Oils & fats

Oils & Fats
Oleochemical Industry

Based on natural feed

Oils & Fats
Oleochemical Industry

Based on natural feed

Systems since the early 1960s

SMS supplies thin film evaporation and short path distillation systems to the oils and fats and oleochemical industry since the early 1960s when the first monoglyceride distillation plant was delivered. Today SMS is specialised in the evaporation, distillation, concentration, purification, and deacidification of a multitude of products:

  • Biodiesel
  • Carotene
  • Dimeric fatty acids
  • Fatty acids
  • Glycerine
  • Lanolin, wool wax alcohol
  • Lecithin
  • Modified oils and fats
  • Monoglyceride
  • Methyl ester, other esters
  • Methyl ester sulfonates
  • Omega-3
  • Red palm oil
  • Talloil
  • Tocotrienol, Tocopherol
  • Vitamin E

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Inside Excellence in process technologies: We are number 1 in thin film evaporation technology and a global leader in drying and high viscosity technology. Take a look inside our technology brochure:



Evaporation Technology

We offer the world’s largest selection of thin film evaporators and build customer-specific equipment for the evaporation of materials which are difficult to process such as viscous, fouling and heat sensitive liquids.

Drying Technology

Depending on the requirement, we combine and customise drying processes and components to suit the product properties so that, for example, toxic or explosive materials can be safely and efficiently processed.

High Viscosity Technology
High Viscosity Technology

Our thin film processors and large volume reactors for the manufacture and preparation of polymers are world leaders and guarantee the very highest quality and efficiency as well as excellent process results.


Concentration of monoglyceride for industrial bakery and other applications
Design, manufacturing, onsite installation and start-up of a complete monoglyceride distillation plant
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Overhaul of an existing Monoglyceride distillation plant
Delivery, installation and start-up of a replacement short path evaporator
Concentration of Omega-3 from fish oil for application as dietary supllement
Design, manufacturing and start-up of a skid mounted short path evaporation unit

Smart process engineering

Whether in high viscosity processing, evaporation or drying, our wide technology portfolio enables us to develop the best configuration, from the selection of suitable equipment through to complex systems.

  • Experience - basic tool of success
    About 7'500 installations worldwide and thousands of trials in our test centre are a sound base for smart process engineering.
  • Knowledge - not only for our equipment
    We combine the know-how about our specialised equipment with in-depth knowledge of many industrial segments and technologies. Therefore, many well-known names in a broad range of industrial sectors rely on our products and services.
  • Up-to-date tools - to support innovation
    Experience and knowledge are not limited to the equipment itself, but also includes modern design tools and technologies like computational fluid dynamics, flow sheet calculation and finite volume methods in mechanical design. 

Precise analysis of your application

By telling us your requirements, we can provide a precise analysis which evaporation technology system you need

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