zinc stearate

noun Chemistry.
a white, fine, soft, water-insoluble powder, Zn(C 18 H 35 O 2 ) 2 , used in the manufacture of cosmetics, ointments, and lacquers, as a drying agent for rubber, and as a waterproofing agent for textiles, paper, etc.
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Zinc stearate and wax purchased for such purpose are purchased for use as manufacturing aids.
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