9 Common Products Containing Coconut Fatty Acids

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Oct 8, 2018 9:12:00 AM

Coconut fatty acids are vegetable oil derivatives that are used in a wide range of applications including cleaning products, soaps, detergents, surfactants and many more.  

Tallow fatty acid

Many common household items are produced from coconut fatty acids, which is widely available domestically.  The term Coconut Fatty Acid actually refers to the chemical composition of the material and may not be reflective of the raw material basis.  Coconut fatty acids are vegetable based, but may be derived from various vegetable sources such as coconut or palm oil.  Further variations of coconut fatty acids can be made through the production process and can allow variances in IV, hydrogenation and chain length.  In recent years, many manufacturers have switch from traditional tallow (animal based) fatty acids to coconut and other vegetable based sources. 

9 common products containing coconut fatty acids include:

  • Soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleansing agents
  • Emulsifiers in household and industrial cleaning products
  • Fragrance additives
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical applications
  • Personal care applications
  • Food applications


Twin Rivers Technologies (TRT) was listed as a major manufacturer in the Coconut Fatty Acids market in this publication.  TRT produces a wide range of coconut fatty acid products at our Quincy, Massachusetts facility including whole cut coconut fatty acids, fractions of coconut fatty acids, and pure cut fractions of coconut fatty acids.  To find out more about our coconut fatty acid product line or to visit our website to learn about all of the products that TRT currently offers or learn about our sustainability program, please visit our website

Topics: Oleochemicals, Coconut Fatty Acids