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Emery Oleochemicals commercialises production of RSPO Segregated derivatives, setting the sustainability tone in the Home and Personal Care industry

Bangkok, Thailand 4 November 2014 -  Since receiving its Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification in 2013, Emery Oleochemicals furthers its drive to provide renewable-based products with the recent commercialization of RSPO Segregated (SG) fatty alcohol solutions. Centered on the company’s aim to propel its customers’ very own time-bound sustainability commitments, the Home and Personal Wellness business unit will offer SG certified specialty oleo derivatives through the EMERCOL™ series.

With applications ranging from co-emulsifiers to emollients to viscosity controllers to stabilisers and dispersants, products in the EMERCOL™ series promise to deliver performance and economic benefits. The EMERCOL™ series meet increasing sustainability demands in the making of personal care items including lotions, creams, make-up preparation and bases, deodorants and hair conditioners.

“The SG commercialization better positions Emery Oleochemicals in leveraging our vertical integration to consistently supply various industry grades of commodity, semi-specialty and specialty chemicals that can be manufactured as both RSPO Mass Balance (MB) and SG certified. We are proud to be progressively innovating with our customers in the area of sustainable solutions benefitting their product development goals and enhancing value chain capabilities,” offered Kamal Hezry, Global Business Director, Home and Personal Wellness.

This capability is demonstrated by the integration of Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm and palm kernel oil; and one of the founding members of RSPO, and Emery Oleochemicals that enables access to stable supply of SG Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil. With a combined supply chain proximity of 20kms from certified plantations to certified oleo products, this integration will enable consumer product manufacturers to extend their participation to transform the oleo derivatives industry towards being more sustainable.

“In manufacturing SG solutions especially, means to further our sustainable ‘feedstock to product’ eco-system. Together with SDP, we provide a platform for efficient production, enhanced product traceability and positive socio-environmental impact,” explained Hans Peter Eckardt, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.

Manufactured primarily out of the Telok Panglima Garang (Malaysia) facility, Emery Oleochemicals is able to provide better lead-time control for customized solutions at this multi-faceted site. Boosted by similar operations in Düsseldorf, Germany, also RSPO Supply Chain Certified, the company is positioned to meet both the sustainability and regulatory compliance requirements that include the Japanese Standards of Cosmetic Ingredients, pharmaceutical industry criteria set by the United States Pharmacopeia , National Formulary and European Pharmacopeia and are available in Halal and KOSHER Passover certified grades as well.

With the timely introduction of these SG ingredients and by extending its RSPO product portfolio offerings, Emery Oleochemicals fulfils yet another market-ready product development and sustainability milestone. In line with its customers’ evolving sustainability needs, the company’s "green" goals, led by the motto ‘act sustainably’, encapsulates its focus in ‘continuous innovations to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future’.

Since its establishment in 1840, Emery Oleochemicals’ natural-based solutions portfolio today spans five other business units, namely, Agro Green, Bio-Lubricants, Eco-Friendly Polyols, Green Polymer Additives and OleoBasics. These businesses cater to the application needs in high-growth industries such as agriculture, automotive, construction, electrical and electronics, food and beverage, furniture and bedding, home and personal care, lubricants, packaging, pharmaceutical and textiles, amongst others.

About in-cosmetics Asia 2014

A three-day event, in-cosmetics Asia is an industry-leading event providing personal care ingredient suppliers with the ideal platform to showcase the very latest products and innovations. To be held for the 7th time, the event is billed as the region’s only personal care ingredients exhibition with a pan-Asian focus, providing some 6000+ visitors with the opportunity to meet more than 360 suppliers from 30 countries, source ingredients and discover over 240 new products. The exhibition hosts Marketing Trends Presentations, Workshops and Innovation Seminars and has dedicated topical areas such as Packaging Zone, Country Focus and Product Trails.

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