Specialty esters

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.

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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
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