Tall oil is perhaps the most versatile of all forest products. It is for instance used in the production of biofuels and it can be fractioned into quantities of substances with different properties. In the production of biofuels, tall oil helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions significantly.
Tall oil often replaces fossil-based substances. It is everywhere in our everyday life – in soap, glue, tape, facade and wall paints and countless other products. Together with our owners and customers, we find more areas of use all the time.
Crude tall oil is produced from crude pine soap, which is extracted from black liquor from the pulp industry. Crude tall oil comes from the so-called extractives in the wood raw material and is called crude tall oil regardless of what type of wood the raw material consists of.
Crude tall oil is extracted by separating the crude pine soap from the black liquor in special liquor tanks. The raw pine soap is then treated with sulfuric acid to regenerate the various organic acids. The conversion from soap to tall oil is generally carried out at the pulp mills, while further processing is carried out at units other than the mills.
Crude tall oil contains valuable chemical substances, which can be further processed by distillation into various components such as fuel or “green” chemicals.
For SunPine safety is always in focus and we work actively to build Sweden’s safest workplace. Below you will find the safety data that applies to our crude tall oil.