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Emery Oleochemicals Opens Technical Development Center for Bio-based Polyols

Published on 2016-04-07. Author : SpecialChem

Cincinnati, OH, USA -- Emery Oleochemicals, one of the world‘s leading natural–based chemicals producer and largest oleochemicals manufacturer in North America, has announced the completion of its new 7,500 square foot Technical Development Center (TDC). This center will also serve as the Global Center of Excellence for Emery Oleochemicals‘ Eco-Friendly Polyols business, dedicated to providing the polyurethane and polyisocyanurate industry with innovative bio-based and recycled content polyol solutions.

Emery Oleochemicals Opens Technical Development Center
Fig. 1: Emery Oleochemicals Opens Technical Development Center

Currently focused on expanding its reach in the United States‘ bio-based polyols market, the TDC is located at Emery Oleochemicals‘ Cincinnati manufacturing facility – where the company‘s North America headquarters is also located. Realization of this project underscores Emery Oleochemicals‘ commitment to growing its product portfolio in sustainable, high-performance polyol solutions for a broad range of polyurethane applications marketed through its specialized Eco-Friendly Polyols business.

Mark Kinkelaar, Global Business Director, Eco–Friendly Polyols said of the opening, “Our polyols lab housed in the TDC is specifically designed to develop and deliver high performance polyols, from raw materials to final application. We work directly with our customers to develop the right product for their specific application; optimizing performance, improving environmental properties while reducing time–to–market.

Backed by a strong team of in–house technical experts, the Eco–Friendly Polyols business is well–positioned to serve the industry’s needs for performance and sustainability."

The new lab provides Emery Oleochemicals‘ Eco–Friendly Polyols customers with value–add services through its dedicated Application Testing and Development facilities, in addition to a co-research infrastructure to provide differentiated solutions for other Business Platforms.

In addition, the TDC reinforces the company’s global strategy of becoming a key player in the natural-based specialty chemicals market, explains Douglas da Silva Rosa, Chief Technology Officer of Emery Oleochemicals. ”Our continued investments here in the US are integral to Emery Oleochemicals‘ broader research and innovation agenda, allowing us to build a portfolio of differentiated products in the marketplace and drive new growth opportunities. Creative solutions, such as the INFIGREEN® recycled content polyols, will be the cornerstone to the success of our innovation pipeline. By committing to growing our research and capabilities and in–house technical expertise enables us to be more agile in our operations; converting insights into innovative and sustainable products. ”

About Emery Oleochemicals Group

Emery Oleochemicals is one of the leading producers of natural-based chemicals made predominantly from natural oils and fats such as plant-based oil and tallow, it offers 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 US$1billion (2014), the company is headquartered in Malaysia with manufacturing plants spanning three continents - Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. Emery Oleochemicals’ global operations are backed by a diverse workforce and an extensive distribution network covering over 50 countries worldwide.

Source: Emery Oleochemicals Group

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