The cotton-seed oil plant which was established in 1955/56 in order to utilize from the cotton's by-product the cotton seed, is a giant establishment composed of margarine oil, detergent, soap, glycerine, fatty acid and crude oil units.

The main processing and production types in our plant are indicated below in respect of their capacities :


Name of Unit

Type of Production


II. Refinery Unit

Refined Liquid / Hydrogen Oil

40,000 tons/year

Hydrogen Unit

Hydrogen Oil

27,000 tons/year

Margarine Oil Unit

Margarine oil for
cooking & breakfast

40,000 tons/year

Soap Unit


5,000 tons/year

Detergent Unit

Liquid, Powder, Matic Detergent

5,400 tons/year


Name of Unit

Type of Production


Crude oil plants

Processing of crusts suitable for oil extraction

Cotton seed 240,000 tons/year
Sunflower seed 195,000 tons/year
Soybean or rapeseed 150,000 tons/year

I. Refinery Unit

Neutral Oil

68,000 tons/year

Tarin, Tama, powder and liquid detergent, soap, oil cake, trash and other products which are produced in our cotton-seed oil plant are evaluated by selling them both in domestic and international markets.


After ginning, some amount of naps remain on cotton seed-beds. The removal of those short fibres out of seeds is called delintation and the seed passing through this process is called a delinted seed. The fully naked seed has a lot of advantages compared to seeds with naps. Therefore ;

  • The germination percentage of seed-beds increases due to the elimination of the weak and empty seeds. Therefore, 2-3 kgs. would be sufficient for 1/10 hectar.

  • Easy planting and rapid germination are achieved and stronger cotton seedlings are obtained.

  • Work power is saved in hoeing and in making sparse.

  • Diseases carried by seeds and harmful factors are controlled.

  • As the seedlings are disinfected authomatically, they would not be exposed to destruction in the early period.

As the usage of delinted cotton seed-beds in Turkish Aegean Region decreases the quantity in %50 rate when compared to seeds having naps, about 5000 tons of cotton seeds per year has been gained to economy by processing them as crusts for extracting oil.

Daily seed preparation capacity of our Söke delintation plant which started to production with 3 shifts in March 1996, is 80 tons. In our plant, naps in seed-beds are treated with diluted sulfiric acid and neutralized with sodium hydroxide. Seed-beds are selected according to the size and weight, disinfected against plant rottenness, weighed automatically, are packed and then present to the usage of cotton producers. Delinted seed-beds are prefered and admired by producers for being %100 pure, having high germination ratio, being disinfected and for germinting rapidly in soil compared to seed-beds having naps.