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12-Hydroxystearic Acid


12-Hydroxystearic Acid

12-Hydroxystearic Acid is a castor oil derivative manufactured from Hydrogenated castor oil.  It is high melting, brittle, waxy solid at ambient temperatures. It is off-white in colour and basically used in manufacture of calcium and lithium based lubricating greases. When reacted with esters, it is used in automotive and small appliance industries to offer a hard finish.

Applications :

  • Major component in Lithium and Calcium based multipurpose heavy duty greases.
  • Cosmetics, wax blends, Polishes, Inks and hot melt adhesives.
  • Coatings in both solvent and water based system and Plasticizer.
  • Activator and internal lubricant for natural and synthetic rubbers
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Specifications

Analytical parameters

 Unit

Characteristics

Appearance 

Visual

Off White Flakes

Colour in Gardener Scale

-

Max 4

Acid value

 mg KOH / g

Min 175

Iodine value                     

 g/100g

Max 4

Sap value       

mg KOH / g

180 -190

Hydroxyl Value

-

Min 155

Slip Melting Point

oC

Min 72

M I V

%

Max 0.5


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