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Renewable Chemistries

At Acme-Hardesty, we go beyond offering traditional chemistries to our large customer base. We understand the growing need for renewable chemistries, and we also focus on offering bio-based oleochemicals that are renewable as well as sustainable. Our commitment to renewable chemistries dates back to the 1980s when we began importing palm-based fatty acids and castor oil derivatives. Examples of our selection of renewable chemicals include:

  • #1 Castor Oil: Castor oil is a natural product derived from the beans of the castor plant. Castor oil offers many industrial uses such as a corrosion inhibitor in metalworking fluids, defoamer and waterproofing additives in paper production and a lubricity additive in waxes.
  • Octyl Alcohol: Vegetable-based octyl alcohol is available in liquid and solid form. Our 98-percent pure octyl alcohol product serves functions such as acting as an intermediate in detergents and cleaners, an emulsifying agent in metalworking fluids and a starting material in various sulfates.
  • Coconut Fatty Acid: This veg-based renewable chemical contains no allergens, GMOs or BSE. Coconut fatty acid acts as a surfactant, emulsifier, cleansing agent and foam booster in soaps, bath products and various household and industrial cleaning products.
  • Distilled Tallow Fatty Acid: This tallow-based renewable chemical performs many useful functions including acting as an emollient, humectant, floating aid and gelling agent. Distilled tallow fatty acid also serves as a lubricity additive in greases and lubricants.
  • Glycerine 99.7%: Our 99.7-percent pure, palm-based glycerin product meets the criteria for a natural material in accordance with FDA guidelines. Examples of glycerine applications include use as an intermediate in soaps and detergents and a polyol in flexible foams and polyurethanes.
  • Palm Kernel Fatty Acid: Palm kernel fatty acid is an extremely versatile renewable chemical that can be used as a rust inhibitor and lubricating agent in metalworking fluids, a cleansing agent in personal care products and many other industrial manufacturing purposes.
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): PEG is a polyether compound used in various manufacturing applications such as a viscosity modifier in soaps, a lubricant and softener in textiles and a base in numerous personal care products. Our bio-based PEG product is available in average dalton weights of 200, 300, 400 and 600.

Contact Us to Learn More About Our Renewable Chemicals

Learn more about all of our renewable chemicals by reviewing the individual product descriptions found on this page or by contacting us directly for additional information.

#1 Castor Oil  >
AHCOHOL 0898 (Octyl Alcohol)  >
Coconut Fatty Acid  >
Distilled Tallow Fatty Acid  >
Glycerine USP 99.7%  >
Palm Kernel Fatty Acid  >
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 200  >
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 300  >
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 400  >
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 600  >