The Twin Rivers Technologies Blog

What Is Stearic Fatty Acid Used For?

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Jan 10, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Stearic acid is found in various animal and plant fats, and is one of the many useful types of saturated fatty acids that occurs naturally in various plants and animal derivatives. When used in cosmetic products, stearic acid primarily fulfills the role of a thickener or hardener. Stearic acid has an eighteen carbon chain and is considered a long-chain fatty acid.  

Stearic acid is mainly used in the production of detergents, soaps, and cosmetics such as shampoos and shaving cream products. It also helps objects such as bars of soap, candles, oil pastels and hard candies retain their shapes.  Soaps are not made directly from stearic acid, but indirectly by saponification of triglycerides consisting of stearic acid esters, which produce a pearly effect in shampoos, soaps, and other cosmetic products. Unlike many fatty acids, stearic acids can have either animal or vegetable origins. 

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Topics: vegetable fatty acid, stearic fatty acid, naturally based specialty chemicals

Twin Rivers Technologies' Product Catalog

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Dec 8, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Twin Rivers Technologies produces Fatty Acids and Glycerin. Our facility is located in Quincy, MA and we are one of the largest Oleochemical manufacturers and suppliers in North America. With fractional distillation, crystallization, partial and complete hydrogenation capabilities, we manufacture and supply a product
line that includes over 80 different types of fatty acids. Twin Rivers has the unique capability of meeting the changing demands of the market with the most comprehensive product line in the industry and R&D capabilities to support our customers changing needs.

To view our most recent product catalog, click here.

In addition to offering a wide variety of naturally based specialty chemicals, TRT is focused on sustainability, reliable production capabilities, hiring and retaining the best employees and improving on our supply chain expertise and offering the certifications that our important to our customers.

Sustainability

Production Capabilities

People

  • Experienced Workforce (average tenure of 10 years)
  • 24/7 continuous operations

Supply Chain Expertise

  • Deep water port for tropical oil delivery
  • On site scales for railcars and trucks
  • Short line rail road operations

Certifications

You can also view our current products on our website.  We have products available in the following product categories

  • Coconut Fatty Acid
  • Fractionated Coconut Fatty Acid
  • Food Grade and Kosher Fatty Acid
  • Refined Glycerin
  • Stearic Fatty Acid (Vegetable and Tallow)
  • Oleic Fatty Acid
  • Tallow Fatty Acid
To view our product categories, product specifications and to download SDS, click here.

Don't see a product that meets your requirements, please contact our Supply Strategy team here

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Topics: Food Safety Modernization, glycerin, SQF, haacp

Making the Grade: Food Safety & SQF at TRT

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Nov 10, 2020 10:24:00 AM

 Would you be surprised if I told you the term food grade is not regulated? And that not all food grade designations are equal?  Both are true and as a result, its use is not consistent across the market or with all suppliers.

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Topics: Food Safety Modernization, glycerin, SQF, haacp

Glycerin for Pet Treats

Posted by Nigel Kheng on Oct 5, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Similar to many conferences today, the first-ever virtual Petfood Forum has just concluded and we learnt that our furry friends play an ever so important role in today’s isolated and virtual world!

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Topics: glycerin, pet food

Twin Rivers Technologies Celebrates World Coconut Day!

Posted by Danielle Wentworth & Carl Odendahl on Sep 2, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Fun Fact: September 2nd is World Coconut Day.  To celebrate this day, we decided to take this opportunity to discuss a line of Twin Rivers Oleochemical products that are made exclusively from Coconut Oil.

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Topics: Sustainability, Coconut Fatty Acids, coconut only, palm free