Oleris® Bio-Based Oleochemicals

Oleris® products are 100% bio-based oleochemicals, of renewable origin (castor oil).

Oleris® products have high purity, are REACH registered, and are GMO-free.


Arkema - A Leader in Sustainable Castor Derivatives

Arkema is a world leader in high performance castor oil derivatives. Most notably, Arkema produces some of the worlds highest performing polymers derived from castor based monomers (especially its flagship amino 11 chemistry). Further, Arkema is a leading global supplier of associated oleochemicals also derived from sustainable castor oil:

  • C7 and C11 cuts with a mixture of natural fatty acid esters. Arkema's unique process has been used at our Marseille, France plant for decades. And now, Arkema has announced a world scale expansion to produce these products in Singapore around the end of 2021. Click here for details.   
  • C8 and C10 cuts with a mixture of fatty acids. The Arkema plant in Hengshui (China). This plant is one of the largest sebacic acid (C10) and derivates production plants in the world.

Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program

Arkema, BASF, Jayant Agro-Organics, and Solidaridad are the founding members of Pragati - the world's first sustainable castor initiative. The goal of the Pragati project is to to enable sustainable castor crop production by:

  • Using good agricultural practices to increase yield and farmer income
  • Efficiently using water resources, and maintenance of soild fertility
  • Driving the a adoption of good waste management practices
  • Enabling better health and safety practices, and respecting human rights

Oleris® Bio-Based Oleochemical Grades Available

Since 1947, Arkema has been a pioneer in chemistry based upon castor oil. Our product portfolio is comprised of a world leading array of specialty polymers and an extensive list of derivative oleochemicals.

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