Innovative and Sustainable Solutions from the Oleochemicals industry by Peter Greven

The Oleochemicals industry in EU has a turnover of approx. 4 bn€ and employs more than 10,000 employees.

Building blocks extracted from vegetable oil or animal fats are fatty alcohols, fatty acids and glycerin. Derivatives are soaps, metallic soaps, fatty esters and surfactants. Applications are plentiful in B2B and B2C markets.

Biofuels are competing with oleochemicals for limited natural resources and feedstock and the subsidies they receive distort competition.

Peter Greven focuses on metallic soaps, alkaline soaps and dispersants. It operates three plants in Germany, the Netherland and Asia under a JV.

Skin care products are reemphasized as being the roots of the company funded 90 years ago. Peter Greven Physioderm GmbH is the entity in charge of the new redeployment of skin care products.

Microbeads or micro-plastics should be banned in cosmetics and soaps to stop leakage of those into the oceans. Peter Greven participates to the initiative and s launched hand cleaner active soft pearls that are 100% biodegradable.

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