Calcium Stearate is an insoluble salt of Calcium, and Fatty Acids. Calcium stearate is non-toxic and has many applications as Stabilizer, Lubricant, Water Repellant etc. It is insoluble in water. However, it is slightly soluble when dissolved in hot alcohol, hot vegetable and mineral oil. It shows good solublity in hot pyridine.
Calcium Stearate is widely used as a stabilizer for PVC resins and lubricant for plastic molding powders or tablets. Its use is also recommended in emulsions, cements, pencils, construction chemicals, paint flattening agent, resin coated sands and foundry chemicals, anticaking agent in food items and cosmetics. Use of calcium stearate is seen as a lubricating agent in paper and paperboard coating compositions, iron wire drawing and leather cloth manufacturing as well.
At Pratham, we have developed various grades of Calcium Stearates to suit different applications. We customize product in collaboration with the customer so as to achieve best quality and cost results for the user.
Calcium Stearate - Product Data Sheet :
|Molecular Formula||Ca (C17H35COO)2|
|Moisture, %||1.0 Max.|
|Melting Point||150 (+/- 5)* C|
|Bulk Density Gm/CC||0.2 (+/- 0.03)|
|Particle Size||-200 Mesh|
|Calcium Content (as CaO), %||9.5 (+/- 0.5)|
|Free Fatty Acid, %||1.0 Max.|
|Ash Content, %||10.5 (+/- 1.0)|
|Packing||25 Kg. HDPE bags with LDPE liners|
As a stabilizer & lubricant in rigid PVC processing, PVC compounding & moulding, in Leather cloth manufacturing etc.
As a lubricant in iron wire drawing.
As an anti caking agent in Detergent Cakes.