Calcium Stearate BP
Calcium Stearate occurs as a white waxy powder and is found in some lubricants and surfactants. It is a compound of calcium with a mixture of solid organic acids obtained from edible sources and consists chiefly of variable proportions of calcium stearate and calcium palmitate.
Calcium Stearate is used as a flow agent in powders, a surface conditioner in hard candies, a waterproofing agent for fabrics and a lubricant in pencils and crayons. It is also used in the concrete industry, in paper production, in plastics as an acid scavenger or neutralizer, in personal care and pharmaceutical industry and as a component in some type of defoamers.
Chemical Name: Calcium Stearate
CAS No.: 1592-23-0
|Appearance||A fine, white or almost white, crystalline powder|
|Solubility||Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol|
|Acidity or alkalinity||Passes test|
|Nickel||Not more than 5ppm|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 6%|
|Fatty acid composition||Passes test|
|Assay||The sum of stearic acid and palmitic acid is not less than 90%|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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