Stearic acid is a saturated, straight chain fatty acid with an 18-carbon chain. It is derived from animal sources--typically tallow, and vegetable sources, such as palm stearin, which is ideal for use in natural formulations. We offer a range of stearic acids, varying by purity, iodine value, and titer options. Our broad portfolio contains EMERSOL® by Emery and Vantage’s VSTEARIN™, as well as a line of private label stearic acids in a variety of forms designed to meet the diverse, evolving needs of the marketplace. All grades are available throughout our wide distribution network, with fast, reliable service, and full documentation to support the precise certifications your business needs.
At room temperature, stearic acid is a waxy sold, mostly commonly sold as flakes, beads, or pastilles packaged in bags or supersacks. Manufacturers rely on stearic acid to enhance a variety of formulations, including lubricants and release agents, soaps, lotions, detergents, tire, rubber, candles, and crayons.