Synpro® ALUMINUM MONOSTEARATE NF VEG is a high ash, free flowing, noncaking, fine powder product primarily for excipient (National Formulary compliant) and cosmetic or personal care applications. It acts as a hydrophobic lubricant, anti-adherent, and glidant additive for pills and tablet formations as well as a release agent during processing. The fatty acid component of the product is derived from plant sources. Additionally, it is an excellent viscosity increasing agent in non-aqueous cosmetic applications. Synpro® ALUMINUM MONOSTEARATE NF VEG is suitable for use in food packaging applications in accordance with many FDA Code of Regulations.