Stearic Acid in Everyday Life

Stearic acid triple pressed salts such as sodium stearate, magnesium stearate, calcium stearate, lead stearate, aluminium stearate, cadmium stearate, iron stearate, and potassium stearate are made primarily from stearic acid.

Cosmetics, polymer plastic agents, release agents, surfactants, rubber vulcanization accelerators, polishers, metal soaps, mineral flotation agents, medications, and other organic chemicals are all used often. It is often used in the cosmetics industry.

Coatings and Paints

In the paint business, stearic acid Malaysia is used directly in certain paints, such as cement paints, and indirectly in other coating formulations, such as zinc stearates, additives, and so on.

Personal care items 

Stearic acid is used to thicken and harden products such as soap bars and candles. When mixed with water, stearic acid in soap produces a velvety lather, giving it a luxurious feel; this property also makes it a must-have ingredient in most shaving foams and creams.

Facial lotions, moisturisers, and creams

Stearic acid is essential in lotions and creams because it gives thickness and a rich, glossy finish to the product. The lotion also provides a smooth, velvety feeling on the skin after use. If you look at the labels of face creams and moisturisers closely, you’ll see that stearic acid is there.

Candles

We’ve already established that stearic acid is comparable to wax and that adding it to products helps them harden and solidify. As a consequence, they’re a great complement to paraffin candles. Because fire takes far longer to melt a hard candle than a soft candle, a hard candle lasts longer than a soft candle. Stearic acid causes the wax to shrink as it cools, making it easier to extract from the mould.

Rubber

The rubber grade stearic acid we offer comes from well-known manufacturers. In the rubber compounding process, this rubber grade stearic acid is used as a dispersion agent, plasticizer, and lubricant.

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