What is sunflower oil?
Sunflower oil is, like all vegetable fats and oils, a triglyceride (for example, a skeletal glycerol bound to three fatty acids by ester bonds). Sunflower oil is characterised by a high proportion of:
Other types of fatty acids are also present in significant amounts such as: palmitic acid (7.5%) or stearic acid (3-5%).
CAS number: 8001-21-6
EC number: 232-273-9
Origin and extraction Sunflower oil
This type of oil can be obtained by extracting the seed of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus), a plant from the Americas (North and Central America specifically), although today it is often intensively cultivated around the world due to the potential and use of this oil.
Properties and applications: Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is a pale yellow liquid at room temperature. It’s melting range is between -16 and -18°C. Among its various applications, and like the vast majority of fats, stands out within human consumption.
Sunflower oil is a very important source of energy because of its high yield in calories metabolized per gram. It’s most important and recognized use is for use in cooking, mainly as frying oil and / or grilling. Therefore, the restaurant or food sector usually needs large quantities of this type of oil.
It is also possible to find this oil in sectors such as the cosmetic or medical industry. On the other hand, the derivatives are also widely used as alternative fuel oils (biodiesel), soaps, lubricants, surfactants, advanced detergents, paints, insecticides, veterinarians, among many others.
Sunflower oil is one of the most important oils in our oleochemical industry due to the multiple applications and functions it has.
Oleochemicals are widely used in various industries becoming a great competition for chemical products due to the efficiency and quality of the substances of natural origin.
Being formulations and finished chemicals, oleochemicals are a quite profitable means, not only economically, but also to solve all kinds of needs. The great development of the oleochemical industry has led to the globalization of our industry, establishing it as one of the most profitable and valued alternatives in recent years.
The shortage of oil and other supplies has led to the search for new products that are more affordable and environmentally friendly to continue developing all types of products and material resources. Oleochemicals was born as a response to this latent need to establish itself as a medium of exponential value.
The wide range of possibilities of sunflower oil is quite wide due to its multiple properties that allow its adaptation and use in different industrial areas. Our products are very demanding and meticulously processed in order to take full advantage of each and every one of the possibilities requested by the market.
Products and presentation: Sunflower oil
This product can occur in 180 Kg. drums, 850 kg. containers or bulk tanks. For more information please contact us by telephone or via our online form.
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