Stearic Acid – A Hardening Agent For Soaps, Candles, Cosmetics, etc

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Today in this blog let’s discuss some of the properties, structure as well uses of one of the most popular acids which has a wide variety of applications, which is stearic acid. The stearic acid structure can be defined as saturated acid which is of 18-carbon chains of fatty acid. The stearic acid formula can be defined as C36H70MgO4.

It is also known as stearate as it belongs to the class of organic compounds. Stearic acid is usually found in a solid state, and it is insoluble in water. Stearic acid is said to have a long relationship with the human body as it is found in most human tissues, and small amounts in human blood, saliva, and urine. 

In spite of the fact that stearic acid can be found in the human body. It can also be found in many substances outside of the human body. It can be found in food items such as cabbage, tamarind, pili nut, and many more. It is usually found in plants and vegetable fats.

About its physical properties, it is a colorless (whitish) substance, solid as we discussed earlier, sometimes in the form of crystals. It tastes and smells like tallow. It is also found in many plants and animal fats. 

Stearic Acid Uses

include its uses in soaps, phonograph records, candles, food packages, modeling compounds, and in the making of other chemical compounds. Pesticides also contain some amount of stearic acid. 

Application for stearic acid includes that is mainly used in the manufacturing of detergents, cosmetics, soaps, and other products such as shaving cream, shampoos, etc, and so on. 

One of the most important advantages of stearic acid is that the product is that when it is added in its molten form to anything, it crystallizes over time under a controlled environment. This is the reason it has a wide range of applications in the soap, detergents, and cosmetic industries.

Alongside stearic acid, esters of it are also used which are responsible for the pearly effect in shampoos, soaps, and other products. Grease and PVC also have some important stearate salts such as zinc, cadmium, calcium, lithium, and many more that have similar properties. Production of automobile tires also includes some salts of stearic acid

Calcium stearate also acts as a releasing agent in plasters. In its powder form, it is used in many cases as a lubricating agent for playing cards to make sure the smooth motion of cards while fanning. It is also used as a foam release agent when baking foam latex in stone molds. It acts as a lubricant when filling capsules using a dry ingredient. 

The ingredient that holds together tablets and breaks them apart at proper timing is stearic acid. Due to its being inexpensive, nontoxic, and inert, it has many applications in various industries. Let’s dive into some of the exposures to stearic acid in our day-to-day life. Workers working with stearic acid may have direct skin contact with it. As it is non-toxic even if it is released in the environment, it would dissipate in the air causing no harm to the environment. Even if small particles are released into the air, they may fall on the ground not expecting to be broken down by sunlight. 

Tradeasia International Takes the Lead in Indonesia

Now, enter Tradeasia International – the cool cats who’ve mastered the art of supplying stearic acid in Indonesia. Tradeasia International is not just your average supplier; we are “the smooth operators” who know the ins and outs of the chemical game. Whether you’re a local business looking to level up or a global player aiming for excellence, Tradeasia International is the name that rings bells.

What sets Tradeasia apart is their knack for local flavor and global swagger. We are not just about selling stearic acid; we are about creating connections. Whether you’re in Jakarta or jumping time zones, Tradeasia International ensures that the stearic acid game is strong and seamless. Local distribution? Check. Global reach? Double-check.

Why Trust Tradeasia?

Now, you might wonder, “Why should I trust Tradeasia International?” Well, for starters, they’ve got the street cred. With a track record that screams reliability and a team that knows their stearic acid like the back of their hands, Tradeasia is the supplier you can count on.

Tradeasia International knows that one size doesn’t fit all. We are wizards at crafting tailored solutions to meet your specific stearic acid requirements. Whether you need it in bulk for a local production line or packaged for global distribution, we’ve got you covered.

Stearic Acid Quality Assurance

 When it comes to stearic acid, quality is non-negotiable. Tradeasia International takes quality assurance seriously. Their products undergo rigorous checks, ensuring that what you get is not just stearic acid – it’s top-tier, grade-A stearic acid that meets and exceeds industry standards.

Buckle up as we embark on a meticulous odyssey, ensuring every molecule of stearic acid meets and exceeds your discerning standards.

1. Selective Sourcing Savvy

At the genesis of quality assurance lies the art of selective sourcing. Tradeasia International, as your trusted partner, meticulously chooses only the crème de la crème of raw materials. From palm oil to animal fats, each ingredient undergoes rigorous scrutiny, setting the stage for stearic acid of unparalleled quality.

2. Cutting-Edge Alchemy

The manufacturing process, akin to alchemy, unfolds in state-of-the-art facilities. Temperature control, real-time reaction monitoring, and purification steps are not mere procedures; they’re the ingredients of a formula that ensures the stearic acid you receive is not just good but exceptional.

3. Laboratory Prowess

In the laboratory realm, stearic acid undergoes a symphony of tests: purity, acid value, iodine value, and moisture content. Each batch is like a scientific masterpiece, ensuring that the stearic acid hitting your shelves is consistently outstanding.

4. Packaging Precision

The journey doesn’t conclude with production; it extends to packaging. Quality assurance extends to robust packaging procedures, protecting the integrity of the stearic acid. Whether it’s bulk packaging for industrial giants or tailored units for your specific needs, the packaging is a critical aspect of ensuring the end product is as immaculate as possible.

5. Compliance Commitment

For the meticulous purchasing manager, peace of mind lies in compliance. Tradeasia International is unwavering in its commitment to meeting international regulations and certifications. This dedication not only exemplifies adherence to standards but also provides assurance that your sourcing choices align with the highest benchmarks.


In the world of stearic acid in Indonesia, Tradeasia International is the secret sauce that makes everything glide seamlessly. With a combo of local vibes, global reach, and a commitment to doing it right, they’re not just suppliers – they’re partners in the smooth chemical dance. So, if you’re in the game, remember the name – Tradeasia International, where smooth moves meet sustainable grooves. Feel free to contact us!