What is Oleic Acid?

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Jun 18, 2018 8:20:00 AM

Oleic acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a mild odor.  Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid that is the most widely distributed and abundant fatty acid in nature.  Oleic acids are used in varied industries including lubricants, detergents, surfactants, coatings and sealants.  Oleic acid can also be found in many cosmetic and personal care products.  

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Market segmentation for oleic acid can be broken down by source, grade, application and geography.  The standard source segmentation occurs between acids that are plant based and those that are animal based.  Twin Rivers currently offers two grades of tallow (animal) based oleic acid.  As part of our commitment to the North American oleochemical and naturally based specialty chemical industry, Twin Rivers has employed several grass roots expansions that include adding oleic acid separation capabilities to our Quincy, MA manufacturing facility.  To learn more about our Oleic Acid products, please visit our website or click here to contact our Sales Department.

Topics: Oleochemicals, Oleic Acid