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Stearic acid

Octadecanoic acid

Stearic acid
Stearic acid is widely used as lubricant in oral tablets and capsules.
Stearic acid is a hard, white or faintly yellow-coloured, somewhat glossy, crystalline solid.
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Stearic acid
Stearic acid
Primary function
Lubricant
Typical use level
1 - 3%
Physical data

  • Appearance: white or almost colourless crystalline, odourless and, hygroscopic powder.
  • Density 0.847 g/cm³ at 70°C
  • Melting point 66 - 69 °C

Benefits / Claims
Produced from vegetable-based renewable sources.
Stearic acid offers very good lubrication effect.
Improved efficiency of your production by lowering ejection force and protection of punch & dies.
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable
Lotion

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