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Emulsifying Wax

Emulsifying Wax

Emulsifying Wax is a type of cosmetic emulsifying ingredient used primarily in the manufacturing of creams, lotions, and other beauty products that have both water and oil phase. This type of wax helps in mixing or emulsifying the water phase and oil phase together to form an ointment. The emulsification occurs when two substances — in this case, oil and water — are successfully bound together; creating a sort of glue that combines the ingredients of a product. At the molecular level, Emulsifying Wax attracts both water and oil at the same time and keeps them together. Emulsions, made with this wax are more stable to weak acids such as Boric, Carbolic & Salicylic. Emulsifying Wax thickens the liquid and marries the oil - and water-based elements of the creation. It is white in colour, solid, and possesses a light alcohol scent.

 

GRADES: Ionic / Anionic and Non-Ionic

APPLICATION

  • Emulsifying Wax is widely used in the Pharmaceutical / Cosmetic industry as a part of creams and lotion formulations.
  • Ionic / Anionic Emulsifying Wax are most suitable for water in oil type of emulsion, whereas the Non-Ionic Grade is most suitable for oil in water type of emulsion.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES:

Emulsifying Wax [IONIC / ANIONIC]

Sr. no.

Typical properties

Specification

1

Solubility

Complies

2

Identification A – Melting point of residue

About 52 °C

3

Identification B – Sulphated ash

1.8 % – 3.3 %

4

Acidity

Complies

5

Alkalinity

Complies

6

Alcohols

Complies

7

Iodine Value

Not more than 3.0

8

Saponification value

Not more than 2.0

9

Sodium alkyl sulfates

Not less than 8.7 %

10

Unsaponifiable matter

Not less than 86 %

11

Water

Not more than 4 % w/w

 

Emulsifying Wax [NON-IONIC]

Sr. no.

Typical properties

Specification

1

Solubility

Complies

2

Identification A

Complies

3

Identification B – Sulphated ash

Not more than 0.1%

4

Acid value

Not more than 0.5

5

Refractive index at 60 °C

1.435 – 1.439

6

Solidifying point, °C

45 – 53

7

Alkalinity

Complies

8

Hydroxyl value

175 – 192

9

Saponification value

Not more than 2.0

 

Testing methods as per British Pharmacopoeia.

This product complies as per ICH Q3C (R4) guidelines and USP <467> for Residual solvents.

Packing

25 kg Cartons / Bags.