If your feedstock stems from palm oil or animal fats, there is a direct, natural way to modify it to ensure that it acquires greater value. By separating the feedstock into liquid and solid fractions, or by combining different fractions, you can create products that match your customers’ exact specifications.
Fractionation consists of gently cooling oils or fats in an accurately controlled process, making it possible to crystallize the hard fat content.
In dry fractionation, the fat is kept at a temperature at which it is in a partially liquid form. The crystals are then separated from the liquid fraction by filtration. The result is two distinct products with different physical properties and melting points.
This can be achieved with absolutely no chemical modification, making this the “natural” way to produce hard fats.