Lithium stearates

Hydrophilic lithium stearates distinguish themselves by their excellent swelling properties. Different compositions of fatty acids are available in our product range. Depending on the product type properties like dropping point temperatures of greases containing lithium stearates are much higher than those of aluminium stearates. Lithium stearates are widely used to thicken natural as well as synthetic oils and help to increase the melting point and flexibility of micro-crystalline waxes and paraffins. They are also used during the production of light weight metal mouldings. The advantage of lithium stearates with long fatty acid chain lengths is the minimal residue after thermal treatment.