Customer solutions

The goods and services we offer our customers are as diverse as the industries from which our customers originate. Odorless and tasteless neutral alcohol has particular applications in the food industry. Neutral alcohol is also used for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry, but we denature it at 96% oder 99%. We produce technical alcohol for the chemical industry, which is delivered in dehydrated form or also as an azeotropic product. In the field of petroleum, we were one of the first suppliers of bioethanol in Germany. Our products and KWST product mixtures are also in high demand as additives among makers and bottlers of antifreeze.

Common to all products is that we guarantee the safety and reliability of our work and provide quick and professional handling. Our many years of experience and constant optimization processes ensure that we can offer our customers only the highest quality at an optimal price/performance ratio.

Food

Ethanol for the food industry

We have been delivering agricultural alcohol to the spirits industry for over 150 years. We offer grade 410 neutral alcohol absolutely neutral, with or without a raw materials certificate, produced from grain or sugar beets/sugarcane. For special requirements, we offer grade 430, neutral alcohol extra fine with a defined specification of raw materials. Also for manufacturers of vinegar, baked goods, or other foods, as well as extractors, we offer grades of ethanol exactly tailored to the special requirements.

Your advantage

In the food sector, depending upon the order situation and seasonal fluctuations, and also in cases of special needs, we can offer a very rapid deliveries. Our products are constantly analyzed in our own specialist laboratory and the findings are documented. For technical questions or uncertainties concerning the customs regulations or similar issues, we would be happy to assist you. For all products, you can receive a certificate of origin from us. Upon request, you will also receive a Kosher certificate for food production.

We can offer references from suppliers and manufacturers of:

Spirits such as vodka

Vinegar

Baked goods

We offer the following products in this range:

Sort Name/Quality Alcohol level
410 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, Surfin quality min. 96,0 %vol.
430 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, Surfin quality, extra fine min. 96,0 %vol.

Cosmetics

Ethanol in the cosmetic industry

Our ethanol conforms to the very high demands of the cosmetic industry, i.e. it is analytically pure and neutral to taste and smell. The alcohol can be denatured at 96% or 99% upon customer request.

We offer the following products in this range:

Sort Name/Quality Alcohol level
410 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, surfin quality min. 96,0 %vol.
510 Ethanol, Neutral neutral, surfin quality min. 99,8 %vol.
450 02 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, DAB (German Pharmacopoeia) quality min. 96,0 %vol.
520 02 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, DAB (German pharmacopoeia) quality min. 99,9 %vol.
520 06 Neutral ethanol, dehydrated, cosmetic quality min. 99,9 %vol.
410 + IPA +Terbut Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, denatured min. 96,0 %vol.
520 02 + IPA + Terbut Neutral ethanol, dehydrated, denatured min. 99,9 %vol.
611 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, denatured with diethyl phthalate min. 96,0 %vol.
613 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, denatured with diethyl phthalate min. 99,8 %vol.

Pharma

Ethanol in the pharmaceutical industry

High purity, combined with the international quality standard according to the European pharmacopeia (Pharma EU), is the distinguishing feature of this alcohol. Denaturants according to customer wishes are available in both percentage strengths of 96% and 99%.

Your advantage

For our customers in the pharma industry, we offer comprehensive documentation and analysis certificates According to DAB (GERMAN PHARMACOPEIA) or EURO PHARMACOPEIA.

We offer the following products in this range:

Sort Name/Quality Alcohol level
510 Ethanol, Neutral neutral, surfin quality min. 99,8 %vol.
450 02 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, DAB (German Pharmacopoeia) quality min. 96,0 %vol.
520 02 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, DAB (German pharmacopoeia) quality min. 99,9 %vol.
520 06 Neutral ethanol, dehydrated, cosmetic quality min. 99,9 %vol.

Chemistry

Ethanol in the chemical industry

Since the liberalization of the Ethan all market in the mid-1970s, KWST has been selling so-called technical alcohol to various manufacturers in the chemical industry Depending upon the customer specification, the matching grade of ethanol is delivered, mostly in dehydrated form, but also as an azeotropic product. Depending upon the user, various solvents are available for denaturing, such as ethyl acetate, isopropanol, methyl ethyl ketone, tert-Butanol etc. Delivery is usually made in full tankers or rail tank cars. For a relevant need, delivery is also possible via inland vessel.

Your advantage

A key factor for the supply of our customers and partners from the chemical industry is high reliability Thanks to our own plants and the large tank farm. Moreover, our customers benefit from sustainable production, that is confirmed by an official certificate according to ISCC. Our special competitiveness is also a factor of our close proximity to the customer, which affords us outstanding logistical prerequisites (direct access to ship, road, and rail logistics).

We offer the following products in this range:

Sort Name/Quality Denatured with Alcohol level
631 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, DAB (German Pharmacopoeia) quality Toluol min. 96,0 %vol.
632 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, DAB (German pharmacopoeia) quality Toluol min. 99,8 %vol.
64101 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, technical VM 62 min. 96,0 %vol.
64102 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, DAB (German pharmacopoeia) quality VM 62 min. 96,0 %vol.
64201 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, technical VM 62 min. 99,8 %vol.
64202 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, DAB (German pharmacopoeia) quality VM 62 min. 99,8 %vol.
7410 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, technical VM 62 and Bitrex min. 96,0 %vol.
7420 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, technical VM 62 and Bitrex min. 99,8 %vol.
7710 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, DAB (German Pharmacopoeia) quality Cyclohexane min. 96,0 %vol.
7720 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, DAB (German pharmacopoeia) quality Cyclohexane min. 99,8 %vol.
7810 Ethanol, neutral, azeotropic, DAB (German Pharmacopoeia) quality Ethyl acetate, Isopropyl acetate min. 96,0 %vol.
7820 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, DAB (German pharmacopoeia) quality Ethyl acetate, Isopropyl acetate min. 99,8 %vol.
52005 Ethanol, neutral, dehydrated, technically less than 500 ppm water Non-denatured min. 99,9 %vol.

Mineral oil

In the year 2004, KWST was the first supplier of bioethanol in Germany. In the following years, KWST established itself as a company that manufactures, processes, and warehouses bioethanol. Today, we deliver bioethanol to the fuel industry and offer as a service, the storage, transshipment and refinement of bioethanol. As a founding member of ISCC, KWST is certified according to the standard. In cooperation with its subsidiary KWST Bioethanol Rockstedt GmbH, KWST will soon be producing and selling bioethanol derived from waste materials.

Your advantage

Our customers in the petroleum industry benefit from our experience and tradition. In particular, we are grateful for our Mittelland Canal connection and the large tank farm for our great independence, enabling maximum supply safety for our customers. Thanks to the special emphasis we place on sustainability and production, we can offer our petroleum industry customers state-of-the-art and innovative services at a good price and in doing so, be long-term reliable partner.

Antifreeze and denatured alcohol

KWST is an important supplier at home and abroad, not only in the field of de-icing agents for vehicle washer systems but also for bottlers of methylated spirits and fireplace ethanol. We deliver on short-term notice to our customers via tanker or rail tank car not only ethanol as single grades but also as mixtures. A particular requirement of the industry is quick and punctual delivery in the season.

Your advantage

Our regional and international sourcing, thanks to the connection to a first-class logistics network consisting of rail, inland shipping and motorway, we can achieve key competitive advantages. We also have available a large tank farm and own production facilitiesthat assist us in the manufacture and inventory buildup of our product, which in addition to being characterized by a special odour quality. This enables us to quickly produce and deliver even on short-term notice.