Distilled Tallow Fatty Acid

Chemical Name:
Tallow Fatty Acid or Saturated and Unsaturated Straight Chain Aliphatic Monocarboxylic Acids
  • Product Details & Information

    Acme-Hardesty is a leading supplier of Distilled Tallow Fatty Acid. Like all fatty acids, the tallow based product has a wide variety of functions. It works as a humectant, emollient, gelling agent, flotation aid, release aid and is often used as a chemical intermediate and processing aid. This renewable product is also used as a lubricity additive in greases and lubricants and a gelling agent in detergents and soaps.

    When you choose Acme-Hardesty as your fatty acid supplier, you are served by a company with more than seven decades of experience in the oleochemical industry; we are one of the oldest and largest companies in the industry. We serve companies of all sizes, and our knowledge and expertise is unparalleled.

  • Uses & Applications

    Lubricants and Greases: Lubricity Additive

    Metal Working Fluids: Lubricity Additive and Gelling Agent In Metal Polishes and Buffing Compounds; Lubricity Additive to Hydraulic Fluids

    Oil and Gas: Flotation Aid

    Personal Care: Humectant and Emollient in Soaps and Body Washes

    Soaps and Detergents: Humectant and Gelling Agent in Liquid Detergents, Cleaners and Fabric Softeners

    Renewable Chemistries: Made from Tallow, our Distilled Tallow Fatty Acid is your Renewable Choice

  • Grades and Forms Available


  • Packaging

    Drums, Liquid Bulk

  • Shelf Life

    One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations

  • INCI Name

    Tallow Acid

Sales Specifications of Tallow Fatty Acid

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Acid Value 200 – 208 AOCS Te 1a-64
Saponification Value 202 – 210 AOCS Tl 1a-64
Iodine Value 40 – 62 AOCS Tg 1a-64
Titer, ºC 38 – 45 AOCS Tr 1a-64
Unsaponifiable % 1.0 max AOCS Tk 1a-64
5.25” Lovibond Color 40Y / 6.5R AOCS Cc 13b-45
Color Gardner Reported AOCS Td 1a-64
Moisture, % Reported AOCS Tb 2-64
Typical Composition:
C14 2 AOCS Ce 1-62
C16 25 AOCS Ce 1-62
C16:I 4 AOCS Ce 1-62
C18 20 AOCS Ce 1-62
C18:I 43 AOCS Ce 1-62
C18:II 5 AOCS Ce 1-62
C18:III 1 AOCS Ce 1-62
Specs & MSDS of Tallow Fatty Acid