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Calcium stearate is a carboxylate which is formed from stearic acid and calcium oxide. Its primary uses are as flow agents, stabilizers, thickeners, and surface conditioners.
White powder Insoluble in water Flash point: 176° C Melting point 160° C Insoluble in water
Primary Chemistry: Calcium Stearate
Features & Benefits
Lubricant Mold releasing agent Anti-caking agent
Difficulties in mixing calcium stearates due to large particle size Fusion of the molded parts with the mold Caking and flow issues in polymer applications Availability of calcium stearate products that are extracted from vegetable sources
FINENESS - THRU 200 MESH %: 99.00 FINENESS - THRU 40 MESH %: 100.00 FREE FATTY ACIDS (AS STEARIC) %: 0.00-2.00 HEAVY METALS %: 0.0-10.0 TOTAL ASH %: 9.00-10.50 USP TEST ARSENIC ppm: 0.0-1.5 WATER %: 0.0-4.00
Metallic stearates play an essential role in the plastics industry. The combination of lubricity, hydrophilicity, and melt point allows metal soaps to be used in several plastic and polymer applications
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