Talent and technology, the blend of man and machine in perfect harmony, that's what has helped Koster Keunen become the world's leading refiner and processor of waxes. We pride ourselves on employing the best chemists and investing in the latest equipment to help guarantee we can meet any and all of our customers' needs.
Koster Keunen is one of the world’s leading processors, refiners and marketers of natural waxes. Since 1852, Koster Keunen Holland and Koster Keunen U.S.A. have specialized in processing, formulating and marketing quality waxes to the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, candle and food industry.
From beeswax, the foundation of the business and one of our principal products, Koster Keunen has developed a variety of new products to meet new and constantly evolving client requirements. In the area of natural waxes, beeswax derivatives have been created, such as BW Ester BW67, Cera Bellina as well as siliconyl beeswax and PEG-8 beeswax. Specialty synthetic waxes are Kester (Koster ester) waxes such as K80H, K82P and K30G, inspired by our unique knowledge of the composition of beeswax. Vegetable waxes include carnauba wax, candelilla wax and several composites. Orange wax, sunflower wax and flower waxes have been added to our natural wax portfolio.
Koster Keunen’s strength is its extensive knowledge of waxes and scientific experience in developing new products. By working closely together with our customers’ R&D departments as well as formulators we enable our clients to create unique formulas with strong added value in its end product properties.