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CALCIUM STEARATE

Calcium Stearate

Calcium Stearate is physiologically safe and insoluble in most solvents have principle use as lubricant in plastic and pharmaceutical industry.

  • In Pharmaceutical industry it is used as Mould release agent, Anti tack agent and Gelling agent for plastic moulding powders and tablets
  • In Cosmetic industry it is used in shampoos, eyeliners, lipsticks, sun protective lotions, medicated ointments, body and foot powders, etc because its hydrophobic properties prevents products in powder form from absorbing water and thus from forming agglomerates
  • In paper industry it is used as Lubricant for excellent gloss, for preventing dusting and for preventing fold cracking
  • In Building Industry Calcium Stearate is used for Inhibiting Moisture absorption & Preservation of building material
  • Calcium Stearate is used as a stabilizer for PVC resins, polymer pencils, for waterproofing NG base explosives; fabrics; cements & cement paints; mortar admixtures

Applications

  • Calcium Stearate is also used as an additive in food industry
  • Calcium Stearate is used as Non toxic Stabilizer and lubricant in PVC industry
  • Lubricant and acid acceptor in polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and A.B.S. processing
  • Calcium Stearate is Used as a drying lubricant and dusting agent for rubbers
  • Calcium Stearate is Used as a flatting and sanding agent in coatings, inks, and lacquers

Calcium Stearate

Application Ash Content % Free Fatty Acid % Moisture Content % Bulk Density g/l Melting Point °C Sieve Residue on 325 mesh
Masterbatch and PVC 6.0-7.0 1.0 max 2.0 max 250-350 155-165 Nil
Polyolefins, Food, Masterbatches, Stationery 9.2-10.0 1.0 max 3.0 max 200-300 145-155 1.0 max
Polyolefins 9.2-10.2 0.5 max 3.0 max 200-300 150-160 1.0 max
Film and fibre polyolefins 9.2-9.6 0.5 max 3.0 max 150-250 140-160 1.0 max
Polyolefins 9.2-9.8 0.5 max 3.0 max 150-250 140-160 0.1 max