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Household & Industrial Cleaning

With a 75-year history of innovation and growth, Acme-Hardesty has evolved into a leading distributor of bio-based products and specialty ingredients for the Household and Industrial Cleaning industry. We work with customers of all sizes to help them make cleaning products that are effective and safe for home or industrial use. From hard surface cleaners to laundry detergents, Acme-Hardesty has the right products in its portfolio for your project.

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 Our fatty acids perform extremely well in a wide variety of cleaning product applications, including surfactants, cleansing agents, emulsifiers, foam boosters and degreasers. The veg-based, renewable oleochemicals and glycerine sold by Acme-Hardesty Co., are non-GMO, allergen free, BSE free, and from RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil) certified producers. From oleochemicals and surfactants to specialty ingredients and preservatives, Acme-Hardesty offers the ingredients you need, all ethically sourced and guaranteed high quality.


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.


Our extensive line of classic preservation ingredients.

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Acme-Hardesty is proud to partner with Sharon Laboratories to offer our customers a variety of innovative preservative solutions. For over three decades, Sharon Laboratories has been effectively providing preservative solutions for the entire home care industry, meeting industry and consumer trends. As one of the world’s largest producers of preservation solutions, Sharon offers classic preservation systems which offer protection against bacteria, yeasts & molds.


Acme-Hardesty offers a full line of surfactant chemistry to deliver luxurious foam and superior cleansing performance to your personal care products.

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Acme-Hardesty offers a variety of surfactant chemistries for the personal care industry. These powerful cleansers act as detergents, wetting agents, foaming agents, or dispersants, and can be used in a range of household cleaners, laundry care products, liquid hand soaps, and more.

Esters & Emollients

Our range of esters and emollients help protect and moisturize skin while offering superior sensorial properties to your finished product.

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Acme-Hardesty provides customers with a broad range of top-quality esters and emollients to fit any home care application. These multi-functional esters add moisturization and lubricity a variety of finished products. Whether you’re looking for a light, dry emollient or a heavier, rich feeling ingredient, the variety and versatility of our products will provide you with your desired benefit.

Learn More About Our Industrial Cleaning Chemicals

Acme-Hardesty has been offering reliable, innovative oleochemical product solutions for companies in a wide range of industries for more than 70 years. You can learn more about our industrial cleaning agents and get detailed specifications by reviewing the individual product descriptions found on this page.


One example of our industrial cleaning chemicals is AHCOHOL 0898, a 98-percent pure octyl alcohol solution used for a wide range of cleaning applications. Available in liquid and solid form, octyl alcohol is a vegetable-based product derived from non-animal sources and is free of common allergens.
Typical octyl alcohol applications include being a starting material in the manufacturing of various sulfates and being an emulsifying agent in metalworking fluids. Acme-Hardesty offers this industrial cleaning agent in NF kosher liquid form packed in 375# drums or isotanks. Expected octyl alcohol shelf life is two years when stored according to SDS recommendations.

Coconut Fatty Acids

Our selection of industrial cleaning agents also includes coconut fatty acids for use as cleansing agents, surfactants, foam boasters and emulsifiers in cleaners and detergents. Other coconut fatty acid functions include use as a lubricant/grease for metals, a rust inhibitor and degreasing agent for metals and machinery, a biofuel for oil and gas industry applications and a mold-release agent in plastics and rubbers.
The textile industry uses coconut fatty acids as conditioning agents in the manufacturing of textiles and leather goods. When used as a wax, our coconut fatty acids can polish wood and condition cutting boards.

Palm Kernel Fatty Acids

As with coconut fatty acids, palm kernel fatty acids work well as cleansing agents, emulsifiers, foam boosters and surfactants. Extracted from the kernel of the palm fruit, palm kernel fatty acids are also an excellent example of vegetable-based renewable chemistries. You can use these industrial cleaning chemicals as anionic or nonionic surfactants, waxes, mold release agents in plastics and rubbers as well as a lubricant, rust inhibitor and degreasing agent for metals and machinery. Acme-Hardesty sells palm kernel fatty acids in distilled form and packages in drums and isotanks.