Learn More About Our Food, Pharmaceutical, and Nutraceutical Additives
Our product line provides a variety of solutions for the food and beverage industry, including ingredients used for FDA-approved food contact packaging material and sanitizers for food contact surfaces; ingredients that enhance texture or flow; food emulsifiers and food additives such as energy supplements or digestive agents.
Our products also serve in roles such as preservative, mold release agent, anti-bacterial agent, excipient, thickening agent, emollient and emulsifiers for a variety of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications. Examples of our product additives include:
Calcium stearate is a white, odorless powder produced by heating calcium oxide and stearic acid. The food and beverage industry uses calcium stearate primarily as a food emulsifier and food surfactant, as well as a flow agent in certain types of candies.
Our calcium stearate offerings include tallow- and vegetable-based products sold in white powder form and are free of any residual solvents. We package calcium stearate in bags, super-sacks and 50# bags.
Triple Pressed Stearic Acid (TPSA)
TPSA is a versatile, renewable long-chain fatty acid that can be vegetable- or tallow-based. Food and beverage manufacturers use TPSA as a food additive for hardening candies and serving as a mold-release agent in hard and pressed candy products. Acme-Hardesty offers TPSA in various grades and forms including liquid, beads and flakes. Packaging options include bags, super-sacks, isotanks and liquid bulk.
IPM (Isopropyl Myristate)
IPM is a colorless liquid with a faint odor. It is an ester of myristic acid and isopropanol. We offer a vegetable-based IPM product for sale featuring a minimum purity of 98 percent. Our IPM product serves as a pharmaceutical emollient, thickening agent and moisturizer in topical medicinal products. You will find liquid IPM for sale packaged in drums with a shelf life of two years from the manufacturing date when stored in accordance with MSDS recommendations.
MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride)
Medium chain triglycerides are partially synthetic fats that derive their name from arrangement of the atoms that comprise their chemical structure. They consist of three fatty acids and a glycerol backbone. When used in pharmaceutical manufacturing applications, MCTs act as superior pharmaceutical excipients and serve as a carrier or suspension medium for various oil-soluble drugs and antibiotics. We offer MCTs for sale in liquid and kosher form and packaged in drums and isotanks.
Versatile glycerine is available in several grades, including a 99.7-percent pure, vegetable-based product derived from palm oil and palm kernel oil. This glycerine version can serve many useful functions in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations including as a humectant in cough syrups, oral care products and suppositories. We sell glycerine in multiple grades and forms including tallow, veg, USP, kosher and several others. We also offer numerous packaging options for glycerine such as drums, IBCs and five-gallon pails.