carnaubaStrahl & Pitsch offers an extensive range of the finest food-grade Microcrystalline waxes from domestic and international sources.

Microcrystalline waxes are derived from residium. These waxes have very minute crystals (micro-crystals) and are flexible, with a greater affinity for oil, which is held tightly in the crystalline lattice and does not migrate to the surface.

Strahl & Pitsch maintains sizable inventories of this multi-purpose wax, providing a consistent supply of known quality waxes in what is otherwise an ever-changing world market.


Forms Available:

  • Slabs
  • Pastilles (pellets)

Applications include:

Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Coatings, Hot-Melt Adhesives, Polishes and Candles.


Microcrystalline wax is compatible with most vegetable and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins.


S & P Number Melting Point ASTM D-127 Penetration 100/25 Deg.C5 Color
16 79.4°C - 86.7°C 15-22 Yellow
16W* 79.4°C - 86.7°C 15-22 White
18* 73.9°C - 79.4°C 55-75 White
19* 76.7°C - 82.3°C 25-35 White
26 76.6°C - 82.3°C 25-35 Yellow
88* 87.8°C - 96.1°C 5-10 White
97* 70.0°C – 74.4°C 25-35 Off-White
623* 87.8°C - 96.1°C 5-10 Off-White to Amber
FDA approved under 21 CFR 172.886, 178.3710
Japanese Name/Source - Microcrystalline Wax/JSCI



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