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Ferguson and Menzies Ltd for many years has been one of the foremost suppliers of Pine Oil in the UK, selling Pine Oils and Terpenes to formulators of household and industrial cleaning products. From the Terpene family we also supply Terpineol, Dipentene and Terpinolene, we also supply and distribute the following products from our chemical range:-

Distilled Tall Oil 25/30
Tall Oil Fatty Acid 2%
Resin Dispersions
Resin Solutions.

Pine Oil

Pine Oil is produced from crude sulphated turpentine which in turn is a by-product of the pulp industry.
We supply Pine Oil in varying strengths: 90/85% terpene alcohol, 70% terpene alcohol, 50% terpene alcohol.

Applications and Values contributed by Pine Oil

  • A full but pleasant “piney” odour which can deodorise or mask unpleasant odours.
  • Effective germicidal, fungicidal and insecticidal activity. Excellent for incorporation in household and industrial cleaning fluids.
  • Defoaming in certain applications where foam is a problem, such as coatings and adhesives.
  • Readily solubilised and emulsified.
  • Certain applications in the ceramic industry.
  • Plasticizing characteristics as with epoxy resin based compounds.


Dipentene is another of the terpene “family” and is a by-product of the Pine Oil production.

Applications and Values contributed by Dipentene

Solvency: Terpenes as a class including Dipentenes have a superior solvent power for greases, fats, waxes, resins and rubber. Most of the important uses for Dipentene are based on this property.

Surface wetting and penetrating power: Surface properties of Dipentene are quite useful. It is readily soluble and emulsifiable and easily prepared by these techniques into a variety of cleaners.
Frothing properties: Dipentene has some frothing properties of its own.


Our Terpinolene is used in fragrances for household products and deodorisers, re-odorants and masking agents for industrial purposes.

Distilled Tall Oil 25/30

Our DTO 25/30 has a rosin acid content of 25/30%

Applications and Values contributed by DTO 25/30

  • Alkyd Resins.
  • Metal Working Fluids.
  • Oil Field Chemicals.
  • Soaps and Cleaners.

Tall Oil Fatty Acid 2%

Our TOFA 2% has high fatty acid content and a low content of rosin acids and unsaponifiables.

Applications and Values contributed by TOFA 2%

  • Alkyd Resins.
  • Dimer Acids.
  • Fa-esters.
  • Fa-soaps.
  • Fa-ethoxylates.
  • Fa-amines.

Resin Dispersion

Our Ferquatac 50100X is a suitable tackifier dispersion for moer types and will provide excellent adhesive and cohesive properties to pressure sensitive systems such as stickiness to tapes, labels and tile adhesive.


  • Packaging.
  • Stationary.
  • Industrial Uses.

Resin Solutions

Fergatac Floorseal and Fergatac Unethane Seal.

Fergatac Floorseal is designed for the decorative sealing of cork, wood, chipboard and many other porous and semi-porous surfaces such as concrete and linoleum. It is a clear brown medium viscosity liquid comprising an oleo resinous blend of alkyd and polyurethane resins.

Fergatac Urethane Seal is a polyurethane alkyd designed for long lasting decorative sealing of institutional flooring and other porous build construction material interior surfaces.

Ferguson MenziesFor more information on Chemicals, call us on 0141 445 3555 or use our online enquiry form
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Ferguson & Menzies Ltd.
312 Broomloan Road
Glasgow G51 2JW
Scotland, UK.

Tel: 44(0)141 445 3555
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Ferguson Menzies

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Manufacturers of Opus Lubricants, Opus Construction Products
& Suppliers of Chemicals
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