carnaubaStrahl & Pitsch Emulsifying Wax Pastilles SP-210P NF is the pharmaceutical grade emulsifying ingredient conforming to the Monograph established by the National Formulary. SP 210P NF is a white, waxy solid that is low in odor.

The use of Emulsifying Wax SP 210P NF permits disparate materials such as water and oil to be combined into consistent and stable emulsions, and is appropriate for oil-in-water or water-in-oil systems. At suggested use levels between 3-6 % SP 210P produces thick emulsions without auxiliary surfactants or the addition of stiffening waxes.

The wax is commonly used in pharmaceutical topical lotion and crème products, and also is appropriate for a broad range personal care applications. It is an effective emollient and desirable thickening agent.



  • Improves the consistency and stability of emulsions.

Applications include:

Creams, Lotions, Shampoos, Conditioners, Pomades, Sunscreens, Pharmaceutical Ointments, Salves, Skin Protection.


SP 210P NF is stable in both acid and base media, compatible with anionic, cationic and nonionic emulsion systems, as well as most personal care ingredients and is produced using non-petroleum ingredients..


Melting Point, Drop USP/NF 741 50.0°C - 54.0°C
Hydroxyl Value USP/NF 401 178.0°C - 192.0°C
Iodine Value USP/NF 401 Not more than 3.5
Saponification Value USP/NF 401 Not more than 14
pH USP/NF 791 5.5 -7.0 in a dispersion (3 in 100)




INCI NAME: Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60

Residual Solvents: Strahl and Pitsch manufactures Emulsifying Wax 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 Emulsifying Wax.


"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."