Metallic Stearate Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Metallic Stearate Market is segmented by Product (Aluminum Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, and Others), Application (Plastic, Rubber, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Construction Material, Paints and Coatings, and Others) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Metallic Stearate Market Snapshot

Metallic Stearate Market
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


>5 %

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Market Overview

The market for metallic stearate is expected to grow at a CAGR more than 5% globally during the forecast period. Metallic stearate are amalgams of long-chain fatty acids with metals of different valencies. It is made through metal soaps mixed with stearic acid. The make-up is typically of a hydrogen chain and a carboxylic group. They are formed by substituting the carboxylic hydrogen by metal to get the salt. Stearic acids are straight-chained saturated, monobasic acids found in vegetable or animal fats. Owing to the versatile and favorable chemical properties of metallic stearate, its application in rubber and plastic is growing exponentially, consequently propelling the market growth.

  • However, the health hazard related to metallic stearate may hinder the growth of metallic stearate market in the near future. Moreover, the slowdown in the industrial production due to unfavorable conditions arising from the COVID-19 outbreak is also expected to hamper the market growth.
  • Research on effect of metallic stearate antacid for melt stabilization performance of phenolic or phosphite antioxidants in metallocene is likely to provide opportunities for the metallic stearate market over the next five years.
  • Asia-Pacific region dominates the metallic stearate market, owing to the climbing consumption of metallic stearate in rubber and plastic segment from countries like China, India etc.

Scope of the Report

The metallic stearate market report includes:

Zinc Stearate
Calcium Stearate
Magnesium Stearate
Aluminium Stearate
Personal Care
Construction Materials
Paints and Coatings
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Plastic Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Plastic sector stands to be the dominating segment, where its requirement is widely driven due to growing consumption in various end-user industries like automotive, aerospace etc.
  • Calcium stearate and zinc stearate are majorly utilized in the plastic industry and mounting plastic applications across the world is expected to boost the market growth for metallic stearate.
  • In plastic industry, metallic stearate is used as an acid scavenger, mold release agents, and lubricants. Metallic Stearate improves the surface texture of plastics articles and reduces the friction and are used in melt processing. Thus, increasing application of plastic in various components manufacturing expected to drive the market growth.
  • Furthermore, metallic stearate are used in plastics such as Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), Polyamide (PA), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). The rising demand polymers in various applications creates novel opportunities for the growth of the metallic stearate market.
  • Among product type, Zinc stearate is one of the key metallic stearates consumed as it is considered most potent mold release agent. Thus, used as release agents and lubricants in rubber and plastic industries.
  • All the aforementioned factors are likely to increase the demand for the market over the forecast period.
Metallic Stearate Market Revenue Share

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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region stands to be the largest market for metallic stearate. Factors, such as producers are expanding their regional presence in Asia-Pacific region to easily source raw material and availability of cheap labor are likely to drive the market growth in the region.
  • Surges in construction activities propel the use of metallic stearate in paints, rubber, and plastic in Asia-Pacific drives the growth of the metallic stearate market in Asia-Pacific.
  • Furthermore, the rising use of metallic stearate as a non-gelling thickener and lubricating agent in the personal care industry. Its application in shampoos, sun-protective lotions, medicated ointments, deodorants, fragrances, and hair and skincare products boosts the growth of the metallic stearate market.
  • Metallic stearates are extensively used in paper, cosmetic & stationery product industry owing to its melting point, hydrogen solubility and water repellence properties.
  • Asian region, being a industrial base, demands metallic stearates from paper and cosmetics industry. China is one of the largest producer and consumer of plastic and rubber across the globe. These established industries are expected to contribute to the demand for metallic stearates during the forecast period.
  • Metallic stearates provide some unique properties such as lubricity, hydrophicity and melt point that make them ideal rubber release agents. As rubber is used in vast applications primarily in tire manufacturing consequently it is extensively used in automotive industry which is expected to drive the market growth.
  • India is still a developing economy; the construction sector is one of the booming industries in the country. The infrastructure sector is an important pillar for the growth of the Indian economy. The government is taking various initiatives to ensure time-bound creation of excellent infrastructure in the country. PLastic and rubber being used in numerous constrction applications, is expected to boost the demand for metaalic stearates from these industries.
  • Hence, all such market trends are expected to drive the demand for metallic stearate market in the region during the forecast period.
Metallic Stearate Market Regional Trends

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Competitive Landscape

The global metallic stearate market is fragmented in nature. Some of the major companies are WSD Chemical limited, PMC Biogenix, Inc., Valtris Specialty Chemicals, Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG and Baerlocher GmbH amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Plastic Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Demand from Rubber Segment

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Health Hazard related to Metallic Stearate

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Product

      1. 5.1.1 Zinc Stearate

      2. 5.1.2 Calcium Stearate

      3. 5.1.3 Magnesium Stearate

      4. 5.1.4 Aluminium Stearate

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Plastic

      2. 5.2.2 Rubber

      3. 5.2.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.2.4 Personal Care

      5. 5.2.5 Construction Materials

      6. 5.2.6 Paints and Coatings

      7. 5.2.7 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Allbright Industries

      2. 6.4.2 AVANSCHEM

      3. 6.4.3 Baerlocher GmbH


      5. 6.4.5 James M. Brown


      7. 6.4.7 Nimbasia

      8. 6.4.8 Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG

      9. 6.4.9 PMC Biogenix, Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 PROMAX Industries ApS

      11. 6.4.11 Sankalp Organics Private Limited

      12. 6.4.12 Merck KGaA

      13. 6.4.13 Synergy Poly Additives Pvt. Ltd.

      14. 6.4.14 Valtris Specialty Chemicals

      15. 6.4.15 WSD Chemical limited

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Research and Development on Effect of Metallic Stearate on Antioxidants

    2. 7.2 Other Oppurtunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Metallic Stearate Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Metallic Stearate Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

  • PMC Biogenix, Inc.
  • Valtris Specialty Chemicals
  • Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG
  • Baerlocher GmbH
  • WSD Chemical limited

Are the major companies operating in Metallic Stearate Market.

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