- Chemical Name:
- Octadecanoic Acid Calcium Salt
- Product Details & Information
Calcium stearate is an odorless, white powder used in many manufacturing processes and preparations. Also known as calcium salt and octadecanoic acid, it is a carboxylate created by heating stearic acid and calcium oxide.
Acme-Hardesty manufactures both vegetable- and tallow-based calcium stearate for a wide range of industrial processes. Our products are NF-graded for food and pharmaceutical applications, and they are available in a certified-kosher formulation.
- Uses & Applications
Food, Pharma and Nutraceuticals: Mold Release for Tableting, Stabilizer, Emulsifier, Source of Calcium, Excipient, Anti-Tack Agent
Cosmetics: Anti-Caking Agent in Powdered Cosmetics
Lubricants and Greases: Thickening Agent
Personal Care: Anti-Tack and Gelling Agent
Plastics: Internal and External Lubricant in PVC Rigid Extrusion, Polyethylene Chain Length Modifier and a De-Dusting Agent
Rubber: Release Aid, Adhesion Prevention
Calcium stearate has many potential uses, including as a flow agent, stabilizing agent and surface conditioner in the production of certain foods — notably, many candies. It is used as a mold-release agent for pharmaceutical tablets and capsules, as an anti-caking agent in cosmetics and as a thickener in lubricants and greases. It is also a stabilizer found in many plastics and is used to process concrete and paper.
- Grades and Forms Available
Veg Based NF Kosher or Tallow Based, in Powder Form
Calcium Stearate From Acme-Hardesty
Acme-Hardesty has been manufacturing high-quality industrial chemicals for more than 70 years. Our calcium stearate powder is GMO-, peanut-, tree nut-, egg-, soy- and dairy-free, and it has a shelf life of up to two years if stored properly.
To meet the needs of a diverse group of customers, we offer both a 100-percent vegetable-based product and a tallow product, which is derived from a combination of animal fats and vegetable oil. Both are REACH-registered and contain no Class I, II or III residual solvents. Use Acme-Hardesty calcium stearate in food, pharma and a wide range of other industry applications.
Bags, Supersacks. Our NF Kosher Powder is also available in 50# Bags in our Online Store.
Download the calcium stearate MSDS on this page for a detailed list of handling and storage precautions. Calcium stearate poses a risk of creating combustible dust formations in the air, and you should only use it in a properly ventilated environment. Store the product in a dry place and cover it when not in use. Wear safety glasses, protective gloves and respiratory protection at all times.
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- Shelf Life
Two Years from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations
- INCI Name
|Calcium Content, %||6.8 – 7.4||—|
|Calcium Oxide (CaO), %||9.0 – 10.5||—|
|Moisture Content, %||3.0 maximum||—|
|Heavy Metals, ppm||10 maximum||—|
|Ash Content, %||9.5 – 10.5||—|
|Free Fatty Acids %||1 maximum||—|
|Identification A||Passes Test||—|
|Identification B (Titer °C)||54 minimum||—|
|Mean Particle Size Micron||11 Typical||—|
|Bulk Density (G/Cc)||0.18 Typical||—|
|Melting Point, °C||148 – 160||—|
|Fineness Thru 325 Mesh, %||99 – 100||—|
|Residual Solvents||Passes Test||—|
|Typical Composition, %||—||—|
|C16||0 – 56||—|
|C18||40 – 100||—|