Zinc stearate (C36 H70 O4 Zn) is a metallic additive ; or the metallic “salt” of fatty acid.
It is a hydrophobic white solid, which repels water. It is insoluble in polar solvents such as alcohol or ether, but dissolves well when heated in aromatic solvents.
It is a powerful mold release agent.
- Properties :
Phase transfer catalyst for saponification of fats
- Examples of use :
– It is mainly used in the plastics and rubber, polyurethane and polyester industries, as a mold release agent and easily incorporated lubricant.
– It is also used in metallurgy for its non-stick properties.
– Zinc stearate is also used in the manufacture of soaps, detergents and cleaning products, glues, paper and cardboard …
– In the cosmetics industry, zinc stearate is a lubricant and thickener, and viscosity control agent.
- Available sizes :
ADC is a supplier of zinc stearate.