CINCINNATI - Emery Oleochemicals LLC has earned the Certified Biobased Product Label granted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for six products from the company’s EMEROX® range of renewable-based polyols. This certification, awarded as part of the USDA BioPreferred® Program, verifies that these polyols contain the amount of renewable biobased content that meets or exceeds levels set by the USDA.

The biobased content assessment was performed by a qualified third-party lab and monitored by the USDA. It underscores Emery Oleochemicals’ commitment to sustainable innovation in line with the USDA’s long-term goals.

Emery Oleochemicals’ biobased polyols are currently manufactured out of the company’s newly commercialized $50 million Biobased and Recycled Content Polyols Plant, launched during the facility’s 175th anniversary celebrations. Jay Taylor, Emery Oleochemicals’ Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing Officer and Regional Managing Director, North America, believes that USDA’s accreditation is a timely testament to the company’s strengthening position in the manufacture of natural-based specialty chemicals. “Our products are designed to meet both the sustainability and performance needs of our customers, and we are thrilled that the work we are doing provides customers the opportunity to create a resource-efficient way of life. This certification challenges us to do more on the innovation front.”

The label will be used on certified products from early October of this year.