H Foster & Co Ltd

Head Office Reading Tel: 0113 243 9016
Service provider to the chemical industry


H Foster is supplying a wide range of high quality waxes from the reputable German manufacturer Kahl & Co. The waxes are natural and have found their place in a multitude of applications. All information on the different grades is available upon request.


The guaranteed pure Kahl beeswax is obtained from the honey combs of Apis mellifera. This wax is cleaned by using physical methods. The white beeswax is carefully bleached by using a special absorption method. The wax is free of peroxide and impurities.

Organic KahlWax 8138 bleached

This product is naturally bleached by the sun in accordance with ECOCERT and provides the ability to achieve pure white creams, organically. The white beeswax is available as cosmetic grade beeswax and also as a BP grade beeswax.

Read more about our Organic KahlWax 8138 bleached here.

KahlWax 6279L

The Myrica Cerifera Fruit Wax used in KahlWax 6279L is sourced from Andean farmers, who use sustainable harvesting methods. The wax is obtained by initially washing the waxy Myrica fruit in water; the fruit wax is then extracted by boiling and skimming the wax off the surface; the crude wax is then finally processed by Kahl in Germany – without any use of chemicals.

Read more about our KahlWax 6279L here.

organic jellyKahl OrganicJelly 7236

Kahl OrganicJelly 7236 is an organic plant based petroleum-free jelly favoured by formulators who welcome an alternative to the more controversial petroleum jelly and to meet the growing demand for organic raw materials.

Read more about our Kahl OrganicJelly 7236 here.

Carnauba Wax

Carnauba Wax is an exudate of the leaf of the Brazilian Carnauba palm tree (Copernicia Cerifera). The crude product has different colours and slightly varying technical data. By filtering and bleaching crude Carnauba Wax a number of product variations are available.


Microcrystalline waxes are a petroleum hydrocarbon but have an amorphous crystalline structure, unlike paraffin wax which has a pure crystalline structure. Microwax differs from paraffin wax as it has approximately ten times the oil absorption capacity of paraffin wax.

Ozokerite Wax

Originally Ozokerite wax was known as Shale wax, which was mined in North America. In more recent times it is a mixture of petroleum hydrocarbon waxes which produce waxes with a number of distinctive characteristics.

Berry Wax

Berry Wax is harvested from the fruits of “Rhus Verniciflua” trees, well known as Lacquer Tree in China and Japan. The wax is extracted by hot water from the skin of the fruits and further refined by filtration and absorption method. The fruit wax is non-toxic. One important component is a content of about 3 % bonded C20/22 dicarboxylic acid, so called Japan Acid.

Rice Bran Wax

Softer oil gels than candelilla or carnauba, very crystalline and serves less gloss in applications.

Sunflower Wax

Helianthus Annuus is the Greek word for “Sunflower”. The plant is native to the Americas and was domesticated around 1000 BC. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflowers as an image to their Sun God.

To name but a few of KahlWax extensive range.

For product help and advice please call us today on 0113 243 9016

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78-80 High Street
Theale, Reading, RG7 5AR
T: +44 (0) 113 243 9016
F: +44 (0) 113 242 2418

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103 Kirkstall Road
Leeds, Yorkshire, LS3 1JL
T: +44 (0) 113 243 9016
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Lanolin: A Key Ingredient Conform To PH Eur

Lanolin! One of the best emollients and moisturising ingredient nature has to offer. Sustainably sourced, highly purified and safe Lanis EP is this month our star product.


LANIS EP is ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade anhydrous lanolin that conforms to the most recent edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph Eur). It is an essentially water-free wool wax that contains less than 0.25% by weight of water (w/w). It is produced by refining and bleaching lanolin obtained in the wool-washing process.

LANIS EP is a yellow unctuous substance with a slight, pleasant odour. Presentation: 45kg drums.

LANIS EP gives creams an ointment-like, rich texture. It is an emollient, skin softening, moisturising and conditioning agent and is an effective vehicle for active substances. It can be used in skin care preparations for adults and babies as well as sunscreen, colour cosmetics, hair care, shaving and soap products.

To find out more please call us or send us an enquiry through our contact page. 

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