Palm Fatty Acid Distillate - PFAD

  • Palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) is a by-product from refining crude palm oil.
  • PFAD is a light brown semi-solid at room temperature melting to a brown liquid on heating.
  • PFADs comprise mainly of free fatty acid (FFA) (>80%) with palmitic acid and oleic acid as the major components.
PRODUCT Palm Fatty Acid Distillate : PFAD
INCI Name / Origin Palm Fatty Acid Distillate: [PFAD]
Vegetable Origin
H.S Code 38.23.1900
Physical Appearance Light brown to Creamy


  • Palm Kernel Residue
  • Soya Acid OilO
  • Soya Fatty Acid Distillate
  • Used Cooking Oil – UCO
  • Coconut Fatty Acid Distillate – CFAD
  • Coconut Acid Oil


Palm Fatty Acid Distillate: [PFAD]  
Parameter Method Specification
Free Fatty Acid [ F.F.A ] As Palmitic AOCS Ca 5a-40 70.0 % Min.
Saponification Value [ mgKOH/g ] AOCS Cd 3-25 200.0 – 215.0
Saponifiable matter   95.0 %Min.[Basis 97%]
Additional Specification
Total Fatty Matter [ T.F.M ]   95.0 % Min.
Moisture and Impurities AOCS Ca 2c-25 1.0 % Max
Acid Value AOCS Cd 3-25 200.0 – 205.0
Iodine Value [  mlg/100g% ] AOCS Cd Id-92 55.0 Max.
Titer Deg °C   40.0 Min
Colour Lovibond 5 1/4” Max.   4.0 Y 6.0 R
Unsap Matter AOCS Ca 6a-40 1.5 Max
Peroxide Value (MEQ/KG)   0.5 Max
Melting Point   53.0 Max
Chain Distribution
C-12 Lauric Acid   0.18
C-14 Myristic Acid ISO 5508 1.22
C-16 Palmitic Acid ISO 5509 49.61
C-18 Stearic Acid   4.12
C-18:1 Oleic Acid   35.5
C-18:2 Linoleic Acid   8.79
C-18:3 Alpha Linoleic Acid   0.3

Packing: 185 Kg.Net X 98 Second Steel drums = 18.13 MT or Bulk 20 MT in Flexi Bag /ISO Tank FCL.

Palm Fatty Acid Distillate: [PFAD]

  • Packing : 1 unit 20 FT Container
  • Country Of Origin : Malaysia
  • Loading Port  : Malaysia  
  • Packing :  180Kg. net. X 80 New Steel Drum = 14.4 MT Per 20 FT FCL
  • Packing :  BULK – ISO TANK  = 18 MT Per 20 FT ISO Container Load
  • Packing :  BULK – FLEXI TANK  = 20 MT Per 20 FT ISO Container Load Product Stored in Sealed Containers in a cool and dry Place is stable for at least 2 Year.
  • ► This product is of 100% vegetable origin and Kosher certified.

Palm Fatty Acid Distillate – PFAD

  • Palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) are generally used in the soap industry, animal feed industry, and as raw materials for oleochemicals industries, 
  • In the manufacture of candles, cosmetics and toiletries. Other application include their use as food emulsifiers, an aid in rubber processing , in flavours and fragrance industries as well as in pharmaceutical products.
  • PFAD is obtained as a by-product or distillate during the Palm Oil refining process.
  • Palm Fatty Acid Distillate is available in White and Yellow Colors. Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) contains a very high free fatty acid level and is mainly principal use is in the manufacture of quality soaps, animal feed.
  • Palm Fatty Acid Distillate is widely used in various industries. Such as in the manufacturing of candles, cosmetics, toiletries and pharmaceutical products. In Oleo chemical Industries. And Used as a raw material in Vitamin E manufacture. As well animal feed manufacturing.
  • Appearance: Light brown solid at room temperature, melting to brown liquid on heating.
  • This oil is utilized where odour and colour stability are a primary importance.
  • This product is originated 100% from vegetable-based oil.
  • Vitamin E has been extracted commercially from PFAD for encapsulation