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Stearic Acids

Stearic Acids Product Applications

stearicStearic Acid also called octadecanoic acid, is one of nature’s most common long chain of fatty acids and can be derived from many animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is a waxy solid product, whose name comes from the Greek word stear, which means tallow. The term stearate is applied to the salts and esters of stearic acid.

Commercially “Stearic Acid” is offered in various grades, with varying amounts of Palmitic and other Fatty Acids included. Stearic acid is widely used as a lubricant and as an additive in industrial preparations. It is used in the manufacture of metallic stearates, pharmaceuticals, soaps, cosmetics, oil pastels, plastics and food packaging. It is also used as a softener, accelerator activator and dispersing agent in rubbers.

Some Stearic Acid available from H Foster are “Triple Pressed” grades.

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Lanolin: A Key Ingredient Conform To PH Eur

Lanolin! One of the best emollients and moisturising ingredient nature has to offer. Sustainably sourced, highly purified and safe Lanis EP is this month our star product.

Lanolin-EP

LANIS EP is ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade anhydrous lanolin that conforms to the most recent edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph Eur). It is an essentially water-free wool wax that contains less than 0.25% by weight of water (w/w). It is produced by refining and bleaching lanolin obtained in the wool-washing process.

LANIS EP is a yellow unctuous substance with a slight, pleasant odour. Presentation: 45kg drums.

LANIS EP gives creams an ointment-like, rich texture. It is an emollient, skin softening, moisturising and conditioning agent and is an effective vehicle for active substances. It can be used in skin care preparations for adults and babies as well as sunscreen, colour cosmetics, hair care, shaving and soap products.

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