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Sunflower Methyl Ester

Sunflower Methyl Ester

Sunflower Methyl Ester is ester of fatty

acids derived from Sunflower as the main feedstock. The physical characteristics of Vegetable Methyl Esters are closer to those

of fossil diesel fuels than pure vegetable oils, but properties depending on the type of

vegetable oil. A mixture of different fatty acid methyl esters is commonly referred to as biodiesel, which is a renewable alternative fuel. Sunflower Methyl Ester has physical properties similar to those of conventional

diesel. It is also non-toxic and biodegradable.Some properties of biodiesel are different from those of fossil diesel and for correct low

temperature behavior and for slowing down oxidation processes biodiesel requires a different set of additives than fossil diesel. Impurities, such as metals, in Sunflower Methyl Ester must be limited for use as a motor fuel


Sunflower Methyl Ester has numerous

applications in several industries. Amongst many uses, the most important one is its application as an alternative green fuel for petroleum based products. Some of Sunflower Methyl Ester’s applications are listed below:

 Substitute diesel;

 Transportation fuel;

 Power generation fuel;

 Agrochemical Solvents;

 Polymers;

 Lubricants;

 Coating;

 Food;

 Corrosion Inhibitors;

 Paint Removers;

 Degreasers;

 Agricultural Adjuvants;

 Metalworking fluids.

Sunflower Methyl Ester can replace

mineral spirits, toluene, VM&P, acetone,xylene, d-Limonene and other hazardous solvents. Sunflower Methyl Ester provides extra high solvency and slow evaporation rate that aids in longer solvent contact with