Life Science

We are also very well positioned in the life science sector. Our production site in Venlo (NL) uses vegetable raw materials only, has very high quality standards and is awarded with many industry-specific certifications. Therefore, we are in a position to meet the highest customer requirements. 

With our broad product portfolio, we cover the branches pharma, food, feed, and cosmetics.

Peter Greven – Your partner for pharmaceutical excipients

Our LIGAMED® brand encompasses high quality additives tailored to the needs and requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.

The LIGAMED® product portfolio covers metallic soaps and fatty acids which are mainly used as separating agents or lubricants for pharmaceutical products.

LIGAMED® represents outstanding quality characteristics and product benefits. The products

  • meet all major pharmacopeia: Ph.Eur, USP/NF, BP, JP, DAB.
  • are produced under IPEC-PQG-GMP conditions.
  • are EXCiPACT certified.
  • are available as kosher and halal certified grades.
  • offer a high specific surface area due to our special production process. Therefore, our products are very efficient, even with low dosage.
  • show outstanding lubricating and separating properties due to their fineness.
  • are produced on dedicated production lines in order to avoid cross-contamination.
  • are all based on high quality, vegetable raw materials.
  • offer lot continuity through continuous controls during production process.
  • offer extraordinary quality and purity.

Sustainability is also important in the pharmaceutical industry, especially when it comes to palm oil based products. We have been a member of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) for many years and offer RSPO Mass Balance (MB) as well as RSPO Segregated (SG) certified products. For further information please take a look at RSPO.
 

Peter Greven – Your partner for food additives

The food industry has strict requirements for the additives used. Therefore, our LIGAFOOD® products were especially developed for this application and are entirely aligned to the regulations of the food industry.

Our LIGAFOOD® product range includes metallic and alkaline soaps

All LIGAFOOD® products

  • are produced according to HACCP Food Safety Standard.
  • meet the FDA guidelines for direct food contact (GRAS).
  • are compliant with the latest Food Chemical Codex (FCC).
  • are based on vegetable raw materials and are at least RSPO Mass Balance (MB) certified.
  • are free from impurities (as for example dioxins, pesticides and heavy metals).

Additionally, our food safety management system is certified according to FSSC 22000 (ISO 22000) since 2010.

Sustainability is very important in the food industry, especially when it comes to palm oil based products. Peter Greven Nederland is a member of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) since 2010 and holds a RSPO SCCS certificate since 2013. In 2018 we decided to switch our whole LIGAFOOD® product line to at least RSPO Mass Balance (MB) certified qualities.  Furthermore, we also offer RSPO Segregated (SG) certified products. For more detailed information please take a look at RSPO.

Application areas for LIGAFOOD® products

Our additives can be used as

  • flowability and anti-caking agents
  • separating agents
  • foaming agents
  • emulsifiers
  • hydrophobing agents
  • coating agents

in food products like

  • candies
  • chewing gum
  • pastries
  • yeast
  • baking powder
  • spices.
     

Peter Greven – Your partner for feed additives

Products for use in animal feeds do not only have to meet the regulations of the food industry but even special, feed-specific requirements. Therefore, feed industry is often even more regulated than the food industry.

According to the EU feed directive calcium, magnesium and sodium soaps are authorised feed additives.

In order to meet the high, industry-specific requirements we introduced LIGAFEED®, a brand for products tailored to the feed industry.

All LIGAFEED® products

  • are based on vegetable raw materials.
  • are free from impurities (as for example dioxins, pesticides and heavy metals).
  • are GMP+ certified.
  • are authorised according to EU feed directive.
  • can substitute silicone-based products.  

Application areas for LIGAFEED® products

Our feed additives can be used as

  • flowability agents
  • hydrophobing agents
  • carriers
  • separating agents
  • emulsifiers
  • coating agents
  • gelling agents

in feed products like

  • amino acids
  • powder mixtures
  • feed pellets
  • salt lickstones.
     

Peter Greven – Your partner for cosmetic additives

The cosmetics sector has a long history with soaps being the oldest cosmetic products according to current knowledge.  In the cuneiform script of the ancient Babylonians, for example, there are recipes for the production of soaps for body cleansing. Even though surfactants have often taken over the soaps’ function as detergents, many cosmetic products still contain metallic and alkaline soaps.

Our metallic and alkaline soaps for the cosmetic industry are based on vegetable raw materials and are approved for cosmetic applications according to INCI registration.

Application areas

Our LIGASTAR® and PALMSTAR® products can be used as

  • separating agents
  • gelling agents
  • processing aids
  • emulsifiers

in different cosmetics, like for example

  • cremes and ointments
  • tooth paste
  • roll-on deodorant
  • mascara
  • eye shadow
  • powder.
     

