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 Dipentene and Terpinolene.

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.

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.


WHAT IS DIPENTENE?  Dipentene  is a by-product in the production of Terpineol or Champhene.  It is mainly composed of Terpene hydrocarbons with a refreshing pine, lime aroma.  The excellent solvency of Dipentenes along with it’s wetting and dispersing properties make it suitable for use in rubber processing and reclaiming, in paint and varnish applications, in cleaners, waxes and polishes and in oil drilling operations.

Dipentene: A Low-cost Substitute for D-Limonene

Dipentene could be used in most applications as a substitute or extender for citrus d-limonene.

Dipentene is mainly composed of terpene hydrocarbons and the content of D-Limonene is around 20%-50%, which make it possible for Dipentene to be used as a substitute or extender for citrus D-Limonene in many applications, such as household and industrial cleaner fragrance, deodorizor, wax removals, pesticides and oil extraction.  Dipentene is a least expensive alternative to citrus D-Limonene with high solvency.


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

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