Arizona Chemical Announces Consolidation of SYLFAT™ Tall Oil Fatty Acid Product Line

Arizona Chemical has announced changes to its SYLFAT™ Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) product line in North America. Effective April 1, 2013, Arizona Chemical will sell just two grades of TOFA from its two North American refineries.

The company will continue to offer the low rosin content SYLFAT™ FA-2 TOFA and will now offer only SYLFAT™ FA-1 TOFA as a higher rosin containing product.

“Our customers continue to ask for consistent quality products,” explained Steve Bassetti, Global Marketing Manager, Chemical Intermediates, “so by consolidating to two TOFA grades, we now can offer a product line with improved consistency with regard to rosin content, acid value and color. The improved production technology that will enable us to offer a more consistent product will also allow us to increase the throughput of our Savannah refinery.”

Arizona Chemical customers purchasing SYLFAT™ FA-2 TOFA will not experience any change in their production specifications. Customers purchasing SYLFAT™ FA-1 SPECIAL TOFA will be advised to purchase the SYLFAT™ FA-1 TOFA with its upgraded specification. Customers purchasing SYLFAT™ FA-1 TOFA will continue to purchase that product with its upgraded specifications.

A comparison of the current and new specifications for all Arizona Chemical TOFA products is shown below.

Specification Typical
Specification Typical Value Specification Typical Value
Old New Old New Discontinued Unchanged
Acid Value 190 min 193-205 min 193 194 193 194 195-205
Color (Gardner) 7 max 5 max 5+ 4+ 5 max 4+ 4 max 3+
Rosin Acid 5.0 max 3.0 max 4.3 2.0 3.0 max 2.0 1.0 max 0.8

Further questions should be directed to the local Arizona Chemical Account Manager.

About Arizona Chemical

Arizona Chemical ( is a world leader of bio-refined products for the adhesives, roads and construction, tires, lubricants, fuel additives, mining and oleochemicals markets. With more than 1,100 employees and state-of-the-art refineries in six countries on both sides of the Atlantic, Arizona Chemical provides sustainable raw materials to hundreds of companies and, in-turn, to millions of consumers all around the world. The company has headquarters offices in the U.S. in Jacksonville, Fla., and in the EU in Almere, the Netherlands.