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CREATING VALUE through innovative, customizable and high-performance solutions

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Oleic acid and glycerine are utilized in soap manufacturing, as an excipient in pharmaceuticals and as a solubilizing agent in aerosol products.

Thomas Emery Sr., Emery Oleochemicals' founder, started a tallow and candle business in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. A decade later, The Emery Candle Company offered customers sturdier, whiter, dripless candles made of stearic acid. Soon, the expanded product line also included elaine oil (oleic acid) and sweetwater (glycerine).

By 1872, the company was involved in fatty acid exploration while growing an existing product line that included elaine oil (oleic acid) and sweetwater (glycerine). Click here to learn more about our rich and innovative history.

Today, over 180 years later, Emery Oleochemicals is a name synonymous with the production of high-quality, natural-based chemicals commonly made from natural oils and fats. Emery Oleochemicals is the largest oleochemicals manufacturer in the Americas and the largest global manufacturer of azelaic acid. 

Our business is focused on high-value derivatives. Through our five dedicated product solution platforms, we provide you with customizable, high-performance, market-based solutions.

Agro Green Bio-Lubricants Eco-Friendly Polyols Green Polymer Additives OleoBasics

Emery Oleochemicals applies its philosophy, Creating Value, to our wide-ranging product portfolio for use in the automotive, building and construction, lubricants, packaging, agriculture, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electrical and electronics, furniture and bedding, home and personal care industries and more.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, our global manufacturing facilities and sales and marketing offices are in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. We are supported by a diverse, dedicated workforce as well as an extensive distribution network covering over 50 countries globally.

Sustainable solutions through responsible natural-based chemical production

Guided by our philosophy and premised on our core values, Emery Oleochemicals believes we have a responsibility to produce effective renewable and sustainable solutions that contribute toward the development of more efficient end user goods and industrial products for our customers.



Emery Oleochemicals LLC
4900 Este Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45232

+1 513 762 2500

  • Production, Sales & Service:
  • Germany
  • USA
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sales & Service:
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
    Tuen Mun
  • Malaysia
  • Klang
  • Netherlands

Year Founded: 1840

Largest Oleochemicals Manufacturer in the Americas

Largest Global Provider of Azelaic Acid

5 Product Solutions Platforms

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