Zinc Stearate Fusion: Apple
Zinc stearate is a “zinc soap” that is widely used industrially. In this context, soap is used in its formal sense, a metal “salt” of a fatty acid. It is a white solid that repels water. It is insoluble in polar solvents such as alcohol and ether but soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons when heated. It is the most powerful mold release agent among all metal soaps. It contains no electrolyte and has a hydrophobic effect. Its main application areas are the plastics and rubber industry where it is used as a releasing agent and lubricant which can be easily incorporated.
|Appearance||White Fine Powder|
|Melting Point||118-122 C|
|Bulk Density (Gm/Ltr)||150 (+/- 20)|
|Zinc Content (as ZnO )||13.0 to 15.0 %|
|Free Fatty Acid content||1.0 %|
|Applications||Rubber & Plastic Industry Cosmetics & pharmaceuticals Paints Masterbatches|