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Emery Oleochemicals' Agro Green Business Achieves Certified 100% Biobased Product Label from USDA for EMERION™ Herbicide Products

NOTE: as of March 2019, these 100% biobased USDA certified products have been renamed to: EMERION® W 40 SL OG, EMERION® W 40 SL ONC and EMERION® W 5 RTU OG.

CINCINNATI, OH (Oct. 24, 2017) – Emery Oleochemicals, a world-leading, natural-based specialty chemicals producer, has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for its weed control solutions.

The company's EMERION™ Herbicide products, EMERION™ 7000 Concentrate, EMERION™ 7030 Concentrate and EMERION™ 7020 Concentrate, have each been certified by the USDA as being a 100% biobased product; thus earning the right to display a unique label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. In addition, the EMERION™ 7020 and 7030 Concentrate products are also OMRI® Listed for Organic Production and Organic Garden Use, respectively.

Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available and perform as well as, or better than, their conventional counterparts. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change.

Dan Carrothers, Emery Oleochemicals' Agro Green Global Business Director stated, “We are pleased that our EMERION™ Herbicide 100% biobased weed control products have been formally recognized by the USDA. This supports and reinforces our core business philosophy to offer farmers and growers in the agriculture community more environmentally-friendly and renewable solutions so they can most effectively meet consumer demand to produce food in a safer manner than by using conventional petrochemical-based products.”

EMERION™ Herbicide is a natural-based non-selective, contact weed control for burn down of weeds and grasses. Features and benefits of Emery's EMERION™ Herbicide products include:

  • Visible results achieved within minutes; it kills in hours due to rapid desiccation of undesired foliage
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Tolerance exempt
  • Half-life of 24 hours
  • Efficiency and enhanced production
  • Worker protection with 4 hour pre-harvest interval

“We applaud Emery Oleochemicals for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. “Products from Emery Oleochemicals are contributing to an ever expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum.”

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About Emery Oleochemicals Group

Emery Oleochemicals Group is a leading producer of natural-based chemicals made predominantly from natural oils and fats. We offer an extensive product portfolio, including renewable solutions for the Agro Green, Bio-Lubricants, Eco-Friendly Polyols, Green Polymer Additives, Home & Personal Wellness and OleoBasics markets. With revenue of US600million (2016), the company is headquartered in Malaysia and has manufacturing plants and Technical Development Centers spanning three regions – North America, Europe and Asia. Emery Oleochemicals' global operations are supported by a diverse workforce and an extensive distribution network covering over 50 countries worldwide.

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