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Acme-Hardesty has been in business for more than 70 years. Since 1942, we have been supplying oleochemicals, castor oil & derivatives, and market focused products. We are one of the largest importers, marketers, and value added resellers of oleochemicals and castor oil products in the United States. In 1980, Acme-Hardesty pioneered the Green revolution by importing and reselling bulk and packaged palm based oleochemicals from Malaysia and Indonesia. Our global supply partners are world class companies who manufacture quality products based on naturally sourced feedstocks.
Acme-Hardesty continues to add new products to service our key markets. We focus our sourcing efforts on green, naturally derived, renewable and sustainable products to meet our customer s needs.
Our customers range from small LTL customers to Fortune 100 multi-nationals.
Our parent company, Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., has been in business for more than 155 years (est. 1857) and continues to be managed by descendants of the founding family. Jacob Stern & Sons is one of the largest processors, marketers and exporters of tallow in the world.
Acme-Hardesty has a long history of providing superior service to our customers.

Acme-Hardesty is your partner in global sourcing of green & sustainable products.

HIIPC: Household, Industrial & Institutional, Personal Care, Cosmetics, Flavor & Fragrances, Food, Beverages, Pet Food, Surfactants, Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, Air Care, Candles and Textiles

Performance Additives: Lubricants, Greases, Metal Working Fluids, Oilfield, Paints & Coatings, Inks, Resins, Adhesives, Plastic Additives, Rubber Additives, Paper, Defoamers, Sintering / Powder Metals

There is a World of Value & Service behind our Oleochemicals and Derivatives.

To exceed our customers' expectations by focusing on chosen markets, continuously improving operations, and challenging our strategies in order to be a world class value added reseller to those we serve.


Glycerine 99.7% USP Kosher
Glycerine 99.7% USP (Special Pharmaceutical Grade) Crude Glycerine

AHCOHOL® Fatty Alcohols:
Lauryl/Myristyl Alcohol (1216 / 1214)
Cetyl alcohol NF (C16)
Cetearyl Alcohol (C1618)
Stearyl Alcohol NF (C18)
Behenyl Alcohol (C22)
C16 / C17 Alcohol

Oleic Acid (Vegetable & Tallow)

Stearic Acid (Vegetable & Tallow)
Triple Pressed Stearic Acid

Fractionated Fatty Acids:
Caproic Acid (C6)
Caprylic Acid (C8)
Capric Acid (C10)
Caprylic/Capric Acid (C810)
Lauric Acid (C12)
Myristic Acid (C14)
Palmitic Acid (C16)
Stearic Acid (C18)
Behenic Acid (C22)
Erucic Acid (C22)

Distilled Fatty Acids:
Coconut Fatty Acid
Palm Kernel Fatty Acid
Tallow Fatty Acid

Hydrogenated Fatty Acids:
Hydrogenated Marine Fatty Acid
Hydrogenated Soy Fatty Acid
Hydrogenated Tallow Fatty Acid

Hydrogenated Glycerides:
Hydrogenated Lard Glyceride
Hydrogenated Marine Glyceride
Hydrogenated Soybean Glyceride
Hydrogenated Tallow Glyceride

Fractionated Methyl Esters:
Methyl Caprylate (M0898)
Methyl Caprate (M1098)
Methyl Laurate (M1298)
Methyl Myristate (M1498)
Methyl Palmitate (M1698)
Methyl Oleate (M1898)
Methyl Caproate-Caprate (M0610)
Methyl Laurate-Myristate (M1214)
Methyl Laurate-Stearate (Palm Kernel) (M1218 PK)
Palm Kernel Methyl Ester (M0818 PK)
Methyl Palmitate-Stearate (Palm Stearine) (M1618 PS)
Methyl Palmitate-Stearate (Palm Oil) (M1618 PO)

Castor Oil & Derivatives:
#1 Castor Oil
12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid (12 HSA)
Hydrogenated Castor Oil (HCO)
Pale Pressed Castor Oil (PPCO)
Castor Wax Stick Grade

Metallic Stearates (Vegetable & Tallow):
Aluminum Stearate
Calcium Stearate
Magnesium Stearate
Zinc Stearate

Sebacic Acid & Derivatives:
Sebacic Acid
Dibutyl Sebacate (DBS)
Dioctyl Sebacate (DOS)

Butyl Paraben
Ethyl paraben
Methyl Paraben
Propyl Paraben
Phenoxyethanol PG & P25 Grades
Phenochem (dry powder version available)
Phenoxyethanol PG & P25 Grades Sharomix (specialty preservative blends) Sharomix (non paraben blends)
Sharomix DMP & DMP II
Sodium Methyl Paraben
Sodium Propyl Paraben
Biomix & Biosecur (natural preservatives)

Esters (Specialty):
Butyl Stearate
EGDS (Ethylene Glycol Di Stearate)
EGMS (Ethylene Glycol Mono Stearate)
IPM (Isopropyl Myristate)
IPO (Isopropyl Oleate)
IPP (Isopropyl Palmitate)
MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride)
Octyl (2-Ethyl Hexyl) Palmitate
TMP C8C10 (Tri Methylol Propane)
TMPTO (Tri Methylol Propane Trioleate)

Cocoamidopropyl Amine Oxide
Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DOSS)
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate
Lauryl Alcohol Ethoxylates
Lauryl Amine Oxide (LAO)
Methyl Ester Sulfonate (MES) (C16 & C1618)
Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS) 95%
Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) 70%
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) 90% Needles
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) 95% Needles
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) 95% Granular NF Surfactants (inquire)

Miscellaneous Products:
Propylene Glycol USP
Methyl Salicylate


Needed bio-based chemicals, and found these guys to offer the best prices. Not to mention the shipping was fast!