Renewable, sustainable, bio-based products manufacturers can count on.

Coatings, Adhesives, Elastomers, & Sealants

At Acme-Hardesty, we do more than connect our customers with sustainable and bio-based products from around the globe – we provide valuable insight that helps them solve problems and grow their business. Today we’ve evolved into one of the largest distributors of castor and palm derivatives, specialty ingredients and product options that are naturally and sustainably sourced.

Acme-Hardesty’s growing portfolio of bio-based CASE products has been developed to match our customers’ needs and to provide solutions based on their distinct challenges. We provide our customers superior ingredients that add further functionality to their end products. Our experienced team of experts coupled with our broad product offering help give our customers a competitive advantage and stay up to date with the latest industry trends. As a leading distributor of high-quality ingredients for adhesives, performance coatings, decorative paints and more, we have the innovative products and solutions you need to stay ahead of the competition.

Castor-Based Polyols

Our new line of natural oil polyols promotes enhanced moisture protection and flexibility in a variety of applications. We provide our customers with a vast range of polyols that offer high performance in foams, coatings, and other CASE applications.

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As leader in eco-friendly polyols, Acme-Hardesty provides our customers innovative and sustainable solutions for your CASE formulation challenges. We offer a full line of natural oil, recycled, and castor-based polyols that deliver on both performance and cost. No matter what your formulation, Acme-Hardesty has the right polyol for your project!

Bio-Based Polyethylene Glycols

Acme-Hardesty’s unique line of bio-based PEGs are ideal for customer who are committed to advancing the sustainability profile of their products.

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Acme-Hardesty’s innovative line of bio-based polyethylene glycols offer our customers a sustainable alternative to conventional PEGs. Traditionally derived from petroleum-based sources, our PEGs are made from a fibrous byproduct of sugarcane production and are completely renewable.  Our PEGs have all the characteristics of standard petroleum polyethylene glycol, but with the added benefits of being an environmentally friendly product.

Castor Oil & Derivatives

Acme-Hardesty is recognized as one of the industry leaders of castor oil and derivatives. We provide our customers with a vast range of castor oil products that offer high performance in CASE applications.

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Acme-Hardesty has long been an industry leader in castor oil and castor oil derivatives. Castor oil is a renewable, sustainable natural choice for your CASE applications, as well as a starting point for an assortment of derivative chemistries. Through our broad range of castor products, we can satisfy the needs of several application fields, such as inks, paints, varnish, rubber, and more.


Acme-Hardesty offers a wide range of fatty acids, fatty alcohols, methyl esters, and other oleochemicals sourced responsibly from producers around the world.

The palm oil and PKO-based products are available as RSPO Mass Balance

logo_rspo_13165Acme-Hardesty is a member of the RSPO (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil). Check out our progress

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Acme-Hardesty is your single source for high quality, sustainable oleochemical products made from natural and renewable raw materials. As a leading oleochemical supplier, we pride ourselves in providing sustainable resources to manufacturers across the world. We’ve been working with sustainable products for over seven decades and supply more than 20 products certified by BioPreferred® and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). We offer a wide variety of fatty acids, methyl esters, fatty alcohols, glycerin and more! If your company is interested in using oleochemicals, Acme-Hardesty has the right oleochemical for you.

Performance Additives

We know how significant high-quality, functional ingredients and innovative technologies are to our customers. That’s why the Acme-Hardesty team is constantly bringing on new, cutting edge ingredients into our portfolio.

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Acme-Hardesty has an ever-expanding portfolio of specialty ingredients and performance additives to help our customers create unique solutions in a continually changing maker. We know how important high-quality, innovative technologies are to our customers. That’s why Acme-Hardesty is continually searching for state-of-the-art products to help our customers boost performance of their end products and set them apart from the rest.

The Coatings & Adhesives Market

The CASE market includes a wide variety of products, primarily involved in the architectural, construction and industrial industries. Used to improve resistance, durability, and performance, these products are found in a variety of applications, such as textiles and nonwovens, industrial, printing inks, construction and architectural coatings.

Market interest in sustainable coatings and similar products in the industry has increased over the past decade as well. The bio-based CASE market has been growing at a healthy rate since 2012, between five and 10 percent per year across the world. Between increasing worldwide attention to environmental concerns and concerns with the future of petroleum-based products, more industrial customers than ever are considering sustainable alternatives and ethical lubricant additive suppliers.

Acme-Hardesty can help you achieve more with our lineup of bio-based products. We firmly believe in the power of sustainability, which is why we provide nothing less than responsibly sourced, bio-based products. No matter how much demand grows, we’ll continue to provide ethically sourced solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Our fatty acids, including our new line of natural oil polyols, promote enhanced moisture protection and flexibility in a variety of applications, including flow enhancer in powder coating additives. Examples of our fatty acids for coating, adhesive, sealant and elastomer (CASE) applications include:

#1 Castor Oil

Castor oil is an extremely versatile material that has served mankind in a number of ways for thousands of years. The many castor oil CASE applications include use as a varnish and coating additive, a viscosity modifier and emulsifier in industrial sealants as well as a carrier of dyes and pigments in paints, inks and coatings. We offer #1 castor oil in various forms including pale pressed, dehydrated, low moisture and low AV. Packaging options include drums, isotanks, bulk, IBCs and five-gallon pails.

Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium stearate is the product of a reaction between magnesium sulfate and sodium stearate. Also known as magnesium salt, magnesium stearate serves as an additive in many types of industrial products. Magnesium stearate CASE applications include being used as a lubricant and neutralizer.

Acme-Hardesty offers a plant-based magnesium stearate product that is free of common allergens such as nuts, eggs, fish and dairy. We also package magnesium stearate in bags with a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture.

Sebacic Acid

Sebacic acid is a castor oil derivative that is also known as octanedicarboxylic acid or decanedioic acid. CASE uses of sebacic acid include a paint and coating additive to serve as an intermediate and for the polyester polyols used to produce hot metal adhesives. We sell sebacic acid in a white granular powder form with a minimum purity of 99.5 percent and packaged in bags and super-sacks.

Zinc Stearate

Also known as zinc soap, zinc stearate is a fatty acid that is insoluble in polar solvents and is also an excellent water repellent. We sell tallow- and veg-based zinc stearate for use in numerous CASE applications such as a lubricant aid in industrial sealants for sanding and as a paint and coating additive where it acts as a flatting agent. Our zinc stearate comes packaged in bags with a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture.

As one of the leading coating, adhesive, sealant and polyurethane elastomer suppliers, Acme-Hardesty can meet all your oleochemical needs. Please take a few minutes to review all our CASE additives.