Definition of oleochemical in English:


Line breaks: oleo|chem¦ical
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊlɪəʊˈkɛmɪk(ə)l
, ˌɒlɪəʊ-/


  • A chemical compound derived industrially from animal or vegetable oils or fats.
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    • Other bit part players in the beauty industry include ICI (LSE: ICI), whose Uniqema division manufactures oleochemicals and surfactants for products such as skin creams.
    • In the UK, for instance, Petrofina's offices in Epsom, Surrey, have been closed and the oleochemical operations sold.
    • This tends to make these oils suitable for edible use and only of limited value as oleochemicals.

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