Zinc Stearate

CAS #0557-05-01


The industrial applications of Zinc Stearate is a long list. And it shows hwy Elchemy is aiming to maintain its top position in the manufacturing of Zinc Stearate.


Zinc DiStearate; Zinc Octadecanoate





zinc octadecanoate


Soft white powder

Molar Mass

632.33 gm/mol


1.095 g/cm3

Melting Point

120 to 130 °C

Boiling Point


Solubility in Water


Vapour Pressure

Not Applicable

Flash Point

277 °C




Slight fatty acid smell

APHA Value

Not Applicable

Hazard Identification

Not Applicable

Uses & Applications

Zinc stearate used as an activator in rubber vulcanisation process because zinc has a beneficial effect on reaction of sulphur with polyolefin.

Zinc stearate acts as a lubricant and thickener in cosmetics. Also improve the final appearance of the products.

Due to its great transparent and dispersal and water repellent properties it is used to paint and varnish and plastic industry.

Market Driving Factors

Rising demand of material in plastic industries and cosmetics industries will make the Zinc stearate market reach at $1.2 billion by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 3.6% during 2022-2026.

Grades Available

Zinc stearate powder grade Zinc stearate granule grade


Elchemy deals in the Indian origin of Zinc stearates.


Elchemy International offers the below range of packaging for Zinc Chloride. 25 kg small bags, 500 Kg & 1000 Kg Super sacks

Stability/Shelf Life

Zinc stearate can be stored in tightly closed containers and should be placed at dry and well ventilated place.It can be stable at Dry and cool places.

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What is the difference between calcium stearate and Zinc Stearate?


P-4000 Calcium Stearate is used as a lubricant in the shell molding process to make resin-coated sand for metal casting. In the rubber industry, zinc stearate prevents sticking between raw rubber sheets and is a mold release.

How do you dissolve zinc stearate?


A white amorphous powder, zinc stearate, with a minimum melting point of 110 °C. It dissolves in ethanol, benzene, and toluene; It is insoluble in ketones, water, and esters; Mineral acids that are diluted can partially dissolve it.How do you dissolve zinc stearate?

Is zinc stearate water soluble?


Zinc stearate is a powder that is white and hydrophobic. It has a slight, distinctive odor. Mp: 130 °C. Density: 1.1 g cm-3. Diethyl ether, water, and ethyl alcohol do not dissolve it.

Is zinc stearate hazardous?


Zinc stearate is a Non-toxic substance.

What can zinc stearate be used for?


In the plastics, polyolefin, polystyrene, and rubber industries, zinc stearate is frequently utilized as a lubricant, heat stabilizer, and release agent. Zinc Stearate is likewise used as a sanding added substance in wood coatings (enamels). Zinc stearate is used as a thickener and lubricant to improve texture in cosmetics.

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