Palm stearin by chemical composition is a mixture of fatty acids. It is the more solid fraction obtained by treating palm oil after crystallisation at certain temperatures. Palm stearin is extremely hard and it is available with different melting temperatures and iodine numbers.
In the production of candles, palm stearin contributes to the excellent burning and retention of aromas. It promotes hardening, easily stains in the desired color and allows the surface to be varied from complex crystal shapes to saturated, uniform colors.