Palm Oil Developments No.63 (December 2015) p4-11

Applications of Epoxidised Palmbased Unsaturated Fatty Acids

Noor Armylisa’s Abu Hassan* and Rosnah Ismail*

Over the past decade, palm oil has become dominant in the global trade of vegetable oils (which include soyabean, canola, linseed, rapeseed, corn, cottonseed, peanut, sesame and sunflower) despite the controversy raised by the western media regarding the sustainability of its production and health issues. This is due to several advantages offered by palm oil over actual and potential alternatives in terms of versatility, productivity, price and volume availability (Shimizu and Desrochers, 2012). Oil palm is considered a golden crop because of its high efficiency of production (Figure 1). 

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.