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What are Oleochemicals?

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Aug 13, 2018 9:40:00 AM
Oleochemicals are derived from natural sources including plant and animal fats.  The formation of basic oleochemical substances like fatty acids are by various chemical and enzymatic reactions.  

Fatty acids are the largest application for oleochemicals.  This is due to to high demand for applications in

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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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