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Zinc Stearate

Zinc Stearate Zinc Stearate
IUPAC Name
Zinc Octadecanoate
HS Code
29157090
Formula
Zn(C18H35O2)2
Appearance
Fine White Powder
Cas No.
557-05-1
Common Names
Zinc Octadecanoate; Zinc Distearate; Dermarone
Packaging
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Category
  • Construction
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Pharma
  • Plastics and Rubbers
  • Polymer
  • Pulp and paper
  • Rubber Industry
Sub Category
  • Construction
  • Medicinal
  • Paints and coatings
  • Paper
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymer
  • Rubber
  • Rubber additives

Brief Overview

Zinc stearate or "zinc soap" is a zinc salt of stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. It is a white solid that repels water. Zinc stearate is one of the important ionic surfactants of metal soaps.

 

Manufacturing Process

Three methods are used to produce zinc distearate:

1) Double Decomposition Method

- generates wastewater

2) Direct Transformation Process

3) Fusion Process

Plastic and Rubber Industry

- used as a lubricant and release or powdering agent

 

Polymer Industry

- functions as an acid scavenger and processing aid in certain polyolefin applications

 

Paper Industry

-  improves the abrasiveness of sandpapers

 

Paint and Coatings Industry

- acts as a matting agent

 

Construction Industry

- powdered zinc stearate is utilized as hydrophobic agents for plasters