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Esters Product Applications

perfumeAn ester can be thought of as a product of a condensation reaction of an acid (usually an organic acid) and an alcohol (or phenol compound). The name ester is derived from the German Essig-√Ąther, an old name for acetic acid ethyl ester (ethyl acetate). Many esters have distinctive odours which have led to their use as artificial flavourings and fragrances. The term stearate applies to the salts and ester of the Stearic Acid. The term oleate applies to the salt and ester of Oleic Acid, the term tallowate applies to the animal origin product.

Methyl, Butyl, Glycerol Esters of Stearic Acid and Oleic Acid grades are available from H Foster.

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Lanolin: A Key Ingredient Conform To PH Eur

Lanolin! One of the best emollients and moisturising ingredient nature has to offer. Sustainably sourced, highly purified and safe Lanis EP is this month our star product.


LANIS EP is ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade anhydrous lanolin that conforms to the most recent edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph Eur). It is an essentially water-free wool wax that contains less than 0.25% by weight of water (w/w). It is produced by refining and bleaching lanolin obtained in the wool-washing process.

LANIS EP is a yellow unctuous substance with a slight, pleasant odour. Presentation: 45kg drums.

LANIS EP gives creams an ointment-like, rich texture. It is an emollient, skin softening, moisturising and conditioning agent and is an effective vehicle for active substances. It can be used in skin care preparations for adults and babies as well as sunscreen, colour cosmetics, hair care, shaving and soap products.

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