Aluminium Stearate

Aluminium Stearate is a white coloured powder. It is the aluminium salt of stearic acid. It is insoluble in water, alcohol and ether. However, it is soluble in glycol, alkali, BTX, chlorinated hyrdocarbons. It dissolves well in vegetable oils on heating and if high concentration is used, on cooling gelling is seen.

Aluminium Stearate is used as an emulsifier in cosmetics. It is also used as lubricant in polyamides and in thermosetting of plastics. Its use as a water repellent agent and hydrophobic agent makes it useful to be used as a waterproofing agent in paint industry. Aluminium stearate is used as thickening agent in production of varnishes and lacquers. It also finds use as an anticaking agent in petroleum products.

Due to high reactivity, calcium oxide is handled, stored and packaged ensuring minimal atmospheric contact at our premises.

Aluminium Stearate - Product Data Sheet :

Molecular Formula Al (C17H35COO)3
Appearance White Powder
Molecular Weight 876.0
Specific Gravity 1.070
Moisture, % 1.0 Max.
Melting Point --
Particle Size -200 Mesh
Purity (as Al2O3, %) 10 - 12
Free Fatty Acid, % 2.0 Max.
Packing 25 Kg. HDPE bags with LDPE liners
Suggested Application
  • As an emulsifier in cosmetics.  As a waterproofing agent in paint industry.
  • As an anticaking agent in petroleum products.

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