Fatty acids, glycerine and deinking chemicals

Tefac produces and markets fatty acids and glycerine. Both products are obtained from the splitting of the fat molecule and are used in a wide range of application areas. Fatty acids are mainly used as a raw material in the chemical industry. After processing into higher value-adding products (such as fatty alcohols, amines and esters), fatty acids are used in paper chemicals, soaps, detergents, rubber and plastic. A well-known consumer product consisting entirely of fatty acid is the stearin candle.

Glycerine also has a wide range of application areas, e.g. cosmetics, explosives, tobacco and paints. Tefac’s main customers are in the technical industry.

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