What is Erucamide used for?

What is Erucamide used for?

Erucamide is a primary fatty amide resulting from the formal condensation of the carboxy group of erucic acid with ammonia. It is commonly used as a slip additive in the plastic manufacturing industry. It has a role as a human metabolite, a rat metabolite, a mammalian metabolite, a plant metabolite and an EC 3.1.

What is Erucylamide?

Erucylamide is a high fatty acid amide, which has a good smooth dispersion, at high temperatures than other types of amide shows more excellent performance. It mainly used for PE, PP, PVC plastic smooth agent, antistatic agent and release agent, add o.

Which oils contain erucic acid?

Erucic acid is found primarily in rapeseed oils and mustard seed oils. Rapeseed oils, and to a much lesser extent mustard seed oils, are used extensively in foods.

Is erucic acid harmful?

Erucic acid – a naturally occurring contaminant present in vegetable oil – is not a safety concern for most consumers as average exposure is less than half the safe level. But it may be a long-term health risk for children up to 10 years of age who consume high amounts of foods containing this substance.

Where does stearic acid come from?

Stearic acid is found in various animal and plant fats, and is a major component of cocoa butter and shea butter. Stearic acid (IUPAC systematic name: octadecanoic acid) is one of the useful types of saturated fatty acids that comes from many animal and vegetable fats and oils.

What is slip polyethylene?

Slip additives are products which can be added to polymers to control friction. They are added directly into the polymer during the extrusion process and migrate to the surface as the polymer cools, allowing a solid lubricating layer to form.

Why is erucic acid harmful?

High levels of erucic acid in food can impair health. The health-damaging effects of erucic acid include fatty degeneration of the heart (myocardial lipidosis), during which fats (lipids) accumulate in the heart tissue. This may result in reduced contractility of the heart muscle which may become weaker.

What is common name of erucic acid?

cis-13-docosenoic acid
Erucic acid is also known as cis-13-docosenoic acid and the trans isomer is known as brassidic acid.