The 4 Forms of Coconut Oil


Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are mixed triglycerides of saturated fatty acids with a chain length of 6 to 12 carbon atoms, mainly C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capric acid). MCT Oil can be obtained in two ways, by chemical recombination of refined fatty acids coming from coconut oil with glycerine, or directly by molecular distillation of virgin coconut oil. The first product is a synthetic vegetable based ester and is subject to REACH registration. The second one is a 100% natural product, processed with physical treatments only, without any chemical residues, and is exempt from REACH.

MCT oil can be utilized in multiple applications for cosmetics. It functions as a skin conditioning agent – occlusive, since it slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. One of the major advantages of MCT is that, being a fully saturated oil, it is an inert and stable emollient. It finds application in Aerosols, Creams, Ointments, Lotions, Lipsticks.

Crown Machinery recommends the molecular distillation technique as your first choice for producing MCT oil.

Refined Coconut Oil (RBD Oil)
Refined Oil is the most widely used form of coconut oil worldwide. It is also known by the name of RBD Coconut Oil which stands for Refined, Bleached, and Deodorized Coconut Oil. Actually, the oil that is expelled directly from copra is not fit for consumption. This oil is expeller pressed, extracted and treated in a process that does not involve solvents or other chemical processes.

Features of RBD Oil and Processing Line
•Higher yield than other forms of coconut oil
•Raw material is dried meat or copra which is a pretty cheap bulk
•Longer shelf life
•No coconut scent or taste in oil
•Refining technique is very mature which is an important and key factor make the production cost is lowest.
•The entire production process is clean and tidy

Crown Machinery can supply the complete RBD Oil processing line for coconut oil and other vegetable oils.



CME is the acronym for Coconut Methyl Ester or Coco-Biodiesel. Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids like vegetable oil with an alcohol producing fatty acid esters. On the other hand, it is the international name for methyl ester when used as diesel fuel or enhance. CME is not the same as the coco-diesel used in the 70’s. Coco-diesel pertains to the use of crude coconut oil. Unlike Coco-Biodiesel, this crude coconut oil did not undergo the process of esterification.

The properties of Coco-Biodiesel result in more efficient combustion that translates to increased engine power, longer mileage, and less emission.

Crown Machinery has rich experience and success in processing CME. We also provide the techniques and equipment to process other types of oil resources such as Biodiesel (e.g. soybean oil, animal fat, palm oil…etc.).



Virgin Coconut Oil
The MVP (Most Valuable Product)

The term ‘VCO’ is the acronym for Virgin Coconut Oil. Crown Machinery, for more than 10 years, has been committed to use various centrifuges to manufacture and extract VCO. There are 3 main processes to produce VCO: Dry Process, Wet Process, and Fermentation Process. The Wet Process and Fermentation Process is done through the treatment of coconut milk which includes the squeezing of the white meat in harvesting VCO. The Dry Process is done through the pressing of dried meat or copra to obtain VCO. Crown Machinery has mastered all 3 processes and had supplies the necessary equipment for hundreds of VCO projects.

Our Recommendation

For the manufacturing of VCO, we recommend the “Cold Press Centrifuge Extraction Wet Process ” as the first choice for VCO production, This process maintains the processing temperature lower than 60℃ and efficiently keeps the organic and natural components in the final product oil which is colorless, sediment free, and has a natural coconut scent. It also tastes much lighter than the oil extracted from a dried coconut. The complete procedure does not include any addition of any chemical additive as well as the occurence of chemical changes which becomes more quality-driven and cost-efficient in the long run.

Crown Machinery is reliable and credible with VCO manufacturing. Our processing line will be more beneficial for your company compared to any other VCO machine manufacturer.