Neatsfoot oils are specialty oils
primarily used in the treatments of leather to replace the
natural oil removed from hides during the tanning process.
Neatsfoot oils can be used either raw, sulfonated or bi-sulfited.
Neatsfoot oils - used raw, sulfonated or compounded with
other materials – are used in water emulsions to replace
the natural oil.
Soap emulsions have been used, but because of their coarseness,
they do not completely penetrate the leather and are subject
to breakdown caused by the chrome leather acids or by stripped
To overcome the problems inherent with soaps, Neatsfoot oils,
when sulfonated, produce emulsions which are finer in particle
size and produce a greater degree of softness to leather.
The use of Neatsfoot oil in this operation is less subject
to breakdown from tanning chemicals. Since Neatsfoot oil is
non-drying, it will not cause embrittlement or hardening of
the leather on aging. Neatsfoot oil is also used in the manufacture
of lubricants and textile oils.
Shipping containers: Non-returnable drums and tank-trucks
Industrial Lubricants: Lard oils are used primarily as lubricants.
They are used as is or sulfurized as lubricity additives in
metalworking formulations. Due to their polarity, they have
an attraction to metal surfaces while their fatty alkyl groups
are extended, giving excellent lubricating properties.
Typical lubricant applications for Lard Oil
- Cutting Oil
- Lubricating Oils
- Drawing Oils
- Textile Lubricants
- Buffing & Polishing Compounds
- Putty & Caulking Compounds
- Mold Release Compounds
- Quenching Oils
Pharmaceutical Antibiotic Fermentation: Lard oils are widely
used in the pharmaceutical industry in the fermentation of
antibiotics. Due to the high caloric content, lard oils are
an excellent fat source and nutrient. It also gives the additional
benefit of acting as a defoamer during the fermentation process.