Crude Tall Oil Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,
Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 – 2027
Crude Tall Oil Market: Introduction
The material produced during the wood pulp production process is known as crude tall
oil. In Swedish, ‘tall’ means ‘pine,’ which denotes crude tall oil, which is produced while
pulping of softwood pine trees.
Black liquor is generated while pulping of pine trees. This is available in the form of
residue, which consists of valuable chemicals that are fed back into the pulping process.
The remaining residue is in the form of tall oil soap, which is collected at the mills and
further process is carried out to make crude tall oil.
Crude tall oil is the mixture of rosin, fatty acid, and other neutral materials, which form
water-in-oil compound and stabilizes mud systems at high bottom-hole temperature
Crude tall oil can be further purified through the fractionation process to separate it into
the components of tall oil resins, tall oil fatty acids, heads, pitch, and distilled tall oil.
Crude Tall Oil Processing and Derived Products
Crude tall oil can be processed through various processes such as distillation, direct
energy use, refining, modifying/mixing, and direct use
The products formed after distilling crude tall oil are tall oil fatty acid (TOFA), tall oil rosin
(TOR), distilled tall oil (DTO), tall oil pitch (TOP), and tall oil heads (TOH), which can be
further used as fuel additives, adhesives, printing inks, food adhesives, dimer acids, etc.
After refining, crude tall oil can be used as crude tall diesel and renewable diesel. It can
also be used in suspension stabilizers.
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