Vegetable oils and fats are water-insoluble, hydrophobic substances of vegetable origin. Vegetable oils consist predominantly of glyceryl esters of fatty acids, so-called triglycerides.
The fatty acids composition of vegetable oils and with that the physical properties, vary widely from species to species. Among the factors that influence the fatty acid composition are climatic conditions, soil type in which the parent plant was grown, specific location of the oil seeds within the flower itself and most importantly the genetic variations in the plant.
Below is our list of available vegetable oils.
Animal oils and fats are water-insoluble, hydrophobic substances of animal origin. Animal oils consist predominantly of glyceryl esters of fatty acids, so-called triglycerides. The fatty acids composition of animal oils and fats varies and with that the physical properties.
In the land animal kingdom, the composition varies according to the animal species. In addition, it varies in a very complex fashion with the diet of the animal and the location of the fat within the animal. The composition also varies in relation to the health and well-being of the animal and the environment in which it matured.
Marine animal fats and oils are not only characteristically different in many ways from those of land animals, but they show differences depending on whether the fish was an oceanic or freshwater species and within a particular species whether it was caught in cold or warm water.
Derived from crude oil, our paraffin-based products are highly refined products suitable for cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications. All are extremely low in colour and odour.
A silicone oil is any liquid polymerised siloxane with organic side chains. Our silicone oils are chemically best described as polydimethylsiloxane. These polymers are of commercial interest because of their relatively high thermal stability and their lubricating properties.
In the group of fatty acids, we have a wide range of products consisting of one carboxylic group with an ever changing alkyl chain starting from C6 and ending at C22. This broad range of fatty acids not only includes chemically pure fatty acids, but also the natural cuts from amongst others coconut and rapeseed oil. Fatty acids are widely used in all kinds of different industries and depending on there chain length, contribute with unique characteristics to the value of your formulation.
Fatty alcohols, both in the free state and combined with fatty acids as waxes, are found in large quantities in many marine oils but they do not occur to any significant extent in land animal or vegetable oils. In fact, commercially available fatty alcohols are obtained by either high pressure hydrogenation or sodium reduction.
The first method is predominantly used for the production of saturated fatty alcohols. Sodium reduction of the methylester is used for unsaturated fatty alcohol. Fatty alcohols are not only used as chemical intermediates, but also in formulation chemistry.
Esters are the reaction product between an alcohol and a carboxylic acid. This definition brings a wide variety of products. We have broken the range down according to the starting alcohol type.
Monoalcohol esters are the reaction product of a monovalent alcohol and a fatty acid. Variation in both the alcohol part (hydrophilic) and the fatty acid (lipophilic) results in a difference in polarity. This results in a wide range of applications in many different sectors.
Ethylene glycol esters
Ethylene glycol esters are the reaction product of monoethylene glycol and a fatty acid.
Propylene glycol esters
Polyglycerolesters are emulsifiers and solubililizers made out of renewable feedstocks. Polyglycerol is produced with glycerin which is obtained by the hydrolysation of vegetable oils.
Glycerin & Sorbitol
A non-ionic surfactant is a molecule that does not dissociate in water by releasing a counter ion like anionic, cationic or amphoteric tensides.
Our range of alkanolamides is based on various fatty acids and monoethanolamine or diethanolamine. The products based on diethanolamine can be subdivided into two groups for cosmetics: - Super-amides based on a 1:1 molar ratio of amine to fatty acid. Due to the process there is a minimum amount of glycerin left in the product. - Amides based on a 1:1 ratio of amine to a vegetable oil
Amine oxides are non-ionic surfactants derived from natural renewable feed-stocks. Amine oxides are excellent detergents, foam boosters and foam stabilisers and can be used in formulations to provide viscosity, grease emulsification and soil suspension. Our product may be used in a wide range of applications including: • Shampoos • Bubble baths • Hair conditioners
One of the most used groups in traditional formulations is ethoxylated cetostearylalcohol
The only vegetable oil with free hydroxyl groups in the fatty acid chain is castor oil. These free OH groups allow for the production of a range of emulsifiers and solubilisers.
Anionic surface-active (surfactant) substances are used as a foundation in a large number of formulations. This group of surfactant substances is the oldest type of surface-active substance used by man.
Amphoteric surface-active (surfactant) substances have the intrinsic ability to change the charge from cationic via zwitterions to anionic, assuming an increasing pH. Amphoteric surfactants are extremely suitable for use in formulations that contain a lot of electrolytes and are compatible with all other types of surfactants.
Our blends offer a lot of advantages for our customers. Not only does it save time and money in your R&D, it also saves valuable warehouse space as you buy one product instead of multiple products. The systems below have been optimised for the use described.
The functionality of the products listed below is unique to our portfolio for the product. Applications for these products are found in hair- and body care formulations.