AHCOHOL 1618 (Cetyl Stearyl/Cetearyl Alcohol)

AHCOHOL 1618 (Cetyl Stearyl/Cetearyl Alcohol)

Inci Name:

Cetearyl Alcohol

Chemical Name:
Fatty Alcohols C16-C18 or Cetearyl Alcohol or Cetostearyl Alcohol

Cetyl stearyl is a mixture of fatty alcohols with 16 (cetyl alcohol) and 18 (stearyl alcohol) carbon atoms. It is often sold as cetostearyl alcohol, C16-C18 alcohol, cetearyl alcohol and various other names. As with all fatty alcohol blends, it can be derived from both natural and synthetic sources.

Acme-Hardesty is a leading producer of vegetable-derived cetostearyl alcohol for use in industrial and manufacturing processes. We are a trusted partner to multiple industries, where our products offer exceptional quality and value while remaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly option.

Uses & Applications

Acme-Hardesty sells cetearyl alcohol for use as an emulsifier, emollient, viscosity controller or dispersant. It can also be used as a chemical intermediate in products such as deodorants and cleaners, in which it improves foaming properties. As a result, you can find cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol in a wide range of personal care products, lubricants, resins, cosmetics and more.

  • Personal Care & Cosmestics: Emollient, Thickener for Skin Creams, Lotions, Hair Conditioners
  • Textiles: Intermediate
  • Waxes: Intermediate
  • Plastics: Intermediate
  • Surfactants and Esters: Nonionic Surfactants
  • Household & Industrial Cleaning: Nonionic Surfactants

Product Details

TA, 50:50, PS, NF, Kosher in Pastilles or Liquid

Our Products

Acme-Hardesty cetostearyl alcohol is 100-percent vegetable-based, not derived from or tested on animals, and it’s peanut-, tree nut-, egg-, dairy- and GMO-free. Multiple grades are available, including TA, 50:50, PS, NF and kosher-certified products.

We sell our products in both liquid and pastille form, delivering it in bags or isotanks. You can store unopened packages at room temperature for up to three years (TA grade) or 18 months (50:50 and PS grades).

Acme-Hardesty manufactures cetearyl alcohol using environmentally responsible practices. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability.

Bags, Isotanks

Handling and Storage Precautions

The cetyl alcohol MSDS contains detailed information about how to safely work with and store our product. Cetyl alcohol is a mild irritant, and you should handle it using gloves and protective eyewear. In case of exposure, flush the area with clean water or use an eyewash station. Store in a cool, dry place away from heat and flames.

For more handling and storage recommendations, download the cetyl/stearyl alcohol MSDS today. To request a quote and place an order, use our secure online form or call us today.

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