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Microcrystalline 176/186 #490

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Koster Keunen in-cosmetics global 2019
Microcrystalline Wax and Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax. Microcrystalline 176/186 #490 by Koster Keunen acts as a gelling agent, consistency factor and wax. It contains long, branched hydrocarbon chains and is characterized by its fine crystalline structure. It exhibits less oiliness, higher tensile strength, more adhesion and higher melting point than paraffin wax. It is flexible, non-toxic and non-irritating. It is not tested on animals. It is compatible with natural, mineral and synthetic raw materials. Used in formulating cosmetic products. It complies with Kosher and Reach regulations. It is listed on Canada, Japan, China and Australia inventories. Microcrystalline 176/186 #490 has a shelf life of minimum 2 years.

Microcrystalline 176/186 #490

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Koster Keunen
  • Waxes / Consistency Factors > Mineral Origin waxes
  • non-irritant
  • non-animal
CAS Number
63231-60-7, 64742-60-5
264-038-1, 265-163-4
White to yellowish
Product Status
Mineral origin actives
Regulatory Status
Labels/Agency Rating

Microcrystalline 176/186 #490 Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Melting Point, USP 741
176 - 186.8 °F
Congealing Point, ASTM D938
170.6 - 186.8 °F
Penetration, ASTM D1321
9 - 15 dmm
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