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Kester Wax K-72 #131

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Koster Keunen in-cosmetics global 2019
Behenyl Behenate. Kester Wax K-72 #131 by Koster Keunen acts as a naturally derived, high purity, GMO-free, mono-ester wax. It can be used as a natural structuring and gelling agent. Offers film forming properties, good thermal stability and a very narrow thermal phase change. Shows a wide compatibility in different solvents. In combination with Kester Wax K-60P it can be used as a vegan replacement for beeswax. In addition, granulated Kester Wax K-72 #131 can be used as a natural replacement for polyethylene exfoliating beads. It is especially used in color cosmetics. Complies with Kosher, NPA, Canada, China and Australia. It has a minimum shelf life of 2 years.

Kester Wax K-72 #131

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Koster Keunen
  • Waxes / Consistency Factors
  • Thickeners & Stabilizers
  • Film Formers
  • non-animal
INCI Names
CAS Number
White to yellowish
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
Regulatory Status
Labels/Agency Rating
Kosher, NPA, Canada, China and Australia

Kester Wax K-72 #131 Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Melting Point, USP 741
70 - 74 °C
Acid Value, USP 401
< 2 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value, USP 401
79 - 89 mg KOH/g
SpecialChem additionnal informations based on CAS Number : 17671-27-1

Hansen Solubility Parameters

[16.1, 1.4, 0.8]
[δD - Dispersion force interactions, δP - Polar force interactions, δH - Hydrogen bond force interactions]

Please note, these HSP values are estimations. It is based upon the “like seeks like” principle. It splits an ingredients interactions into three parameters; δD (Dispersion force interactions), δP (Polar forces interactions) and δH (Hydrogen bond force interactions). Hansen Solubility Parameters can help you find a wide range of products that are predicted to be compatible with Kester Wax K-72 #131. A practical determination of these HSP values would provide higher certainty. Learn More.

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