saponification
Value

Ester
Value

Saponification
Cloud Test

Color
6 * 62°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 72-79 65°C Max. Yellow
422 62°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 72-79 65°C Max. Off-White
424 62°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 72-79 65°C Max. Off-White
DR-100 * 62°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 72-79 65°C Max. Yellow
DR-101 * 62°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 72-79 65°C Max. Off-White
425 61°C - 65°C 17-24 87-104 70-80 N/A Off-White
425Y 61°C - 65°C 17-24 87-104 70-80 N/A Yellow
* ECOCERT APPROVED

BEESWAX-ORGANIC


S & P Number

Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II

Acid
Value

Saponification
Value

Ester
Value

Saponification
Cloud Test


Color
420 ORG 61°C - 65°C 5-24 75-136 70-112 N/A Yellow

BEESWAX-GENERAL APPLICATIONS


S & P Number

Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II

Acid
Value

Saponification
Value

Ester
Value

Saponification
Cloud Test


Color
44P 60°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 72-79 65°C Max. Off-White
45P 60°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 72-79 65°C Max. Yellow
139W 60°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 N/A N/A Off-White
139Y 60°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 N/A N/A Yellow

ISO-BEESWAX


S & P Number

Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II

Acid
Value

Saponification
Value

Ester
Value

Saponification
Cloud Test


Color
154P 60°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103   N/A Amber

BEESWAX-SYNTHETIC


S & P Number

Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II

Acid
Value

Saponification
Value

Ester
Value

Penetration


Color
58 60°C - 68°C 17-24 89-103 N/A 11-19 White
122 60°C - 65°C 17-24   72-79 N/A Off-White
755P 74°C - 78°C 19.3-24 N/A 69-77 13-19 Off-White
772P 62°C - 65°C 17-24 89-103 N/A 8-14 Off-White

BEESWAX-SUBSTITUTE


S & P Number

Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II

Acid
Value

Saponification
Value


Color
EM-204 62°C - 65°C 17-24 88-102 White


 

REGULATORY STATUS:

INCI Name:
CAS Number:
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Country of Origin: USA
Beeswax is GRAS listed and approved for end use under regulation 21CFR184.1973.
Strahl & Pitsch beeswax does not contain any preservatives.
Beeswax Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS#) is 1521.90.2000-White, 1521.90.4000-Yellow

Residual Solvents: Strahl and Pitsch manufactures Beeswax without the use of Class 1, 2, or 3 solvents and there is no potential for Class 1, 2, or 3 residual solvents to be present in the manufacturing process. There is no potential for any other solvent to be present in our beeswaxes.

 

"This information relates only to the specific material designated in its pure described state and may not be valid for such materials used in combination with any other materials or in any process. Such information is to the best of Strahl & Pitsch's knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable. However,no representation, warranty or guarantee is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. It is the user's responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitableness and completeness of such information for his own particular use."