Zinc Stearate Uses

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Zinc stearate is a white powdered substance that is a hydrophobic organometallic zinc compound. It is used as a lubricant in rubber. Typically, the substance is composed of zinc salts of stearic and palmitic acids.

The compound is commonly used as a lubricant and release agent in the plastic and rubber industry. It is also used as a sealant, sanding agent and waterproofing agent. In the rubber industry, it is used as an anti-tacking agent, a vulcanization activator and an internal lubricant.

During the vulcanization process, Zinc Stearate acts as a lubricant and helps reduce the adhesion between rubber surfaces. Furthermore, it acts as a stabilizing element in PVC compounds. By controlling the thermal degradation of these compounds, it can be utilized in a wide range of applications.

Another major use of zinc stearate is in the paper industry. It is used as an auxiliary component in the production of thermal sensitive papers. These papers are used in point of sale receipts, fax machines and labels.

Various end-use industries are expected to boost the demand for zinc stearate. Increasing demand from the polymer, electrical battery, and pharmaceutical industries is one of the factors that will boost the growth of the global zinc stearate market.

When buying a zinc stearate, it is essential to consider the pharma grade. You must ensure that it is USP certified. Other important specifications include the size and color. A supplier can help you determine the best dosage.

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