White Beeswax BP

Abstract
White Beeswax is obtained by bleaching yellow beeswax. Chemically, beeswax consists mainly of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols. White or yellowish-white pieces or plates, translucent when thin, with a fine-grained, matt and non-crystalline fracture; when warmed in the hand they become soft and malleable. It has an odour similar to that of yellow beeswax, though fainter and never rancid. It is tasteless and does not stick to the teeth.

 

Use/Application
The three main types of beeswax products are yellow, white, and beeswax absolute. White beeswax is used in the production of food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. It is also a common ingredient of natural chewing gum.  In small quantities acting as a glazing agent, which serves to prevent water loss, or used to provide surface protection for some fruits.

 

Identity
Chemical Name: White Beeswax

 

General Specifications

Test Specification…BP
Characters It occurs as White or yellowish-white pieces or plates, translucent when thin, with a fine-grained, matt and non-crystalline fracture; when warmed in the hand they become soft and malleable.
Solubility Practically insoluble in water, partially soluble in hot ethanol (90 per cent V/V) and completely soluble in fatty and essential oils.
Relative density About 0.960
Drop point 61°C to 66°C
Acid value 17.0 to 24.0
Ester value 70 to 80
Saponification value 87 to 104
Ceresin, paraffins and certain other waxes Specified test.
Glycerol and other polyols Not more than 0.5 %, calculated as glycerol

 

Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.

 

Other
GLP, cGMP (FDA) Approved, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, FSSAI, Halal and Kosher certified.
We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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