Linseed Oil SuppliersWholesale procurement solutions for flax oils
About Our Linseed Oil Trading Business
Our bulk linseed oil suppliers and trade specialists work with linseed (flax) producers and wholesale buyers around the globe to address the evolving needs of the vegetable oils market. Drawing on Targray’s efficient international supply chain and industry knowledge, our linseed oil traders are focused on creating sustainable value for consumers across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To learn more about our wholesale linseed oil sales and procurement solutions, get in touch with a member of our Edible Oils trading desk today.
About Linseed Oil
Linseed oil – also known as flaxseed oil – is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant. The oil is obtained by pressing, sometimes followed by solvent extraction.
Flax-based oils are sought after as food because of their high levels of α-Linolenic acid. However, linseed oil is most commonly used as a drying oil, as it can polymerize into a solid form. Due to its polymer-forming properties, linseed oil is used on its own or blended with other oils, resins, and solvents as a varnish in wood finishing, as a pigment binder in oil paints, as a plasticizer and hardener in putty, and in the manufacturing of linoleum.
Linseed oil is also an edible oil marketed as a nutritional supplement. In parts of Europe, it is traditionally eaten with potatoes and quark (cheese). It is regarded as a delicacy due to its hearty taste, which enhances the flavour of quark,which is otherwise bland.
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Linseed in Food and Edible Oil
Linseed’s nutritional benefits have resulted in the product becoming increasingly popular as a food in many diets. Bakers and commercial food companies use linseed and linseed oil as an ingredient in everything from breads to cookies.
According to the Flax Council of Canada, Omega-3 enriched eggs from hens fed rations containing flax are also growing in popularity. These eggs contain eight to 10 times more omega-3 fatty acids than regular eggs.
Linseed in Animal Feed
Linseed is characterized by a high alpha linolenic (ALA) fatty acid content. ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid, which contributes to good animal health. As a result, linseed and linseed oil are becoming increasingly common ingredients in animal feeds.
Linseed Oil Industrial Uses
For over 200 years, linseed oil has been produced in North America and Europe for industrial purposes. Up until the mid 20th century, it was primarily used in protective coatings and other manufactured products.
Today, wholesale linseed oil buyers in the industrial sector use the product for an array of applications. It is a drying oil in paints, varnishes, enamel, linoleum, lacquers, printink inks and soap, to name just a few.
Bulk Linseed Oil Supply Solutions
We source, supply and trade wholesale linseed oil to meet the needs of our commercial customers in over 30 countries. Our linseed oil sourcing, distribution and supply chain capabilities help serve the food manufacturing, retail, food service and industrial sectors.
Working alongside key industry associations including the Federation of Oils, Seeds & Fats Associations (FOSFA), our linseed oil traders combine advanced risk management tools and expertise to help manage supply and mitigate risks for linseed oil producers and consumers around the globe.
FOSFA is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body focused on the world trade of oilseeds, oils and fats. It counts over 1,000 members in 86 countries. These include edible oil suppliers, producers and processors, shippers and dealers, traders, brokers and agents, superintendents, analysts, shipowners, ship brokers, tank storage companies, arbitrators, lawyers, insurers and other service providers.
The AFOA is a U.S.-based non-profit organization focused on fostering trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and protein. The AFOA works to promote uniformity and certainty in the standards of such products and in the customs and usages of the trade. Targray first became a member of the AFOA in 2019.