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Fractionated Fatty Acids

Caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid, myristic acid (C8, C10, C12, C14 fatty acid and blends)

Univar Solutions offers a wide range of fractionated fatty acids to fit the performance of your formula in bulk, totes, drums, pails, and cases. 


Fractionation is a process of separating fatty acids into different cuts, made possible due to their various boiling points. Most fatty acids have a breakdown of their typical compositions and range from 95 – 99% purity.

Fractionated fatty acids are versatile, natural products, which are used in dairy cleaners, flavors and fragrances, industrial and institutional cleaners, alkyd resins, personal care, agricultural chemicals, textile chemicals, and chemical intermediates.

The most common fractionated fatty acids are:


Blends also exist such as caprylic capric acid (C810) and lauric myristic acid (C1214). The weight composition of each blend imparts unique characteristics in your formula.


  • 100% naturally derived from vegetable sources
  • Saturated fatty acids with carbon chain lengths varying from C8 to C14
  • Functions as a lubricant, detergent, natural biocide, anti-foam, and intermediate



  • Private label
  • Tech grade
  • Food grade
  • Kosher certified
  • Various purity grades and blends

Sizes available

  • Bulk railcar
  • Bulk tank truck
  • Totes (IBC)
  • Drums
  • Pails
  • Cases


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Personal care

Soaps, body wash, cosmetics, fragrances  




Drilling muds, shale stabilizer

Chemical manufacturing

Ester production 

Lubricants & metalworking

Rolling oils, emulsifiers


Emulsifier, surfactants

Household & industrial cleaners

Biocides, industrial & institutional hard surface cleaners (C12, C14), food processing, and cleaning (dairy, brewery)

Univar Solutions is the premier fractionated fatty acids distributor

  • Vast network of 120+ wholly owned facilities in North America, with bulk tank, rail car, blending, and packaging infrastructure
  • State-of-the-art white rooms with stringent quality programs
  • Efficient private fleet with dedicated drivers servicing local regions
  • Partnership with world-class suppliers offering various manufacturing sites and production processes
  • Experienced sales force with broad product and market knowledge
  • Technical services including custom formulas and special blending

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