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Fatty Acids

Fatty Acids Product Applications

Fatty Acids are produced by the hydrolysis of the ester linkages in a fat or biological oil (both of which are triglycerides) with the removal of glycerol. The oil/fat can either be of animal origin (Tallow) or vegetable origin (Palm Oil). The by-product is Glycerine. Fatty Acids are used in almost all sectors of industry, with the tallow form having a diverse range of uses in candles, crayons, soap and detergents, chemicals and domestic cooking materials.

Fatty Acids are routinely used as raw materials for bar soap production as well as reactants for a wide variety of end products.

Fatty Acids grades available from H Foster:

Vegetable basedcandles

  • Distilled Coconut Fatty Acid
  • Tall Oil Fatty Acid 2%

Tallow based

  • Distilled Tallow Fatty Acid

Lanolin grades please read Lanolin/Tallow Grease


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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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