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 Potassium Stearate
FOODCHEM is the Potassium Stearate supplier and manufacturer, engaged in the export and wholesale of Potassium Stearate for more than 10 years. The MOQ of Potassium Stearate is 500 kgs, if you need only a small amount, please contact the local distributor of Potassium Stearate. Any suggestions and questions about the Potassium Stearate, please send Email to, we will reply within 24 hours.

Potassium Stearate

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Potassium Stearate, CAS# 593-29-3, is a potassium salt of stearic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis from Potassium hydroxide and Stearic Acid, available as White fine powder. Potassium Stearate is widely used as emulsifier. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E470a. As a professional supplier and manufacturer of food additives, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying quality Potassium Stearate to customers all over the world for over 10 years. If you have any questions or wish to receive a quote, please feel free to reach us by email: or by phone: +86 21 2206 3075. Our sales person will get back to you in 1 working day.

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Appearance White fine powder, greasy to touch
Assay (dry basis, %) ≥ 98
Loss on drying (%) ≤ 5.0
Acid value of fatty acids 196~ 211
Acidity (%) 0.28~ 1.2
Acid stearic of fatty acids (%) ≥ 40
Total stearic acid and palmitic acid of fatty acids (%) ≥ 90
Iodine number ≤ 3.0
Free potassium hydroxide (%) ≤ 0.2
Lead (Pb) ≤ 2 mg/kg
Arsenic (As) ≤ 3 mg/kg
Heavy metal (as Pb) ≤ 10 mg/kg

Available Grade of Potassium Stearate

  • Food Grade: Potassium Stearate is widely used as emulsifying agent in food industry. Foodchem's food grade Potassium Stearate is available as fine powder (>98% purity).
  • Quality Control

    At Foodchem International Corporation, we apply strict quality control process to all our products. All Potassium Stearate we provide has been strictly tested under HACCP and ISO standards and proved to be safe for using as food additive.

    Storage&Handling Precaution

    Storage: Potassium Stearate should be Stored in a cool and dry place and Keep away from strong light and heat
    Handling Precaution: Handling of Potassium Stearate should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling of organic chemicals. Avoid skin and eye contact and breathing in dust. Avoid handling which leads to dust formation.

    Application and Uses of Potassium Stearate

    Potassium Stearate is a potassium salt of stearic acid widely used as emulsifier in food production. As a emulsifying agent, Potassium Stearate can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, cosmetics, and various other industries.
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