Calcium stearate

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Calcium stearate is a carboxylate of calcium, classified as a calcium soap.wikipedia
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Soap

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Calcium stearate is a carboxylate of calcium, classified as a calcium soap.
Greases are usually emulsions of calcium soap or lithium soap and mineral oil.

Soap scum

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It is also the main component of soap scum, a white solid that forms when soap is mixed with hard water.
Soap scum or lime soap is the white solid composed of calcium stearate, magnesium stearate, and similar alkali metal derivatives of fatty acids.

Stearic acid

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Calcium stearate is produced by heating stearic acid and calcium oxide:
This reacts with the calcium in the plaster to form a thin layer of calcium stearate, which functions as a release agent.

Hard water

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It is also the main component of soap scum, a white solid that forms when soap is mixed with hard water.
A major component of such scum is calcium stearate, which arises from sodium stearate, the main component of soap:

E number

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As a food additive it is known by the generic E number E470.

Smarties (tablet candy)

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The ingredients in Smarties candies are dextrose, citric acid, calcium stearate, natural and artificial flavors, and colors.

Efflorescence

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For controlling secondary efflorescence, admixtures containing aqueous-based calcium stearate dispersion (CSD) are often added at a later stage of the batching process with the mix water.

Carboxylate

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Calcium stearate is a carboxylate of calcium, classified as a calcium soap.

Calcium

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Calcium stearate is a carboxylate of calcium, classified as a calcium soap.

Lubricant

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It is a component of some lubricants, surfactants, as well as many foodstuffs.

Surfactant

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It is a component of some lubricants, surfactants, as well as many foodstuffs.

Calcium oxide

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Calcium stearate is produced by heating stearic acid and calcium oxide:

Food additive

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As a food additive it is known by the generic E number E470.

Pharmaceutical industry

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Defoamer

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RDX

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Grease (lubricant)

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Soaps include calcium stearate, sodium stearate, lithium stearate, as well as mixtures of these components.

Polyvinyl chloride

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Metallic soaps (metal "salts" of fatty acids) are common in flexible PVC applications, species such as calcium stearate.

Zerovalent iron

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The treatment system can contain a thickener, such as calcium stearate or starch.