Industrial alcohol

Strong partner for the cosmetics, solvents and pharmaceutical industries

We operate as Cristalco’s exclusive representative for industrial alcohol and through our joint venture company Cristalco Suisse. Our product portfolio comprises various qualities of ethanol with an alcohol content of 80-99.9% in order to meet the requirements of every customer.
We have the right product for you, whether it needs to comply with GMP, the European Pharmacopoeia, the European Biocidal Products Regulation or Cosmetics Regulation.

SALCO is your expert if you want to purchase denatured alcohol. The use of common denaturing agents is standard, so we are also available for special denaturation and to find compliant and customized solutions for you. If you have questions about this we are happy to advise you by telephone or e-mail.

What can we do for you?

Our strength is the fastest possible supply of various types of alcohol and unusual spirits.

Purchase denatured ethanol: SALCO offers the best quality and reliable logistics

As the strategic industrial alcohol supplier to Europe’s leading businesses, we have always been committed to the highest quality – of the product and our sales channels, regardless of a company’s size and scope of supply. It goes without saying that out production plants are certified to the latest standards. Our trans-European network of production partners ensures short routes to the customer and optimum delivery times.

Our denatured alcohol is sustainable, with minimal CO₂ emissions.

Our denatured ethanol is sustainable and produced with the lowest possible CO₂ emissions. The industrial alcohol is either produced from agricultural (renewable) raw materials or recycled as part of the circular economy. Our environmentally friendly manufacturing processes actively contribute to minimising our ecological footprint as an ethanol supplier and producer.

All the advantages of our industrial alcohol at a glance

  • Excellent quality
  • Manufactured to meet your requirements
    (GMP, European Pharmacopoeia, Biocide Regulation, Cosmetics Regulation, etc.)
  • Even special denaturations are achievable
  • Extensive experience and expertise
    (delivery of 150+ million litres of pure alcohol per year)
  • Minimised CO₂ manufacturing process
  • Certifications to the latest standards
  • EU-wide exemption from excise tax for denatured alcohol

Frequently asked questions

  • What is industrial alcohol?

    Industrial alcohol is obtained either by distilling a mash from agricultural raw products (agricultural alcohol), or by the chemical synthesis of water and ethane with the addition of sulphuric acid (synthetic alcohol). It can also be obtained by recycling contaminated ethanol (recycled ethanol). Industrial alcohol is reprocessed into solvents, preservatives and disinfectants and the product is used in the medical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

    If alcohol is denatured according to European Union regulations it can be exempt from excise tax.

  • In which sectors is 96% denatured ethanol used?

    Denatured ethanol with 96% alcohol by volume is primarily used in the domestic and cosmetics sectors, such as to manufacture disinfectants, glass cleaners and screen wash, laundry detergents or perfumes.

  • In which sectors is denatured ethanol with 99% alcohol by volume used?

    Denatured ethanol, with 99% alcohol, is also termed high purity ethanol. Industrial alcohol of this type is used in particular in laboratory applications, e.g. for extraction, cleaning and preservation. 99% ABV ethanol is also suitable for products in the following sectors:

    • Cosmetics
    • Personal care
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Fuel
    • Food processing

SALCO: your supplier for industrial alcohol and more

Do you want to procure high-quality ethanol or other alcoholic products, such as neutral alcohol or spirits, from a reliable supplier? Then you’ve come to the right people!

Benefit from our lengthy experience and dedication to the highest quality and service standards. Contact us if you have questions or are interested in cooperating. Our skilled experts are happy to take the time to advise you personally. We look forward to hearing from you.