this product has light initial color good heat stability and low odour. palmitic acids ratio provides a macro-crystalline structure with desired hardness and shrinkage. It widely used in cosmetic industry, stabilizers, lubricants, resins and chemical intermediates. This product is of 100% vegetable origin and Kosher certified. Applications of srearic acid: For softening rubber, plastic, production of fireworks, to prevent oxidation of metals, cosmetics, food and drug industry, as a hardener for sugar and syrups, fire capsules and etc.