Godrej continues its century old tradition of innovation with the manufacture of oleochemicals for the first time in India (Since 1963). Godrej Industries (Chemicals Division) is the market leader in a range of Oleochemicals in India. It is also the market leader in the product category of Alpha olefin Sulphonate.
Stearic acid is a saturated acid with an 18-carbon chain. Stearic acid is one of the most common saturated fatty acids found in nature following palmitic acid.
In view of the soft texture of the sodium salt, which is the main component of soap, other salts are also useful for their lubricating properties. Lithium stearate is an important component of grease. The stearate salts of zinc, calcium, cadmium, and lead are used to soften PVC. Stearic acid is used along with castor oil for preparing softeners in textile sizing. They are heated and mixed with caustic potash or caustic soda. Related salts are also commonly used as release agents, e.g. in the production of automobile tires.
|Appearance||:||Light cream to brown coloured, free flowing flakes|
|Colour max||:||1″ 20R + 100Y|
|Titre degrees C max||:||50.0 – 64.0|
|Acid value||:||195.00 – 205.00|
|Iodine value max||:||20|
|Sap value||:||196.00 – 210.00|
|Ester value (SV – AV) max||:||15.00|
|% U M by mass max||:||Not applicable|
|% ash by mass max||:||0.10|
|% M/V by mass max||:||0.50|
|Copper (as Cu) PPM max||10.00|
|Mineral acidity||:||To pass the test|
|Packaging: * 50 kg HDPE bags|