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Kolliwax® CA

A commonly used fatty alcohol, consistency factor

Kolliwax® CA is a C16 alcohol. The material is wax-like and is supplied as white to almost white free-flowing micro pearls. It functions as an O/W co-emulsifier, structure-building consistency factor, aerosol foam stabilizer and viscosity regulator. The raw material base is coconut oil, palm kernal oil, palm oil and/or palm stearine. Used as matrix builder in suppository masses. Kolliwax® CA is suitable for use in emulsions & creams, ointments and gels.

Why use Kolliwax® CA

  • Helps create a unique softness and creaminess in the end application
  • Due to shorter fatty alcohol chains, product has good sensory properties on skin, flows nicely and has good consistency
  • Superior manufacturing process resulting in improved efficiency and higher purity
  • Commonly used fatty alcohol, consistency factor
Product Details

CAS No.:

36653-82-4
Former Product Name: Speziol® C 16 Pharma
Regulatory Status:

Complies with European Pharmacopia, USP/NF and JP monographs. Listed in US FDA Inactive Ingredients Database. Manufactured under IPEC-PQG GMP conditions.

Ph. Eur., USP-NF, JP: Cetyl alcohol

Applications: Functions as an O/W co-emulsifier, structure-building consistency factor, aerosol foam stabilizer and viscosity regulator. Typically used in suppository masses.

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