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180 Year Heritage and Innovation Developing Renewable Solutions 

We proudly trace our 180 year heritage in oleochemicals to The Emery Candle Company, a storefront in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA that manufactured and produced tallow for oil lamps beginning in 1840. Today, having established a globally recognized brand that is synonymous with the production of high quality, natural-based chemicals, Emery Oleochemicals’ philosophy of Creating Value is principled on our ability to offer back-end integration, sustainable access to renewable feedstock and our in-depth technical expertise.

With products that are predominantly made from natural oils and fats, our wide-ranging product portfolio caters to the diverse and unique needs of an evolving marketplace.

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Cleaning Chemicals

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Food & Beverage

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Textiles & Leather

Market Segments

Our fatty acids are made entirely from natural oils and fats derived from renewable raw materials. Through our EMERY® and EMERSOL®  product suites, we produce an extensive range of distilled, fractionated, polyunsaturated, oleic acids, stearic acids and food grade fatty acids that are used in food and beverage, cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceutical and metalworking applications among others.

These natural-based solutions are developed using our extensive knowledge and technical expertise of esterification and other processing techniques - some developed by Emery's pioneering innovators over 180 years ago.

Our solutions are also used in a wide array of applications such as:

  • Candles and Wax
  • Carrier Fluids
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Defoamers
  • Deinking
  • Detergent Agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • Industrial Intermediates
  • Lubricants
  • Plasticizers
  • Rubber Intermediates
  • Surfactants
  • Solubilizer
  • Textile and Leather Auxiliaries

In the 1970s, we began to produce 99.8% grade glycerin through our plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. This was a quality of the highest grade at that time. Today, our high-quality glycerin solutions serve an increasing number of customers worldwide through our EMERY® and glycerin brands that are sought after for use in end-use industries including pet treats, industrial applications, dental care, cosmetics and tobacco.

We manufacture glycerin by splitting natural oils and fats obtained from renewable resources. As a result of our extensive industry expertise and continual innovation, our glycerin products are available in a wide variety of technical grades, from 86% up to 99.8%. They are often used in other applications as well, including:

  • Cellulose Films
  • Deicing & Antifreeze
  • Emulsifiers
  • Ester Intermediates
  • Humectants
  • Moisturizers
  • Nitration
  • Plasticizers
  • Polyols / Polyurethanes
  • Resins
  • Solubilizers


Emery Oleochemicals’ bio-based product portfolio includes a selection of monoesters and polyol esters, both saturated and unsaturated. In addition, we have the ability to manufacture a wide range of fatty acid esters based on our proprietary fatty acids and a selection of industrial alcohols.

Our family of EMERY® E general purpose esters which have high renewable content help formulators meet technical market requirements in many applications including:

  • Bio-diluent, solvent, or plasticizer in ink, adhesive, coating and agrochemical applications
  • Cleaning and stripping products
  • Industrial lubricants or release agents
  • Lubricants in plastic additives
  • Emollient and dispersing additive in personal care applications
  • Replacement for mineral, vegetable and selected silicone oils
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