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Calcium Stearate (technical grade)

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Calcium Stearate (technical grade)

CAS #

1592-23-0

SYNONYM

Calcium Distearate; Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt (2:1); Calcium distearate

FORMULA

Ca(C18H35O2)2

PRODUCT TYPE

Oleochemcial

HAZARD

0 Non-Regulated Material

Product Specifications

ASH CONTENT

9.0 - 12.0% (Total Ash)

APPEARANCE

Fine Powder

BULK DENSITY

25 - 30 lb/ft3

PARTICLE SIZE

95% Min thru 20 Mesh

FREE FATTY ACID

1.0% Max

MOISTURE CONTENT

3.5% Max

ODOR

wh. impalpable powd., sl. char. odor

INSOLUBILITY

in water, alcohol, ether

MELTING POINT

149 c

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

607.04

SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE

in hot alcohol, hot veg. and min. oils

NOTES

Also available as Granular powder and Coarse powder. Butyl stearate is used as a flow agent in powders including some foods, a waterproofing agent for fabrics, and a lubricant in pencils and crayons. The concrete industry uses calcium stearate for efflorescence control of cementious products used in the production of concrete masonry units i.e. paver and block, as well as waterproofing. In the paper industry, calcium stearate is used as a lubricant to provide good gloss, preventing dusting and fold cracking in paper and paperboard making. In plastics, it can act as an acid scavenger, a lubricant and a release agent. Applications in the personnal care and pharmaceutical industry include tablet mold release, anti-tack agent and gelling agent.

Use: ANTICAKING, COSMETIC COLORANT, EMULSION STABILISING, VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

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