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What Is the Average Cost of Stearic Acid per ton? Average Stearic Acid Price

Stearic acid (triple pressed) costs $1200 per ton, while the rubber grade variety is priced a little lower at $,1100 per ton. It is more common in animal fat than vegetable fat. It is useful as an ingredient in making candles, plastics, dietary supplements, oil pastels and cosmetics, and for softening rubber. It is used to harden soaps, particularly those made with vegetable oil. Stearic acid is used in aerosol shaving cream products and also as a parting compound when making plaster castings from a plaster piece mold. Esters of stearic acid with ethylene glycol, glycol stearate, glycol distearate are used to produce a pearly effect in shampoos, soaps and other cosmetic products. It is used along with simple sugar or corn syrup as a hardener in candies. It is one of the most commonly used lubricants during injection molding.

by Susan White on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:57

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