PFAD (palm fatty acid distillate) is a by-product of physical refining of crude palm oil products and is composed of free fatty acids (81.7%), glycerides (14.4%), squalene (0.8%), vitamin E (0.5%), sterols (0.4%) and other substances (2.2%). PFAD is used in the animal feed and laundry soap industries as well as a raw material for the oleochemicals industry. Vitamin E, squalene and phytosterols are value-added products which could be extracted from PFAD and are of potential value for the nutraceutical and cosmetic industries.

PFAD Specifications:

  • FFA (as palmitic) is 70% Min
  • Moisture & Impurities 1.0% Max
  • Saponifiable Fatty Matter 95% Min (basis 97%)

Packaging Formats:

  • In 20 feet containers packed in flexi tanks of capacity appx. 21 metric tons each. Basis of shipment in containers can be CIF destination or FOC as required.
  • In bulk shipment of 1,500 to 5,000 metric tons per shipment directly from shore tanks available for loading at port. Basis of bulk shipment will be FOB only.

Where does PFAD comes from?

Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is a by-product of crude palm oil refinery plant. Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is taken as distillate of stripping tower of FFA. Crude palm oil main product is refined bleach and deodorized palm oil. They are fractionated into RDB olein and stearin fractions by cooling down process and filter pressing process. The main component of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is free fatty acids, which are oleic, stearic and palmitic. Since Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) contains mainly fatty acids and other impurities, its quality is less stable so that it needs short storage. This is the reason why fresh Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is more preferred to purchase; otherwise bio-diesel quality that is resulted could be affected.

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