Wax No. 177
Cetyl Esters wax is a naturally derived ester made up of a mixture of saturated fatty alcohols and fatty acids. It meets the monograph of the US Pharmacopeia and can be used in OTC products and topical pharmaceuticals. Cetyl Esters is primarily used to thicken emulsions while acting as an emollient for improved feel.
|Melting Point||USP 741||43-47||°C|
|Acid Value||USP 401||<5||mg KOH/g|
|Saponification Value||USP 401||109-120||mg KOH/g|
|Iodine Value||USP 401||<1||g/100g|
Cetyl Esters is an NF product that functions as a thickener, emollient, and gellant. Formulators can find stabilizing or co-emulsifier abilities depending on the system. Applications include OTC, creams, lotions, sunscreens, hair care and color cosmetics.
INCI NAME: Cetyl Esters
KOSTER KEUNEN CODE#: 177
TRADE NAME: Cetyl Esters
MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years
MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA
JAPAN: Unknown at time of print
REACH: Unknown at time of print
- Not tested on Animals