The complex polyester fraction of beeswax, responsible for its unique plastic properties, has been the inspiration for the development of Kester wax K82P. This synthetic wax is very soft, tacky and pliable at room temperature despite its high melting point. Due to its polarity this wax shows excellent compatibility with inorganic pigments. Kester Wax K82P contains a range of hydroxy polyesters with chain lengths between ca. 56 and 76 carbon atoms and is manufactured from natural fatty acids and synthetic fatty alcohols. Incorporating Kester Wax K82P improves texture, film forming, plasticity, adhesion, homogeneity and ingredient distribution.