The Sasol US complete line of Alfol Alcohols are high purity, domestically manufactured, petrochemical-based primary alcohol homologs from the continuous Zeigler process with even number carbon chains that range from C6 to C20+. These alcohols are available in various purities, as well as blends and single cuts.
Alfol® C6 – C20+ Linear Synthetic Alcohols
Biodegradable, Domestically Produced, Ethylene based
Univar Solutions with its expanded relationship with Sasol US offers the complete line of Alfol Alcohols. These high purity, domestically manufactured, petrochemical-based primary alcohol homologs from the continuous Zeigler process have even number carbon chains that range from C6 to C20+. As a result, Alfol alcohol derivatives are biodegradable, and are physically and chemically equivalent to alcohols made from such oleochemical sources as coconut oil and palm kernel oil. These alcohols are available in single cuts , as well as blends, and can be used across diversified applications and industries.
Sasol offers long chain Alfol alcohols with NF certification. The Alfols are available in bulk railcar and tank truck quantities, 350 lb. drums, 2000 lb. totes, and 50 lb. bags.
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Sasol Alfol Liner Alcohol Applications
|Market||Application||Common Carbon Length||Functionality|
|Beauty & Personal Care||Skin care, Hair care, Toiletries, Color cosmetics, Perfume and fragrances||C16 – C18||Emollient, Thickener, Mild Cleanser|
|Household, Industrial, & Institutional||Detergents, Powders, Liquid detergents, Cleaners, Laundry softeners||C12 – C14||Surfactant Production via Sulfation / Ethoxylation|
|Lubricants & Metalworking||Coupling agents, Aluminum rolling oils, Hydraulic oils, Metal working fluids||C12 – C18, Blends||Lubricity, Co Solvency, Low Viscosity|
|Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers||Hot melt adhesives, Coupling aids, Wetting aids, Levelling aids, Digital printing inks, Surface modifiers, Flow modifiers||C12 – C20, Blends||Rheology modifier in Coatings, Can enhance the “wax” component for rheology, set speed, wetting of HMA|
|Plastic Additives||Linear plasticizers, Lubricants, Stabilizers, Polymerization auxiliaries||C6 – C10||Intermediate in Plasticizer Manufacturing (Phthalates, Adipates, etc.)|
|Textile & Leather Additives||Fiber finishes, Spin preparation, Wetting aids, Levelling aids, Softeners||C12 – 14||Dye Preparation, Scouring (often ethoxylated)|
|Energy||Flow modifiers, Pour Point Depressants||C6 – C20, C16 – C20||Production of Fatty Amines for Corrosion Inhibition; Polymer Manufacturing|
|Agrochemicals||Adjuvants, Wetting aids, Seed and fertilizer coatings||C6 – C20||Biodegradable wetter, improves contact angle of various applications to soil/seed|
|Paper Industry||Defoamers||C12 – C14||Biodegradable defoamer (especially where silicones cannot be used)|
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