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Lubricants, Grease & Metalworking

Our fatty acids perform exceptionally well in a variety of functions, such as corrosion inhibitors and lubricity additives. Often they represent formulation improvements that offer greater product uniformity and cost savings. Our lineup of fatty acids for industrial lubricant, grease and metalworking applications includes:

12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid (HSA)

12-hydroxy stearic acid is a castor oil derivative prepared via hydrogenation, which is the process of adding hydrogen to produce a chemical reaction. Typically produced in white solid form, 12 HSA is often used in the manufacturing of lithium grease and lubricants. We sell this lubricant additive as flakes packaged in bags and super-sacks. Online, 12 HSA customers can also purchase the product in 50# bags.

AHCOHOL 1698 (Cetyl Alcohol NF)

Cetyl alcohol NF is a long-chain fatty alcohol featuring 16 carbon atoms and a white solid appearance in its natural state. Among the numerous cetyl alcohol applications include it being used as a metalworking lubricant.

Acme-Hardesty offers a vegetable-based cetyl alcohol product in NF and kosher grades and in pastille or liquid form that is GMO-free and contains no residual solvents. Packaging options for this effective lubricant additive include bags and isotanks. Our cetyl alcohol product also offers a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture.

Dioctyl Sebacate (DOS)

DOS is another castor oil derivative that is extremely resistant to cold and heat and offers excellent insulation. These properties make DOS ideal for industrial lubricant applications such as a base for engine lubricating oils. We feature DOS in a clear liquid form packaged in drums. Our DOS products also have a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture when stored in accordance with MSDS regulations.

Rubber Grade Stearic Acid (RGSA)

RGSA features the lowest C18 content of any stearic acid product we sell. This makes it ideally suited for many lubrication and grease manufacturing applications. For instance, RGSA serves as an effective mold release lubricant for sintering as a thickening agent in greases. You’ll find RGSA available from Acme-Hardesty in veg or tallow flakes packaged in bags or super-sacks. RGSA shelf life is one year for our tallow product and two years for veg.

Check out Our Complete Selection of Metalworking, Grease and Lubricity Additives

Learn more about all of our metalworking, grease and lubricant additives by reviewing the individual product descriptions found on this page. You can also contact us directly for additional information.

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12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid  >
2-Ethyl Hexyl Stearate (1545 & 1549)  >
AHCOHOL 0898 (Octyl Alcohol)  >
AHCOHOL 1216 (Lauryl/Myristyl Alcohol)  >
AHCOHOL 1698 (Cetyl Alcohol NF)  >
Azelaic Acid  >
Calcium Stearate  >
Capric Acid  >
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