What is Palm Kernel Fatty Acids Distillate?
Palm Kernel Fatty Acid Distillate or commonly known as PKFAD, is a processing residue from crude palm kernel oil (CPKO) refineries with a high amount of free fatty acids. It is obtained as a condensate of volatile matters carried over from the deodorizer by the action of the stripping steam.
It consists of 80%-90% of FFA and has often been used a raw material for soap making, detergent,shampoos, feed compounding and oleochemical and bio-diesel industries.
The light brown at room temperature are produced from the splitting of fats at high temperature and pressure. Other common applications for PKFAD including rubber processing, candles and cosmetic products or use as feedstock.