Zinc Stearate

Zinc stearate is a micronized and hydrophobic white powder that is in the family of zinc soaps.

This widely used industrial substance is obtained from the reaction of fatty acids with a combination of zinc metal.

The lipophilic nature of this compound makes it act as a phase transfer catalyst for the saponification of fats.

Molecular mass632 g/mol
Melting Point120-130 °C
Appearancewhite soft powder


  • External lubricating agent in plastic and polymer industries
  • Dispersing agent
  • Sanding agent in sealer
  • Paper industry
  • Heat stabilizer
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Paint and coating industries
  • Cosmetics and hygiene industries
  • Wood and construction products


This chemical is available in 20 kg bags.

Chemical Formula

  • C36H70O4Zn

Other names

  • zinc octadecanoate
  • zinc distearate

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