carnaubaThe Ceresine Wax available today is a blend of petroleum wax products. The name Ceresine is a reference to its origin as a bitumen coal mining by-product once obtained from Eastern Europe.

Strahl & Pitsch Ceresine Waxes are mixtures produced using paraffin and microcrystalline waxes, custom blended to create a multi functional value-added product. Ceresine Wax is a white, odorless and tasteless solid. In personal care applications it is valued as an emollient and for its film-forming properties.

Ceresine Wax also will help to modify viscosity in liquid and semi solid formulations and desirable for its structure forming properties in stick product systems. It is useful in binding with and stabilizing the oil portion of an emulsion and as a melt point modifier.

Forms Available:

  • Slabs
  • Pastilles

Applications include:

Cosmetics, Creams, Pharmaceuticals, Pomades, Salves/Ointments, Coatings, Lubricants,Waterproofing, Adhesives, Polishes and Varnishes


Ceresine Wax is compatible with a wide variety of solvents, oils, fats, resins, petrolatum and other waxes. Strahl & Pitsch has developed a number of product choices with varied melting points and penetration values for consideration.


S & P Number Melting Point Penetration 100/25 Deg.C5
248 58.3°C - 61.7°C 7-13
251 60.0°C - 65.6°C 8-18
252 53.9°C - 57.2°C 10-15
254 62.7°C - 67.8°C 9-15
272 54.4°C - 57.8°C 12-18
301 65.6°C - 71.1°C 9-15
319 71.1°C - 74.4°C 8-14
931 54.4°C - 57.2°C 10-15
1022-C 62.8°C - 65.6°C 8-13
2931 * 68.3°C - 76.7°C 6-15



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Country of Origin: USA


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