Oleic acid

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid according to the IUPAC (C18H34O2); it is a linear chain monocarboxylic acid, and a cis-9 double bond. It belongs to the Omega 9 series and is very well known for its health benefits.

This product is almost colourless and odourless. It is considered to be a highly stable compound against oxidation, and may also improve the activity of antioxidants and antipolymerising agents.

Due to its properties (70% minimum oleic acid), it is also used as a lubricant, binding and anti-foaming agent, and also as an emulsifier or solubiliser in aerosol products.

It is obtained through the hydrolysis/fractionation/distillation of different vegetable oils and animal fats.

In Mateos, S.L. we supply vegetable oleic acid.

Oleic acid supply formats
  • Liquid – Tank
  • Solid – By sack and in bulk (Big Bags 500/600kg)
  • 20′ or 40′ containers for export

We also customize, supplying by: granulometry, colour, iodine index, etc.

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Some applications of oleic acid

Acido estearico - Extrusoras

DETERGENTS AND SURGACTANTS

We supply vegetable oleic acid (70% minimum) as raw material for other manufacturing industries of these products. The formulation of gels, soaps and other cleaning products is common.

Oleic acid may be saponified, sulphonated or sulphated by our customers to obtain other products used in detergents and cosmetics.

It also serves as an emulsifier in the mixture, providing consistency because it is relatively viscous at room temperature.

Oleic acid may also alter surface tension properties and is used in detergents and fabric softeners.

PHYTOSANITARY PRODUCTS -FUNGICIDE

In some formulations it is used as an enhancer of some of the characteristics of some herbicides, fungicides and foliar nutrients.

The oleic acid envelops the pesticides preventing contact with the water and serving as a vehicle for the agrochemicals by enhancing their efficiency and efficacy, because the attack takes the form of a drop.

Acido estearico - Caucho / Neumaticos
Acido estearico - Caucho / Neumaticos

PHYTOSANITARY PRODUCTS -FUNGICIDE

In some formulations it is used as an enhancer of some of the characteristics of some herbicides, fungicides and foliar nutrients.

The oleic acid envelops the pesticides preventing contact with the water and serving as a vehicle for the agrochemicals by enhancing their efficiency and efficacy, because the attack takes the form of a drop.

Acido estearico - Tratamiento de superficies / ceras

SINTERED MATERIAL-POWDER METALLURGY

Oleic acid is mixed as a lubricating additive with metallic powder. The proportion of the lubricants varies from 0.5% to 5.0% in weight.

During the press compacting phase, the lubricants enhance flow and compressibility features whilst the binding agent has the opposite effect.

Oleic acid helps to control temperature and drives other components homogeneously. The different quantities of both additives impacts porosity and the final material properties.

It encourages flow and lubrication in extruders and moulds.

Finally, the additives volatise the “unripened” components when they are sintered in the furnace, after the press compacting phase.

PAINTS-LUBRICATING OILS

Oleic acid may form emulsions with additives to improve their viscosity and density and facilitate application in paints, varnishes, rubber resins and additives for cleaning and polishing surface areas.

The dosing of lubricants and additives in manufacturing processes reduces energy costs in engines and heaters, increasing productivity and resulting in improvements of final product properties.

Sinterizado - Metalurgia de polvos
Sinterizado - Metalurgia de polvos

PAINTS-LUBRICATING OILS

Oleic acid may form emulsions with additives to improve their viscosity and density and facilitate application in paints, varnishes, rubber resins and additives for cleaning and polishing surface areas.

The dosing of lubricants and additives in manufacturing processes reduces energy costs in engines and heaters, increasing productivity and resulting in improvements of final product properties.