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Upstream Raw Material Of Stearic Acid

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Stearic acid, or octadecanoic acid, has a molecular formula of C18H36O2, which is produced by the hydrolysis of fats and oils, and is mainly used to produce stearates. Each gram is dissolved in 21ml ethanol, 5ml benzene, 2ml chloroform or 6ml carbon tetrachloride.
Upstream raw materials
The oil palm tree originated in West Africa. Industrial palm oil is red and is extracted from palm bark, while palm kernel oil is white and is extracted from the inner core.
The production process of palm oil and palm kernel oil is complex. Mainly go through the following processes: sterilization, refining, bleaching and deodorization.
Finally, we got palm oil and palm kernel oil before sending it to storage.

The cultivation of palm trees began in the early 19th century, when the British Industrial Revolution created a demand for palm oil for candle manufacturing and mechanical lubricants.
At first, palm oil was supplied by farmers in West Africa, and then in 1848 Dutch colonists brought palm oil cultivation to Java. In 1910, the English colonizer Williamson Middleton and banker Henry Mei founded Sime Darby in Malaysia to grow palm oil.
Palm oil is the world's main competitor of soybean oil, the world's leading fat and oil. Other competitors include rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, cottonseed oil, palm kernel oil and olive oil. However, for the first time since 2004, the total consumption of palm oil and palm kernel oil has surpassed that of soybean oil, the world's main edible oil.

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