- Ground Calcium Carbonate
- Precipitated Calcium Carbonates (PCC)
- Talc Powder
- Micro Talc
- Hydrated Lime
- Calcium Stearate
- Magnesium Stearate
- Zinc Stearate
- Magnesium Aluminum Silicates
Zinc Stearate is a zinc carboxylate compound, categorized as Zinc soap, because of its slippery properties and physical properties like soap. Zinc Stearate is a type of metallic stearate, or a type of metal compound that binds to stearic acid, forming a long carbon chain of Zinc Distearate with the chemical formula Zn(C18H35O2)2,
Zinc stearate has the physical properties of fine white powder and is slippery to the touch, which has free flowing properties, does not dissolve in water and even has water repellent properties, is very stable at high temperature conditions, functions as a lubricant, stabilizer. and release agents in various manufacturing processes.
Following are some of the functions and uses of Zinc Stearate in several industries;
Cosmetic Industries: Zinc stearate, is a zinc salt of stearic acid derived from vegetable fats and oils, with the chemical formula Zn(C18H35O2)2. It is a synthetic material that can be used as a surface conditioner, anti-caking agent, release agent and lubricant and functions as a thickener to improve product texture.
Rubber Industries: in the Rubber Industry, Zinc Stearate is also used as a filler and as an anti-caking agent to prevent coagulation/clumping of rubber and as a releasing agent to release products from moulds.
Plastic Industries: Zinc stearate in the plastic manufacturing industry is widely used as a lubricant and release agent in plastic products such as PP, PE, PVC, PU, PS, polyester, rubber, EVA, HDPE, etc. Like Calcium Stearate, Zinc Stearate is also an excellent solid lubricant for use in the injection and extrusion processes of various types of plastics. Zinc Stearate also functions as a stabilizer and to obtain better transparency properties, good color retention, good long term stability and provides resistance to weather conditions.
Through controlled engineering processes, Zinc Stearate provides excellent mold release properties and optimal rheological properties for Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) and Sheet/Bulk Molding Compounds (SMC/BMC). In addition, this Zinc Stearate provides optimal product surface quality