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Influencing the natural-based chemicals landscape for over 175 years.

Emery Oleochemicals is today recognised for the successful development of high quality, natural-based chemicals - a business that began from a storefront that manufactured and produced tallow for oil lamps in Cincinnati in 1840. In the 175 years since, we have undergone rapid expansion and growth, and have seen various iterations through mergers and acquisitions. Throughout, we have continued to supply high-performance natural–based chemicals to our customers worldwide, and today have 3,000 products and a growing base of leading product brands.

Emery Oleochemicals has gone through many changes over the last 175 years, but we've always believed in sustainable practices.

Discover the journey of a global brand

Throughout the existence of Emery Oleochemicals, the one constant has been our spirit of entrepreneurship and benevolence inherited from our founder, Thomas Emery Sr. Read about our rich history that tells the story of a business with a heart, and the like-minded people who made it so:

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