SP-18NF

Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline Wax, NF

Microcrystalline waxes are derived from residium. These waxes have very minute crystals (micro-crystals) and are flexible. They have a greater affinity for oil, which is held tightly in the crystalline lattice and does not migrate to the surface.

INCI: MIcrocrystalline
CAS #: 63231-60-7
EINECS #: 264-038-1
Country of origin: USA
Composition: 100%

Details

Microcrystalline Waxes are produced in a variety of melt points, colors, and penetration values. They will add a sensorial benefit to a formulation while improving oil retention.

Functions:

  • Flexible

  • Oil Retention

  • Penetration Modifier
  • Viscosity Modifier
  • Plasticizer
  • Melting Point Modifier
  • Water Repellant

Forms Available:

  • Slabs

  • Pastilles

Compatibility:

Microcrystalline Wax is compatible with many vegetable and mineral waxes and a variety of natural and synthetic ingredients.

Regulatory information

Globally accepted
Non-GMO
Vegan
No animal testing
REACH Registered
No BSE/ TSE
No Heavy Metals
Compliant with the Cosmetics Recommendation No. 14
No Nanomaterials
No Nutritional Content
No Microbial Content
No Residual Solvents
Does not contain palm oil
May contain BHT up to 25 ppm
No Preservatives, including Triclosan
NO VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
No Food Fragrance Allergens, including gluten
No 1,4 dioxane, ethylene oxide, and propylene oxide
No SVHCs in concentration above 0.1% according to REACH
No Parabens, Phathalates, Glycol Ethers, Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde Releasers
Complies with Title 21 CFR 172.886 (direct food additives) and 178.3710 (indirect food additives)

Recommended applications

Chewing Gum
Creams & Lotions
Salves/Ointments
Dental Waxes

Specifications

Test Method Specification
Color Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph Passes Test
Melting Point Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph NF= 54 - 102 °C / SP-18NF= 73.9 - 79.4 °C
Consistency Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph NF= 3 - 100 / SP-18NF= 55- 75
Acidity Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph Passes Test
Alkalinity Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph Passes Test
Residue on Ignition Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph NMT 0.1%
Residual Solvents Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph None Detected
Organic Acids Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph Passes Test
Fixed Oils, Fats, and Rosin Current Microcrystalline Wax NF monograph Passes Test

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