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Zinc Stearate

Zinc Stearate in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

Zinc Octadecanoate

Cas Number

557-05-1

HS Code

29157090

Formula

Zn(C18H35O2)2

Industry

Rubber

Basic Info

Appearance

Fine White Powder

Common Names

Zinc Octadecanoate; Zinc Distearate; Dermarone

Packaging

25 Kg Jerrycan

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

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