 

 

Excerpt from our product finder

Pharma

Metallic Soaps

Calcium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
LIGAMED CPR-2-V / CPR-2-KCalcium salt of a vegetable stearic acid max. 0.56.4 - 7.1 max. 3.0140 - 150
LIGAMED CPR-2-K-MBCalcium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 0.56.4 - 7.1 max. 3.0140 - 150
LIGAMED CPR-2-K-SGCalcium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregatedmax. 0.56.4 - 7.1max. 3.0140 - 150

Magnesium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
LIGAMED MF-2-V / MF-2-KMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acidmax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-
LIGAMED MF-2-V-BIMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acidmax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-
LIGAMED MF-2-V E470Magnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acidmax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-
LIGAMED MF-2-V PREMIUMMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acidmax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-
LIGAMED MF-2-K-MBMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-
LIGAMED MF-3-V / MF-3-KMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acidmax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-
LIGAMED MF-3-K-MBMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-
PALMSTAR MF-1-VMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acidmax. 3.0---
LIGAMED MF-2-K-SGMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregatedmax. 2.04.2 - 4.8max. 4.0-

Aluminium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
PALMSTAR AL PHARMAAluminium salt of a vegetable stearic acid--max. 6.0-

Fatty acids

Fatty acids

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)
LIGAMED SA-1-VSpecial fatty acid196 - 211197 - 212max. 4
LIGAMED SA-2-VSpecial fatty acid196 - 211197 - 212max. 4
LIGAMED SA-1-V-MBSpecial fatty acid, RSPO Mass Balance196 - 211197-212max. 4
LIGAMED SA-1-V-SGSpecial fatty acid, RSPO Segregated196 - 211197 - 212max. 4

Alkaline soaps

Sodium soaps

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)
PALMSTAR NAV PCSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid195 - 210198 - 213max. 2
 

Food

Metallic Soaps

Calcium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
LIGAFOOD CPR-2-K-MBCalcium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 0.56.4 - 7.1 max. 3.0140 - 150
LIGAFOOD CAV-MBCalcium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 2.0-max. 4.0-
LIGAFOOD CPR-2-K-SGCalcium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregatedmax. 0.56.4 - 7.1max. 3.0140 - 150

Magnesium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
LIGAFOOD MF-2-K-MBMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 2.0-max. 4.0-
LIGAFOOD MF-3-K-MBMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 2.0-max. 4.0-
LIGAFOOD MF-2-K-SGMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregatedmax. 2.0-max. 4.0-
LIGAFOOD MGV-MBMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balancemax. 3.0-max. 6.0-

Alkaline soaps

Sodium soaps

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)Free fatty acid (%)Humidity (%)
PALMSTAR NAVSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid195 - 210198 - 213max. 2
PALMSTAR NAV-MBSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balance195-210198-213max. 2
PALMSTAR NAV-SG Sodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregated195 - 210198 - 213max. 2
PALMSTAR NAV-ND-SGSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregated195 - 210198 - 213max. 2max. 3max. 2.0

Potassium soaps

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)
PALMSTAR KAVPotassium soap of a vegetable stearic acid194 - 210198 - 213max. 2
PALMSTAR KAV-MBPotassium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balance194-210198-213max. 2
PALMSTAR KAV-SGPotassium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregated194 - 210198 - 213max. 2
 

Feed

Metallic Soaps

Calcium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
LIGAFEED CAVCalcium salt of a vegetable stearic acid max. 0.56.4 - 7.1 max. 3.0140 - 150

Magnesium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
LIGAFEED MGVMagnesium salt of a vegetable stearic acidmax. 2.0-max. 4.0-

Alkaline soaps

Sodium soaps

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)
LIGAFEED NAV-ESodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid195 - 210198 - 213max. 2
 

Cosmetics

Metallic Soaps

Zinc soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
PALMSTAR ZPR-2-VZinc salt of a vegetable stearic acid max. 1.510.4 - 11.2max. 1.0115 - 125

Aluminium soaps

ProductDescriptionFree fatty acid (%)Metal content (%)Humidity (%)Melting point (°C)
LIGASTAR ALG-VAluminium salt of a vegetable stearic acid3.0 - 5.0-max. 2.0165 - 175
LIGASTAR AL DT/C-VAluminium salt of a vegetable stearic acid16.0 - 20.0-max. 1.5 -

Fatty acids

Fatty acids

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)
LIGAMED SA-1-VSpecial fatty acid196 - 211197 - 212max. 4
LIGAMED SA-2-VSpecial fatty acid196 - 211197 - 212max. 4
LIGAMED SA-1-V-MBSpecial fatty acid, RSPO Mass Balance196 - 211197-212max. 4
LIGAMED SA-1-V-SGSpecial fatty acid, RSPO Segregated196 - 211197 - 212max. 4

Alkaline soaps

Sodium soaps

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)Free fatty acid (%)Humidity (%)
PALMSTAR NAVSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid195 - 210198 - 213max. 2
PALMSTAR NAV-MBSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balance195-210198-213max. 2
PALMSTAR NAV-SG Sodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregated195 - 210198 - 213max. 2
PALMSTAR NAV-ND-SGSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregated195 - 210198 - 213max. 2max. 3max. 2.0
PALMSTAR NAV PCSodium soap of a vegetable stearic acid195 - 210198 - 213max. 2

Potassium soaps

ProductDescriptionAV (mg KOH/g)SV (mg KOH/g)IV (gI2/100g)
PALMSTAR KAVPotassium soap of a vegetable stearic acid194 - 210198 - 213max. 2
PALMSTAR KAV-MBPotassium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Mass Balance194-210198-213max. 2
PALMSTAR KAV-SGPotassium soap of a vegetable stearic acid, RSPO Segregated194 - 210198 - 213max. 2
 

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