Oleo Solutions Ltd


In the UK, Oleo Solutions Ltd are the sole UK agent and distributor of Cognis Oleochemicals. They have gained an excellent reputation for supplying quality fatty acids, fatty alcohols, glycerine, ozone acids, triacetin, plastic and rubber additives.

Oleo Solutions draws on the powers of nature, providing the world's broadest range of oleochemicals derived from renewable raw materials. Based on more than 160 years of experience, our products are offered in various processing grades of uniformly high quality throughout the world.

Building on this basis, the company also provides high performance system solutions for improving productivity and the environmental compatibility of complex manufacturing processes in the plastics industry as well as for oil and gas exploration and other specific and speciality industrial applications.

Cognis Oleochemicals has one of the world's largest portfolios of natural-source oleochemical basestocks. For a broad range of applications we offer our customers high-quality fatty acids, glycerin and triacetin, as well as ozone acids. Cognis Oleochemicals' provides a broad range of innovative additive solutions for the plastics industry.

Fatty Acids
Cognis Oleochemicals has more than 70 years of experience in producing fatty acids and is a world leader in the production and supply of the associated products. Our fatty acids are made from natural oils and fats derived from renewable raw materials such as coconuts, oil palms and sunflower seeds.

We offer a broad product portfolio of environmentally friendly fatty acids:

  • Distilled and modified
  • Polyunsaturated
  • Conjugated
  • Fractionated
  • Stearic acids
  • Oleic acids

Our fatty acids are either conjugated, epoxidized, dimerized, ethoxylated or esterified using various alcohols.


  • Metal soaps
  • Soap bars
  • Fragrances
  • Flavours
  • Cosmetics
  • Rubber
  • Detergents
  • Candles
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Textile and leather auxiliaries
  • Printing inks
  • Wax
  • Plasticisers;
  • Hydrophobing agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • Foam inhibitors
  • Lubricants
  • Amines
  • Esters
  • Alkyd resins
  • Diacylperoxides
Glycerin and Triacetin
Cognis Oleochemicals manufactures glycerin by splitting the natural oils and fats obtained from coconuts, oil palms, sunflower seeds, soybeans, rapeseed and tallow.

As these materials are renewable, our products offer an environmentally friendly alternative to many other chemicals used in the industry today.


  • Plasticisers
  • Solubilisers
  • Moisturising
  • Preserving agents, eg for food and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, pet food, tobacco, resins, paints, coatings and inks
  • We also supply glycerin monostearate for applications in emulsifiers.

Triacetin (glyceryl triacetate) is a higher processing grade of glycerin, again based on renewable raw materials. Its good stability and its compatibility with other chemicals, and also in particular the lack of toxicity of the high-purity product means that it can be used in a wide range of applications.


  • Solvents
  • Solubilisers for flavor and fragrances and other organic substances
  • Plasticiser for cigarette filters (filter tow)
  • Plastics
  • Paints and colors
  • Auxiliary for the foundry industry
Additives For Superior Plastics Processing
Cognis Oleochemicals is a specialist in applied chemistry, particularly in the plastics additives business. Technical advances in manufacturing and processing are continually posing new challenges in today's plastics industry. In developing new additives and components, Cognis Oleochemicals provides innovative solutions that boost performance, enhance processability and improve eco-compatibility.

Smart solutions to suit every type of plastic
Thanks to our technical expertise and our intensive research efforts, Cognis Oleochemicals' specialists can translate new findings into smart problem solutions. All of our developments are based on our profound knowledge of the processing techniques and the specific performance properties required for each type of plastic, including:

  • PVC
  • Polycarbonates
  • Polyolefins
  • Polyurethanes
  • ABS plastics

Worldwide, Cognis Oleochemicals is recognized as a leading manufacturer of chemical products based on natural raw materials.

Ozone Acids
Cognis Oleochemicals is the world's largest producer of azelaic acid. We offer decades of experience in manufacturing and process improvements based on customers' unique requirements. We produce both tallow- and vegetable-derived azelaic acids according to end-application and customer demands.

Ozone acids are transformed into pelargonic or azelaic acid by ozonolysis. Azelaic acid is used among other things to combat acne.

Oleo Solutions Ltd are known in the UK via the trade names of Edenor, Emersol, Emerox, Glycerine, Refined Glycerine, Guerbitol, Ocenol, Hydrenol, Lorol, Spezial, Stenol, Bisoflex, Loxamid and Loxiol.

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