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Oleris® Bio-Based

Product overview

Oleris® products are a 100% bio-based range of chemicals, of vegetable and renewable origin (castor oil), in accordance with green chemistry principles. Oleris® products have high purity, are REACH registered, and GMO-free.

Geographic availability
  • Oceania
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Northern America
  • Middle East
News & Events

Latest news

Nov 23 2020
    Corporate Finance Products

Arkema starts up its new PVDF capacity in China

Arkema starts up its 50% capacity increase of Kynar® fluoropolymer for the lithium-ion battery b ...

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Nov 18 2020
    CSR Finance

Arkema joins the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Arkema joins DJSI World in sixth place in the “Chemicals” category among 114 companies a ...

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Nov 17 2020

Arkema joins Clean Water Project in China

On November 12th, Arkema through ArrMaz, its specialty surfactant activities, announced that they ha ...

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Nov 05 2020
    Corporate Finance

Third-quarter 2020 results

Strong improvement in the Group's volumes compared to the second quarter and excellent cash gene ...

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Next events


Jec World

From June 1st to June 3rd 2021

Paris Nord, Villepinte

The Group will be presenting its comprehensive range of thermoplastic resins, adhesives, additives a ...



From April 13th to 16th 2021

Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, PR China

Learn more about 100% bio-based Oleris® Oleochemistry

Depending on the chemical process used, the linear 18 carbons chain on castor oil (ricinoleic acid) can be cracked differently into two new chemical species:

  • a C7 and C11 cuts with a mixture of natural fatty acids esters. This unique process in the world has been used in Arkema's Marseille plant for decades.

  • a C8 and C10 cuts with a mixture of fatty acids. The Arkema's newly acquired Casda plant in Hengshui (China). This plant is one of the largest sebacic (C10) and derivates production plant in the world.