INFORM magazine is an AOCS member benefit providing information about the latest scientific advances, business developments, trends, and critical issues in the areas of oils, fats, and related materials.

March 2018
March 2018
Volume 29 (3)

Featured Articles

Lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey
As Hurricane Harvey approached the heart of the US oil refining and petrochemical industries in late August of 2017, many companies activated well-rehearsed emergency plans. AOCS members and member companies describe how their operations weathered the storm, and how advanced preparations helped mitigate the impacts.

Oil modification: solution or problem for 3-monochloro-1,2-propanediol (3-MCPD) and glycidyl esters (GE) mitigation?
Much is known about how to mitigate such process contaminants during edible oil refining, but how do we deal with these compounds in oil modification? Processing experts examine how these compounds are affected during fractionation, interesterification, and hydrogenation.

Poly-phenolic branched-chain fatty acids as potential bio-based, odorless, liquid antimicrobial agents
Derivatives of fatty acids produced from two streams of renewable resources demonstrate promise as antimicrobial agents.

PAGs: reducing ester vulnerability to hydrolysis
Contact between lubricants and the sea can lead to hydrolysis and premature failure, but a triblock copolymer dramatically improves the hydrolytic stability of vegetable oils and synthetic esters.

How AOCS networking advanced oilseed processing throughout Africa
A professor with the National Oilseed Processing Research Institute (NOPRI) in Sudan, describes how joining AOCS led to the establishment of a center for oilseed processing research for the whole of Africa.


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