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Fatty Alcohols

Fatty Alcohols Product Applications

Fatty Alcohols are prepared from Fatty Acids by esterification and catalytic hydrogenation. Fatty Alcohols have a wide range of uses as ingredients in lubricants, resins, perfumes and cosmetics.

They are used as emollients, emulsifiers and thickeners in ointments of various sorts and are widely used as a hair coating in shampoos and hair conditioners.

Fatty Alcohols grades available from H Foster:

  • Cetostearyl Alcohol 1618 MASS BALANCE grade
  • Cetostearyl Alcohol comes from Palmitic and Stearic Acid and is supplied under the form of white pastilles
  • Cetyl alcohol 1698

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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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