Asia-Pacific is expected to become the largest consumer of zinc stearate

Date: 2016-09-12

Zinc stearate is a chemical substance that has a white, fluffy, powdered appearance and is usually formed from a combination of stearic acid and zinc oxide. It does not have a strong odor, although traces of a slight fatty acid scent are not uncommon. It is sometimes referred to as octadecanoic acid or zinc salt.
Since zinc stearate will dissolve in alcohol and not in water-based liquids, it is used in many different kinds of commercial products. Its ability to repel water also makes it suitable for many different kinds of applications. Because of this versatility, this substance is used by many different types of companies, from plastic industries to concrete manufacturers.

When used to make plastics, zinc stearate is combined with a co-stabilizing soap called Ba-Cd to help stabilize the plastic. It does this by mixing with the liquid, which helps make the material more fluid — called a plasticizer. This same process is also used in the cosmetic industry to make different kinds of makeup.

It also has a use in the paint industry where zinc stearate is added to lacquers and paint coatings for use as a flatting and sanding agent. For concrete manufacturing, it is mixed as an additive for waterproofing concrete; this same process is also used to waterproof other products, such as, rockwools, textiles, and paper products. Even when left in powdered form, it can be used as a drying lubricant or dusting agent for rubber products.

Since zinc stearate is a chemical and used in so many different types of products, there may be some concern as to its safety when used for cosmetics. Generally, only smaller amounts are considered to be safe for humans. When chronic exposure to larger amounts occurs, it can cause breathing issues, including respiratory distress or acute pneumonitis.

The growth in end-user industries is expected to increase the consumption of zinc stearate. The growth in PVC and rubber industry is expected to boost consumption of zinc stearate. In addition, rising demand for cosmetics from emerging economies of Asia Pacific is expected to further increase consumption of zinc stearate. However, health regulations and availability of substitutes could hamper the growth of this market. Zinc stearate is a chemical and used in many different types of products including cosmetics. Only smaller amounts are considered to be safe for humans. Chronic exposure to larger amount of zinc stearate can cause breathing issues, including acute pneumonitis.

In terms of region, Asia-Pacific is expected to become the largest consumer of zinc stearate followed by North America and Europe. China and India are the major consumers of zinc stearate in Asia-Pacific due to presence of established end-user industries such as rubber and paints & coatings. Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand are other major consumers of zinc stearate in Asia-Pacific. North America and Europe are mature markets and expected to grow at a moderate rate.

The key players in the zinc stearate include Shaoyang Tiantang Additives Chemical Co., Ltd. (China),  Jingjiang Concord Plastics Technology Co., Ltd.(China), Zhejiang Shengzhou Wanshida Chemical Co., Ltd.(China),Jingjiang Victory Plastics Material Factory (China), Jiangxi Hongyuan Chemical & Industrial Co., Ltd.(China), Shaoyang Tiantang Additives Chemical Co., Ltd. (China),  Huzhou City Linghu Xinwang Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Qingdao Wanlisheng Rubber Co., Ltd. (China), Nikunj Chemicals (India), Prakash Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (India), Twib Chem Industries (India), Triveni Aromatics And Perfumery Private Limited (India), Pratham Stearchem Pvt. Ltd. (India), IRRH Specialty Chemicals India Limited (India), Vinzai Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd (India) and Krish Chemicals Private Limited (India) among others. These companies are taking advantage of the integration and restructuring of the form to expand its market size.

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Joanna | Executive – International Business and partner Relations
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