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.
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.
- Penetration Modifier
- Viscosity Modifier
- Melting Point Modifier
- Water Repellant
Microcrystalline Wax is compatible with many vegetable and mineral waxes and a variety of natural and synthetic ingredients.
|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|