Calcium stearate is a micronized and hydrophobic white powder that is in the family of calcium soaps. This widely used industrial substance is obtained from the reaction of fatty acids with a combination of calcium metal. It is produced from the thermal reaction between stearic acid and calcium oxide. Also, this chemical is a food additive with the trade name E470. The solubility of this substance in water is very low.
|Other names||calcium dioctadecanoate, E470|
|Molecular mass||607 g/mol|
|Melting point||155 °C|
- Lubricating agent or scavenger acid in plastic and polymer industries
- Dispersing agent
- Waterproof agent
- Pulp and Paper
- Heat stabilizer
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Cosmetic and health industries
- In the production of defoamers
- Melt flow improver in PVC industry
This chemical is available in 20 kg bags.