Microcrystalline waxes are derived from base oil. These waxes have very minute crystals (micro-crystals) and are flexible. They have a significant affinity for oil, which is held tightly in the crystalline lattice.
INCI: Microcrystalline Wax
CAS #: 63231-60-7
EINECS #: 264-038-1
Country of origin: USA
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.
|Melting Point||ASTM D127||87.8 - 96.1 °C|
|Needle Penetration @ 77 °F||ASTM D1321||5 - 10 dmm|