Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is made from refining crude palm oil. It is used for many industries such as soap industries, animal food industries and also is used as raw materials for bio-diesel and chemical industries. When extracted, Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) produces Vitamin E which has large purposes in many fields, especially health. Chromatographic separation process of vitamin E adsorption gives a better control.

For further purification, pre-concentrated vitamin E fraction from Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is subjected to a silica-packed fixed-bed column in regular phase. The unsaponified material of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) has long time considered as potential source of valuable phyto-chemicals for instance Vitamin E, and Squalene. Few years ago, many companies searched for solution for challenges faced by bio-diesel industry and made researched on Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD). This is the reason why they examined products that could improve industry economic viability. In the time interval, the bio-diesel industry situation has not improved and the feedstock high cost continued to be bio-diesel producers’ bane.

A low cost alternative of non-food raw material like Jatropha has materialized yet it has not brought and solution for low-cost feedstock alternatives. Most bio-diesel plants still use conventional sodium hydroxide for process of transesterification and it requires expensive refined oil feedstock. Palm oil is one of the more competitive raw materials for bio-diesel production since its price is related to crude petroleum. However, at some stage in the palm oil refining, a lower-value by-product is generated and it is known as Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD). It is produced in the fatty acid stripping stages and also deodorization stages.
Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is potentially a valuable, low-cost raw material for bio-diesel production. Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) also a “food vs. fuel” argument that is much debated non-issue since Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is generally sold as a industrial fatty acids source for non-food requests. Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) has also been used as power plants and industrial boilers fuel.


Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is a by-product of crude palm oil refinery plant. Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is taken as distillate of stripping tower of FFA. Crude palm oil main product is refined bleach and deodorized palm oil. They are fractionated into RDB olein and stearin fractions by cooling down process and filter pressing process. The main component of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is free fatty acids, which are oleic, stearic and palmitic.
The FFA stripping tower has good efficiency process if it content in Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is high while triglycerides are low. Since Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) contains mainly fatty acids and other impurities, its quality is less stable so that it needs short storage. This is the reason why fresh Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) is more preferred to purchase; otherwise bio-diesel quality that is resulted could be affected.

Indonesia is the largest palm oil producers. In 2009, these Indonesia produced crude palm oil up to 20.9 million metric tons – that is why it is not hard to find chemical supplier company for Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD); yet if quality is the priority, then Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) provided by P.T. Nuansa Kimia Sejati should be considered. In Indonesia, P.T. Nuansa Kimia Sejati is a chemical supplier company that provides Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD); P.T. Nuansa Kimia Sejati also provides chemicals for water treatment chemicals, chemical raw material and additive chemicals for different industries. Check information about P.T. Nuansa Kimia Sejati and its products in its website You will find that P.T. Nuansa Kimia Sejati provides the best quality of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD). Contact P.T. Nuansa Kimia Sejati sales and administration support to get more information about Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) and their other products by filling the contact form in the “contact us” page of their website.

PT. Nuansa Kimia Sejati provide Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) specification as refer to PORAM standar, as follow:

Specification :

FFA content min 70%
Moisture and Impurities (M&I) 1% max
Saponificable Matter min 95%


Carbon chain distribution:

ParametersCarbon ChainProcentage distribution
Carbon Composition (%)C184.12

Packing type: