Natural fatty alcohols are derived from vegetable oils and have a chemical composition featuring an even number of carbon atoms per molecule, whereas synthetic fatty alcohols, derived from petroleum products, may have an odd number of carbon atoms per molecule.

Synthetic fatty alcohols can generally be substituted for natural fatty alcohols in the manufacture of certain downstream products.

A substantial majority of fatty alcohols worldwide are converted into surfactants or “surface active agents” which are the basic materials used in the production of laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent and other household cleaning products.

Apart of surfactants, Fatty alcohols are commonly used in a range of goods, including plasticizers, solvents, flavorings, fragrances, detergents, foam stabilizers, lubricant, cosmetics, plastic intermediates, shampoo, paints and coatings, textile and leather auxiliaries and printing inks. Our fatty alcohols are generally categorized as short chain (C6-10), mid-cut (C12-14) and long chain (C16-18), depending on the number of carbon atoms contained in each molecule