from the forest
Nordic forests are home for many precious substances. Crude tall oil, familiarly called CTO, is one of them. At Forchem, we refine CTO for its numerous modern-day purposes from paints to antibacterial animal feed and work everyday to make and find more applications to build a better and greener tomorrow for everyone.
CTO is part of our everyday life
Crude tall oil, thanks to its unique properties, can be further refined to various fractions. The intermediates – such as fatty acids, sterols and rosins – can be used in numerous applications, many of which are still to be discovered. At Forchem, we research CTO’s many valuable features that often offer a sustainable alternative for non-renewable raw materials in many products. CTO also has antibacterial qualities and nutritional, health-benefitting effects.
”CTO is a sustainable alternative for non-renewable ingredients in many products that serve us in our daily life.”
Our R&D work has been rewarded and Forchem has been recognized as one of the most promising cleantech companies in the world. The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) selected Forchem to the Global Top 30 cleantech list among over 4,500 companies in 2012. In 2019, the Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra, listed Forchem as One of the most interesting companies in the circular economy of Finland.
TALL OIL FATTY ACID (TOFA)
Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) is Forchem’s classic Tall Oil (CTO) product that is very pure fatty acid with a low level of rosin acids and a low level of unsaponifiables through our optimum distillation process.
TALL OIL ROSIN (TOR)
Forchem’s Tall Oil Rosin (TOR) is rosin acid composition refined from Crude Tall Oil. TOR products are unmodified with a various content of abietic type rosin acids to provide a cost-effective and flexible starting point for many end applications and customer-specific processes.
DISTILLED TALL OIL (DTO)
Forchem’s Distilled Tall Oil (DTO) provides excellent properties for use in many chemical reactions and blended products. DTO is a unique combination of fatty acids and rosin acids cannot be found in any other fatty acid.
Fortop600 is a pitch fuel that is blended from tall oil pitch and other monomer tall oil distillates. Being nature grown material, fortop600 offers an environmentally sound and readily applicable liquid fuel alternative to fossil fuels.
OTHER TALL OIL PRODUCTS
In addition to the standard product range of TOFA, TOR, DTO and biofuel, Forchem can produce speciality blends from the various distillation fractions.