What is metallic stearates

Metallic stearates are an active ingredient in an impressive variety of personal care products, polymers, paints, and other products used every day in homes and businesses. Metallic stearates are often cleared for food contact in several food industry applications. Metallic stearates are versatile products derived from a wide range of compositions. Formulators must choose the optimum stearate for their formulating needs. If you are looking for a metallic stearates distributor, look no further than Brenntag North America. We proudly partner with world-class suppliers to meet the metallic stearate needs of markets worldwide.

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Chemical Properties of Metallic Stearates

Metallic stearates are esters of stearic acid. These compounds consist of both long-chain fatty acids and a metal ion. The most commonly used metallic stearates are stearates of aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or zinc. Metallic stearates are produced from commercial renewable fatty acids (naturally sourced). Their various characteristics, such as metal content and particle size, can be manipulated for different markets and applications. They all have a high melting point as compared to other lubricants and can effectively repel water. Some metallic stearates are highly refined for safe use in food products. The FDA has approved food-grade zinc stearate, calcium stearate, magnesium stearate, and specific other metallic stearates as ingredients food manufacturers can use at levels not exceeding current good manufacturing practices.

Industries Using Metallic Stearates

Because metallic stearates encompass numerous metal compositions, the number of industries and applications that use them is extensive. The plastics industry often chooses metallic stearates as lubricants, release agents, and acid scavengers. Recently, plastics manufacturers have also employed them for more streamlined melt processing. When used in melt processing, metallic stearates create finished products with less friction and smoother surfaces. The pharmaceutical and personal care industries also extensively use metallic stearates. Due to their gelling capabilities, metallic stearates are often found in creams, ointments, and topical gels, as well as stick deodorants. Low doses of metallic stearates are also favored in many cosmetics products like eyeliners, shampoos, lipsticks, sunscreens, and body powders.

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If you need a specific metallic stearate for a single application or multiple types for a vast product line, Brenntag North America will help you find metallic stearates to meet your needs. You probably require additives for your products. You will likely find them at Brenntag North America. We offer more than 10,000 products that we deliver from more than 190 distribution centers. We are confident we will find the metallic stearates and other ingredients you need quickly and easily. Contact us today to learn more about our additive solutions or to choose Brenntag as your metallic stearates distributor.

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