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.