Stearic Acid

Typical Product Characteristics

    Animal-based raw materials:

  • C-16 ratio: 25 – 35 %
  • C-18 ratio: 60 – 71 % 


    Vegetable-based raw materials

  • C-16 ratio: 45 – 65 %
  • C-18 ratio: 35 – 45 %

Commercial stearic acid  is made by separation and hydrogenation of fats and is usually a mixture of stearic acid (C-18) and palmitic acid (C-16). It is solid at room temperature, has a fatty character and is one of the most common saturated fatty acids found in nature.

Stearic acid is used in the manufacturing of candles, surfactants and fatty alcohols. Furthermore, it finds various applications in the rubber, lubricant and textile industry as well as in the production of EBS waxes, fatty amines and paper chemicals. For a long time already, Baerlocher is using stearic acid to produce metal soaps and additives for the plastics industry. We can also offer RAL conform and RSPO products on demand.

Stearic acid products

Trade Name

Description

Product Form

BAEROCID L-1 A

Animal based

Liquid

BAEROCID L-1 V

Vegetable based

Liquid

BAEROCID L-1 A/V A

Mixed based

Liquid

BAEROCID SMS-1 A

Animal based

Flakes

BAEROCID SMS-1 V

Vegetable based

Flakes

BAEROCID SP-1 A

Animal based

Sprayed Prills

BAEROCID SP-1 V

Vegetable based

Sprayed Prills

Contact your specific request

Product forms

The different stearic acid grades are available in liquid product form as well as flakes and sprayed prills that are easy to disperse and free-flowing.

  • Liquids

    • dosage accuracy
    • easy storage in tanks
    • easy homogenisation in polymers and with other ingredients
    • quick and safe flow through pumps
  • SP Sprayed Prills

    • very low dusting
    • absolutely free flowing granules, compatible with powder blends
    • very high bulk density
    • high feeding accuracy
  • SMS Flakes

    • absolute dust-free
    • suitable to be stored in silo
    • free flowing
    • durable, high abrasion resistance
    • improved industrial hygiene