PFAD Price Trends
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Procurement Resource provides prices of PFAD for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:
- North America
- South America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East
PFAD or better known as palm fatty acid distillate is a by-product formed in the refining of palm oil for the food industry. PFAD appears as a light brown semi-solid substance at room temperature, which further melts into a brown liquid upon heating. PFAD primarily contains free fatty acids (FFA) (>80%) which include oleic, stearic, and palmitic components. Production of food-grade oil from palm oil utilises distilling of palm oil as it improves the oil's taste, colour, odour, and shelf life. Thus, PFAD consists of degraded fats that are undesired and need to be removed to meet the food industry’s quality standards.
- Palm Fatty Acid Distillate
- Fatty acids and fatty alcohols
- Animal feed
- Hardened oils
- Fragrance ingredients
- Production of PFAD via Refining and Distilling of Palm Oil.
In this process, PFAD is produced as the by-product in the refining of palm oil. Palm oil is refined into food-grade oil by the removal of degraded fats and free fatty acids. The distillation of palm oil to refine the oil and separate these unwanted and degraded fats produces food-grade palm oil, which gives PFAD as the residue.
- Wilmar International
- PT TUNAS BARU LAMPUNG Tbk.
- Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad Group
- Nuansa Kimia Sejati, PT
- Future Prelude Sdn Bhd.
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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).