Refined Yellow Beeswax Pellets
Characteristics: Light yellow to yellow colour of varying intensity with a fine-grain matt, non-crystalline fracture. Becomes soft and pliable when warmed by hand. Odour faint and characteristic of honey. Relative density is about 0.96. Practically insoluble in water, completely soluble in volatile and fixed oils.
Processing: Pure crude cappings beeswax is gently melted over clean un-treated bore water and is then allowed to settle. The molten beeswax is then micro filtered to remove all dross before being passed through a pelletising machine. The pellets which are formed, are cylindrical, 20 mm long and 7mm in diameter. The pellets drop directly from the pelletiser into plastic lined cartons. Batch size is approx 1200 kgs
- British Pharmacopeia 2019
- Acid Value: 17 to 24
- Drop point (melting point): 61 deg C to 65 deg
- Ester Value: 70 to 80
- Ratio Number: 3.3 to 4.3
- Saponification value: 87 to 104
- Ceresin, Paraffins & certain other waxes: Meets BP2019 specification for these substances.
- Glycerol and other polyhydric alcohols: Not more than 0.5%
Each batch comes with a Certificate of Analysis, performed by a certified analytical laboratory using the method’s set out in the British Pharmacopeia 2019 edition.
Certificates of analysis are also able to be provided to USP and Ph Eur specifications.
- Dross content: Nil
- Form: Cylindrical pellets approx 20mm long and 7mm in diameter.
- Packing: Packed into plastic lined cardboard cartons, each containing 25kgs net. Cartons are packed on pallets each containing 24 cartons and weighing 600kgs net and shrink wrapped and strapped. Each pallet measures 1.57 cubic metres.
- Hazard: Water should not be added to beeswax which is at a temperature exceeding 95 deg C as it will cause uncontrolled foaming.
Domestic orders, minimum order 1 kg.
Minimum Export order is 200 kg. Contact us for a C & F price.