Oleochemicals have been the core of Britz business for over 20 years and remain so today. We supply a wide range of oleochemical products, specialty esters and intermediate chemicals. Our products includes fatty acids, glycerine, fatty alcohols, methyl esters, fatty esters and soap noodles. We market these products under both original manufacturers’ brands and Britz Oleochemicals.
From rubber, plastics, candles, animal feed, home care, paints, crayons and personal care items, our products are found in almost every aspect of daily life and used in the production of commercial and industrial goods.
Britz possesses multiple granulation production lines to process fatty acids and fatty alcohols into beads or pastilles.
Distilled fatty acids are obtained through distillation of crude fatty acids from the hydrolysis of fats and oils. They are mainly used as intermediates for chemical synthesis and feedstocks for the production of household or industrial soaps and detergents, alkyd resins in paints and coatings, and lubricants. Some distilled fatty acids are further blended or fractionated to obtain the chain length composition that meets specific application requirements.
- Distilled Coconut Fatty Acid
- Hydrogenated Distilled Coconut Fatty Acid
- Distilled Topped Coconut Fatty Acid
- Hydrogenated Distilled Topped Coconut Fatty Acid
- Distilled Topped Palm Kernel Fatty Acid
- Hydrogenated Distilled Topped Palm Kernel Fatty Acid
- Distilled Palm Oil Fatty Acid
- Distilled Palm Stearin Fatty Acid
Fatty acids can be further fractional distilled to attain high concentration of specific chain lengths. These fa- tty acids are used to produce soaps, detergents, surfactants, flavour and fragrances, lubricants, biocides, coating resins, solvents, textiles, printing inks, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc. They are also intermediates for the synthesis of other oleochemical derivatives.
- Mixed Caprylic / Capric Acid
- Caprylic Acid 99%
- Capric Acid 99%
- Lauric Acid 75% / 99%
- Myristic Acid 98% / 99%
- Palmitic Acid 75% / 90% / 95% / 98%
- Oleic Acid 70% / 75%
Stearic acid, one of the most common fatty acids comprising of saturated long-chain fatty acid with an 18-carbon backbone, is found mainly in animal derivatives and vegetable fats. It is used in cosmetics, personal care products, fragrance ingredients, surfactants and emulsifiers. It is also used as the foundation for the production of esters which are used as emulsifiers, emollients and lubricants.
- Stearic Acid 37% / 40% / 43% / 50% / 65% / 70% / 92%
- Rubber Grade Stearic Acids
Glycerine, a very important by-product of oleochemical reactions, is a colourless and odourless, sweet-tasting viscous liquid. It is non-toxic, hygroscopic, water soluble and thermally stable. It is also a good solvent with three free hydroxyl groups, supplying chemical reactivity. Glycerine has more than than 1500 known applications due to its versatility.
- Refined Glycerine 99.7% USP / BP / EP Grade
- Crude Glycerine
Undistilled fatty acids and hydrogenated products are intermediates for other oleochemicals. Hydro- genated products are also used as ingredients in wax blends.
- Split Undistilled Palm Kernel / Palm Stearin / Palm Oil / Coconut Fatty Acid
- Hydrogenated Palm Stearin Fatty Acid
- Hydrogenated Refined Palm Stearin
Fatty esters are formed through esterification process of fatty acids with alcohols. Our sele- ction of esters are common ingredients of cosmetics and personal care products. MCT is also applied as a constituent of essential oils, food flavourings, health supplements, animal nutritional products and pharmaceuticals.
- Medium Chain Triglycerides 60:40 / 70:30
- Isopropyl Laurate
- Isopropyl Myristate
- Isopropyl Palmitate
- 2-Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Fatty alcohols are mainly used in the production of detergents and surfactants. They are also used in the manufacture of solvents, plasticisers, lubri- cants, agrochemicals, cosmetics, inks and adhesives. Fatty alcohols are derived from the hydrogenation of methyl esters.
- Lauryl Alcohol
- Myristyl Alcohol
- Cetyl Alcohol
- Stearyl Alcohol
- Cetostearyl Alcohol 50:50 / 30:70
Methyl esters are used primarily as biodiesel or intermediates for the production of fatty alcohols. They are obtained through transesterification of fats & oils or fatty acids with methanol, one of the three basic reactions in basic oil chemistry. Methyl esters are also used in lubricants, sizing agents for textile fibres, mould release oils and as the main raw materials for the production of methyl ester sulfonates.
- Various distilled / fractionated ME from C8 through C18
Soap noodles are extruded or moulded to produce soap bars. Fragrances, essential oils, colourants and other functional ingredients are usually added in the process. Different fatty acid blends of soap noodles offer different profiles of skin feel and foaming ability.
- Soap Noodle 7030 / 8020 / 9010 / etc
- Swing Noodle
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