The oil is first fractionated by circulating hot water. The result is a water enriched with between 2 and 15% glycerin on one side and free fatty acids on the other.
This water is evaporated to give a 90% concentrated crude glycerin which will be steam distilled and then evaporated under vacuum. The result is a 99.9% refined glycerin which, once decolorized with activated carbon and filtered, will give the pure glycerin.
Areas of application of Organic Palm-free vegetable Glycerin
- Cosmetic: incorporated into cosmetic preparations as a moisturising, emollient and protective agent.
- Food: used in the food industry as a texture agent (food additive E422)
- Pharmacy: for the manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations, in particular in the form of syrups and suppositories.