Rubber and plastic
It is used in vulcanization of rubber, making tyres, surfactants, plasticizers, softeners, water proofing agents, etc.
Soaps and detergents
It is used in making soaps, shampoos, shaving cream, detergents and many other cosmetic products like
deodorants, lotions, beauty creams, sunscreen lotions etc.
It is used in making margarine and other creamy spreads, chewing gums, bakery products, dietary supplements, soft drinks and artificial sweeteners.
It is used in making candles, grease, in strengthening textile fibers and as thickener in paint and glass industry.