PMC Biogenix offers a wide range of metallic stearates derived from a variety of natural, renewable feedstocks which result in a broad array of end performance characteristics. Discrete control of chemical characteristics such as metal content, carbon chain distribution and free fatty acid, combined with precise control of particle size allow for designed solutions for many applications.

Aluminum Stearate is available as the precipitated, di- and tri-soap. These products are added to coating formulations for pigment wetting and suspension, modification of the viscosity and rheology of non-aqueous systems, sag prevention, flatting, control of film penetration and improvement of brushing characteristics. Due to Aluminum Stearate’s ability to thicken or gel organic liquids, inherent lubrication characteristics, good thermal stability and water-repellant properties, Aluminum Stearate finds application in a variety of additional applications such as high temperature plastics processing, ink manufacture, metal processing and grease manufacture.

Calcium Stearate is available in both precipitated and fused forms. The degree of overbasing, particle size and shape and apparent density are all considerations when choosing the appropriate grade for a specific application. PMC Biogenix offers a broad range of specification parameters within each of these categories to suit many end uses.

Fused Calcium Stearate is used as a lubricant and acid scavenger in polyvinyl chloride and other polymers. PMC Biogenix routinely assists its customers in choosing the appropriate grade for their application based upon particle size characteristics, amount of pigment present, residual catalyst and specific handling requirements.

Precipitated Calcium Stearate is used in applications in which fine particle size and low residual inorganic impurities are desirable. These applications could include tight tolerance polymeric fibers and films in which optical clarity is of importance.

PMC Biogenix’ Lithium Stearate products are designed for use in hydrocarbon and synthetic lubricant-based greases, polishing wheels, lubricants, and powdered metal applications.

Magnesium Stearate is available in both precipitated and fused grades. Precipitated Magnesium Stearate is used in applications in which fine particle size and low residual inorganic impurities are desirable They may provide slip properties to cosmetic powder and pearlescence to cream shampoos. Fused Magnesium Stearate grades are used as a lubricant in selected plastics applications including molding of ABS and SAN polymers.

PMC Biogenix offers three grades of Sodium Stearate. Sodium Stearate C-1 and C-7 are cosmetic grade sodium stearates. These products can provide wetting, thickening, emulsification and opacification to creams, lotions and shampoos. These grades are used a gelling agent in gel stick formulations. The loading levels and carbon chain distribution may be controlled to impart the desired hardness and viscosity to the final formulation.

Sodium Stearate T-1 is used in high impact polystyrene and in polypropylene as a lubricant. It exhibits a high softening point and excellent resistance to discoloration when used with polyamides and polycarbonate as a lubricant. This grade is also used as an emulsifier and dispersant in latex paints, as a vulcanization promoter in certain rubber formulations and for general use as a soap in polymers for neutralization and surfactant effects.

Zinc Stearate is available in both precipitated and fused forms in a wide variety of end use applications. Precipitated grades are used when a fine particle size and low residual mineral impurities are required. Paints, lacquers and industrial coatings are just a few of the uses in which precipitated Zinc Stearate may find application.

Fused grades of Zinc Stearate are widely used as a processing lubricant and acid scavenger in polyethylene, polyurethanes and polystyrene when heat stability is critical. Both pastille and powder forms are available to balance the needs for low dust handling capability and dispersion in the polymer matrix.

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Aluminum Stearates
Manufacturing
Process
Moisture % (Max)
Free Fatty
Acid % (Max)
Water Soluble
Salts % (Max)
*Food grade
132 Powder
Precipitation
1
3.5
1
22 Powder
Precipitation
1
5.5
1
22 Veg Powder
Precipitation
1
7
1
EA FG Powder*
Precipitation
1
7
1

Calcium Stearates*
Manufacturing
Process
Moisture % (Max)
Free Fatty
Acid % (Max)
Water Soluble
Salts % (Max)
* Calcium salt of distilled, hydrogenated fatty acids
FG Powder
Fusion
3.5
1
N/A
FN Powder
Fusion
3.5
1
N/A
FN VEG Powder
Fusion
4
1
N/A
Reg Powder
Fusion
3.5
2
N/A
HPLG Powder
Fusion
3
1
N/A
FP FG Powder
Precipitation
4
3
0.3
FP Powder
Precipitation
2.5
1
0.2

Magnesium Stearates
Manufacturing
Process
Moisture % (Max)
Free Fatty
Acid % (Max)
Water Soluble
Salts % (Max)
DM ND Powder
Fusion
5
1
N/A
Bulky Powder
Precipitation
6
2
1

Zinc Stearates
Manufacturing
Process
Moisture % (Max)
Free Fatty
Acid % (Max)
Water Soluble
Salts % (Max)
*Vegetable grade available
Lubrazinc® W Powder
Fusion
1
1
N/A
ED HS Powder* and Pastille
Fusion
1
1
N/A

Lithium Stearates
Manufacturing
Process
Moisture % (Max)
Free Fatty
Acid % (Max)
Lithium Stearate 306
Fusion
2
0.02
Lithium Hydroxy Stearate
Fusion
1
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Sodium Stearates
Manufacturing
Process
Moisture % (Max)
Free Fatty
Acid % (Max)
Sodium Stearate T-1
Fusion
3
1.5
Sodium Stearate C-1
Fusion
3
1.8
Sodium Stearate C-7
Fusion
3
1.6

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