d-Limonene Compatibility Chart

 

Information based on resistance to 100% straight d-Limonene. Compatibility should be determined by individual users on a case by case basis.

Aluminum Very good
Carbon/ceramic Very good
Carbon/graphite Very good
Carpenter 20 Very good
Cast bronze Very good
Ceramagnet
Very good
Ceramic
Very good
CPVC Very good
Delrin (Reg. TM E.I. duPont deNemours & Co.) Very good
Epoxy Very good
Kel-F (Reg. TM E.I. duPont deNemours & Co.) Very good
Knyar (PVDF) (Reg. TM Pennwalt Co.) Very good
Nylon Very good
Phenolic Very good
Ryton to 200º F (Reg. TM Phillips Petroleum Co.) Very good
Stainless steel (304) Very good
Stainless steel (316) Very good
Stainless steel (440) Very good
Teflon (Reg. TM E.I. duPont deNemours & Co.) Very good
Titanium Very good
Hastelloy C Very good
Viton (Reg. TM E.I. duPont deNemours & Co.) Very good
Buna N Not recommended
PVC Not recommended
Polyethylene Not recommended
Polypropylene Not recommended
Natural rubber Not recommended
Neoprene Not recommended
Nitrile Not recommended
Tygon (Reg. TM) Not recommended

Stainless steel tanks are the best choice for storage. Steel drums should have an phenolic liner. If plastic is used we recommend packaging with fluorinated barrier.

In general, polyethylene and polypropylene should be avoided. PET (the material from which soda bottles are made) may be the best single polymer. Polymer composites with better properties are also available at a higher price. Avoid contact with materials that can rust. Improper use and storage may result in oxidation. Use CO2 or nitrogen blanket for bulk storage and minimize head space in filled containers.

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Renewable and Sustainable Citrus Oils Lifecycle

The citrus oils manufacturing process is part of a renewable and sustainable closed loop within the citrus industry. Florida Chemical delivers a stable, high-quality citrus oil supply because we have a long-established position within the citrus industry. Not only do we provide you with environmentally responsible products—we are a supply partner that you can count on.

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d-Limonene Manufacturing

d-Limonene is the major component of the oil extracted from the citrus rind during the citrus juicing process. When the fruit is juiced, the oil is pressed out of the rind, then separated from the juice and distilled to recover certain flavor and fragrance compounds.

After the juicing process, the peels are conveyed to a steam extractor. When the steam is condensed, a layer of oil floats on the surface of the condensed water. This removes the bulk of the oil from the peel.

Food Grade d-Limonene is extracted through the juicing process and Technical Grade d-Limonene is removed through the peel steam extraction process.

 

Florida Chemical Company Research and Product Development Lab

We offer a complete Research and Innovation lab with advanced analytical equipment, that is complimented by a first class quality control lab.

Our experienced team of citrus and formulation chemists can assist you with:

  • New product development
  • Consumer/Retail product formulations
  • Industrial/Institutional product formulations
  • Surfactant selection
  • Patented solvent formulations and green solvents
  • Co-ingredient identification Product testing, evaluation and matching grade
  • d-Limonene is removed through the peel steam extraction process.
 

Technical Support

We offer a complete quality control and R&D lab with advanced analytical equipment.

Our experienced team of citrus and formulations chemists can assist you with:

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