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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, our global footprint and our in-depth technical expertise.

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

Responsible Palm-Based Production

Creating Value for your business with Supply Chain System Certified SG and MB solutions

Since joining the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), we have been involved in product development and business process improvements that are guided by industry, consumer and customers’ growing requirements. Through stringent quality controls and commitment to providing sustainable solutions, Emery Oleochemicals is today recognized as one of the few chemical companies with the capabilities to commercially produce products that are RSPO Supply Chain System Certified for either Segregated (SG) or Mass Balance (MB).

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Coatings & Adhesives

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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 such as coconuts, oil palms, sunflower seeds, rapeseed and tallow. Through our EDENOR®EMERSOL® and EMERY® 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

Our OleoBasics business provides a broad product portfolio of saturated fatty alcohols made entirely from natural oils and fats derived mainly from palm oil and palm kernel oil. Benefitting our customers with its eco-friendly properties, our chemicals are designed with our years of experience and know how; providing customers with an environmentally friendly alternative to many other chemicals used in the industry today.

By transesterifying and hydrogenating natural oils, we produce an extensive range of fractionated, short chain, long chain and broad cut alcohols. These natural-based solutions complement our total product offering - one of the world’s largest using renewable feedstocks. Commonly used in the home and personal care industry, our products are also sought after for industrial application such as anti-oxidants, flavor and fragrances, fabric softener, plasticizer, and agro chemical intermediates.

Other major applications are:

  • Antiblocking Agent
  • Cleaning Agent
  • Defoamers
  • Detergency Booster
  • Industrial Intermediate
  • Lubricant
  • Melting Point Regulator
  • Plastic Intermediate
  • Solubilizer
  • Stabiliser
  • Surfactants
  • Textile Auxiliaries

In the 1970s, we began to produce 99.8% grade glycerin through our newly extended plant in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was a quality of the highest grade at that time. Today, our glycerin solutions serve an increasing number of customers worldwide through our EDENOR®EMERY® and glycerin brands that are sought after for use in end-use industries including food (as sweeteners in confectionary, bread, cakes, pastries and ice cream), dental care, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and tobacco.

We manufacture glycerin by splitting natural oils and fats obtained from coconuts, oil palms, sunflower seeds, soybeans, rapeseed and tallow. As a result of our extensive industry expertise and continual innovation, our glycerin products are available in a wide variety of technical qualities, 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 is additionally able to provide these products in pharma grades, kosher P.O., Halal guarantee as well as non-GMO materials, if required.

We manufacture methyl esters by transesterifying or esterifying natural oils from oil palms. These 'whole cut ' esters is subsequently processed into various alkyl range cuts by fractional distillation such as broad cut and fractionated methyl esters. Our fatty acid methyl esters are used extensively as intermediates in the manufacture of emulsifiers, wetting agents, stabilisers, textile treatments, and waxes among other uses.

Added common applications are :

  • Biofuel
  • Carrier Fluid for Agrochemicals
  • Fatty Alcohol Intermediates
  • Feedstock for MES (methyl ester sulphonate) for Cleaning Agents
  • Plastics Intermediates
  • Lubricants in Plastics Additives
  • Softener
  • Solvent for Pesticides
  • Surfactants

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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