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 SOAP & GLYCERINE PLANTS
Binacchi has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing soap and glycerine plants. This means that we can provide you the most modern solutions that have been already fully tested, thus ensuring lower project costs and less problems. With Binacchi you select a trustworthy partner, able to be at your side for many years.

Binacchi sells solutions and not simply plants: we are able to satisfy your requests with professionality, customizing well proven technologies to your needs.

There are two main processes to obtain soap: one is using oils and fats as raw materials and the other utilizes fatty acids. The selection of the most suitable solution depends on many technical and economic factors and should be done together with Binacchi.
 
 


SOAP AND GLYCERINE PRODUCTION STARTING FROM OILS AND FATS
The most used oils and fats to produce soap are animal fats (typically beef tallow) and/or vegetable oils (palm oil, palm stearin, palm kernel oil, coconut oil) and caustic soda NaOH.
To produce soap with normal trading standards, oils and fats have to be bleached or RBD (Refined,Bleached, Deodorized).
The saponification reaction produces also glycerine as by-product.

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Saponification Plant transforms Oils / Fats with Caustic soda into Soap and Glycerine. The soap produced is liquid, hot and with a high level of moisture: it must be therefore dried in the next Soap Dryer that produces noodles of white soap.

 

    Liquid Soap                         Soap Noodles


The glycerine produced by the saponification is diluted and contains various impurities (spent lyes). Spent lyes will be refined, concentrated and distilled in three subsequent glycerine plants (Purification, Concentration, Distillation) to obtain pharmaceutical/food grade glycerine.

SOAP PRODUCTION VIA FATTY ACIDS
The alternative route to soap involves a simple neutralization of fatty acids. However the main raw materials are again oils and fats that are first transformed into fatty acids and glycerine by a Splitting Plant. Fatty acids are then distilled to obtain the necessary purity.

In this case the Saponification Plant is very simple but glycerine is more diluted (sweet waters). Sweet waters will be processed in three subsequent glycerine plants (purification, concentration, distillation).

Also in this case the soap produced is liquid and with high moisture therefore a Soap Dryer is necessary.

binacchi & co. via gramsci, 84 - 21045 gazzada schianno (va) Italy - phone +39 0332 461354 - fax +39 0332 464218 - P.O. box 190 21100 varese