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Food, Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical

For over 75 years, Acme-Hardesty has been a leading provider of ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries. Our dedicated team works alongside customers to select the right ingredients for their products and provide the expertise our customers need. 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.

Sustainability has been a key focus for our business since the beginning. We concentrate our sourcing efforts on renewable resources sourced using sustainable methods to deliver green, naturally derived ingredients to our customers.  We work closely with our suppliers to make sure all our ingredients are safe and reliable to provide our customers the most value possible. Whether you’re looking for safe, reliable emulsifiers, thickening agents, emollients or other type of additives, you’ll find the right product here at Acme-Hardesty. Take a closer look at our current product selection.

Specialty Ingredients

We know how significant high-quality, functional ingredients and innovative technologies are to our customers. Our product line provides a variety of solutions for the food and beverage industry; ingredients that enhance texture or flow, food emulsifiers and food additives such as energy supplements or digestive agents.

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Acme-Hardesty is a leading supplier of food ingredients in North America, and we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver unique ingredients and solutions to the challenges our customers face. Our extensive line of specialty ingredients is always expanding based on our customer’s needs and industry trends. No matter what you are creating, Acme-Hardesty has the ingredients and formulation expertise you need.

Preservatives

Our extensive line of preservative ingredients covers everything from classic preservation systems to natural solutions to fit any formulation.

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Acme-Hardesty is proud to partner with Sharon Laboratories to offer our customers a variety of preservative solutions. Commonly used in food and pharmaceutical products, parabens, are effective in many formulas. When blended they offer broad spectrum protection against bacteria, yeasts & molds. When used as a food additive, parabens can inhibit the growth of molds, yeasts and other microorganisms in products such as baked goods, jams and dairy items.

Oleochemicals

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, metallic stearates, glycerin, and more! If your company is interested in using oleochemicals, Acme-Hardesty has the right oleochemical for you.

Glycerine

Acme-Hardesty provides quality Glycerine, produced using ethically sourced and sustainable supplies, and can serve many useful functions in food, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical applications.

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Glycerine is one of the most versatile and safest chemicals available. This simple polyol compound is sweet-tasting, odorless, colorless and soluble in water. Because of these properties and more, glycerine has found applications in a huge range of industries, from food and medicine to nutraceuticals. Acme-Hardesty has glycerine available that meets all of the following certifications:

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

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.

Glycerine 99.7%

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.

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