Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate or Isopropyl Laureate
Isopropyl - Myristate, Palmitate and Laureate are used as emollients, thickening agents or lubricants in personal care products.
These specialty esters are commonly produced in two steps process : a batch reaction followed by a purification steps. Sulzer has developed a unique process based on reactive distillation technology that combines both process steps into one, enabling, for the first time, continuous productions of isopropyl-esters.
Sulzer processes provide the following advantages:
Able to produce various esters on the same plant
Fully continuous production process
Suppression of side reactions
Drastic reduction of energy consumption versus batch process