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Storms, Force Majeure, Trade Bans, and Freight Imbalance - the headline grabbing news below puts us in a world of supply chain chaos.
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.
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.
- UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Alignment
- Ecovadis Status: Gold (2019), Silver (2020)
- Associated Industries of Massachusetts AIM) Sustainability Award 2018
- 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
- Kosher, Halal and food grade product line
- SQF Certified
- RSPO Mass Balanced Product Line
- REACH Compliance
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
Don't see a product that meets your requirements, please contact our Supply Strategy team here
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.