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October 2019

Oleon is participating in the INCITE project

About four years ago, Oleon joined a Flemish research project, the INCITE project, together with VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) and two industrial partners from the feed and cosmetics industry. The aim was to jointly develop new technology to make esters in an innovative way: via enzymatic catalysis. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze numerous reactions in our living environment and in our bodies. They allow us to make a number of esters that we already make but at lower temperatures and pressure (ie more energy-efficient), with the formation of fewer by-products (ie with improved odor and color) and with a more natural character compared to our current chemical catalysis system.

However, translating what is known about enzymes to an industrial setting requires some extra effort. In LipaMetics, therefore, various esters were studied on a laboratory scale, with the most promising candidate being isopropyl palmitate from both a technological and economic point of view. At the end of last year, this product was also moved from lab scale to pilot scale at our pilot installation in Oelegem. Although not all questions were answered at the end of the LipaMetics project, the potential was especially clear. Oleon, together with VITO and five other European partners from Germany, Italy and France, has launched and awarded a major European project. This is how the INCITE project was born. The project is sponsored by the European Commission for more than 13 million euros.

The intention is this time to answer all open questions on a pilot scale in four years and to set up a demonstration plant (i.e. an industrial reactor) on the Oelegem site. The global R&D department will be responsible for all testing, coordination and running the demonstration plant. There will be close cooperation with Bio-P, our Italian engineering partner from the INCITE consortium, and of course the key persons and departments within Oleon Oelegem for building and putting the plant into use. The project is ambitious and will certainly bring challenges, but it is the perfect opportunity for Oleon to be part of the products of the future and put itself on the map as a market leader.

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October 2019

Sustainable palm policy : Avril&Oleon engaged in a field program for forest protection in Indonesia

Since 2016, Avril has adopted Earthworm Foundation's(EF) approach known as VTTV for Values, Transparency, Transformation and Verification. After having formalized its policy (values) and set up a traceability of purchases (transparency), Avril is now involved in the transformation phase towards zero deforestation by supporting actions in the field.

The first project supported, the APT program aims to preserve 4 large forest areas in Indonesia, many of which are recognized as biosphere reserves by UNESCO. EF's work consists in mobilizing all the actors of the territory (local government, communities, large plantations and small producers...) to achieve concerted management and stop deforestation.

During their field visit, Marjan, Annie and Clément will be able to exchange directly with all these stakeholders and with employees from other companies, sometimes customers or suppliers of the Avril Group who are also involved in the project.

Clément Tostivint sums it up as follows:

"Supporting sustainability actions directly with our suppliers, rather than buying RSPO credits, is the new direction taken in our sustainable palm policy and the internal standard that goes with it. The APT project is fully in line with this logic and other projects are to come.”

 

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August 2019

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June 2019

ESDW, our commitment towards the UN SDGs: Affordable & Clean energy and Climate Action

In partnership with E.ON, Oleon invested in a new cogeneration plant in Ertvelde (BE) to anticipate its future energy requirements. The gas turbine powers the entire Oleon production plant and supports grid stability with the injection of electricity. The cogeneration plant can produce all necessary heat in the form of high pressure steam for all the production installations. By replacing its older conventional boilers with a state-of-the-art cogeneration plant, Oleon will realize primary energy savings. Although the cogeneration plant was not yet fully operational in 2018, we already achieved a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 17,285 MT. This is comparable to the energy use of over 2,000 households for one year.  The cogeneration plant has also been able to cut our NOx emissions by half.

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Events

NYSCC 2019

Come visit our booth at the NYSCC Supplier's Day on May 7th - 8th 2019!

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will be present at the NYSCC Supplier's Day on May 7th-8th in New York. At our booth 1261 we will be showing our newest products and concepts. We hope to see you there!

In-Cosmetics Asia

30th October - 1st of November 2018: booth I70
In-Cosmetics 2018

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will be present at In-Cosmetics in Bangkok from October 31st until November 1st. At our booth we will promote our new concepts, including natural Silicone-like products. Don't miss out!

In-Cosmetics Amsterdam 2018

Come visit us at booth G331, which we are sharing with our fellow company Kerfoot!

Oleon will be present at In-Cosmetics in Amsterdam from April 17th to 19th. Come visit us at booth G331 which we are sharing with our fellow company Kerfoot.

 

We hope to see you there!

NYSCC 2018

Come visit our booth at the NYSCC Supplier's Day on May 15th - 16th 2018!

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will be present at the NYSCC Supplier's Day on May 15th-16th in New York. At our booth 1261 we will be showing our newest products and concepts. We hope to see you there!

In-Cosmetics Korea 2017

Come and explore our new concepts at booth B40!

Oleon will be present at In-Cosmetics in Korea from June 20th to 22nd. Come visit us at booth NN50!

We hope to see you there!

NYSCC 2017

Come visit our booth at NYSCC Suppliers' Day on May 2nd-3rd 2017!

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will be present at the NYSCC Supplier's Day on May 2nd-3rd in New York. At our booth we will be showing our newest products and concepts. We hope to see you there!

In-Cosmetics London 2017

Come and explore our new concepts at booth NN50!

Oleon will be present at In-Cosmetics in London from April 4th to 6th. Come visit us at booth NN50!

We hope to see you there!

Oleon at PCHI 2017

Come discover our newest products and application data at PCHI!

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will  be present at the PCHI fair in Guangzhou from February 21-23, 2017. At our booth we will be promoting our newest concepts, products and marketing tools. We hope to see you there!

In-Cosmetics Asia

November 8th-10th 2016 : booth H70
In-Cosmetics 2016

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will  be present at the In-Cosmetics fair in Bangkok this November 8th to 10th. At our stand we will be promoting our newest concepts, products and marketing tools. We hope to see you there!

In-Cosmetics Korea

Come visit us at booth D40 at In-Cosmetics Korea!

Oleon Health & Beauty will be present at In-Cosmetics Korea on July 6th-7th. At our booth we will be promoting our newest concepts, products and marketing tools. We hope to see you there!

NYSCC

Come visit our booth at NYSCC on May 10th and 11th!

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will be present at the NYSCC Supplier's Day on May 10th-11th . At our booth we will be promoting our newest concepts, products and marketing tools. We hope to see you there!

In-Cosmetics Paris 2016

April 12th -14th : stand M70
In-Cosmetics 2016

The Oleon Health & Beauty team will once again be present at the In-Cosmetics fair in Paris this April 12th to 14th. At our stand we will be promoting our newest concepts, products and marketing tools. We are also officially launching our new brand, so don't hesitate to visit our stand! We hope to see you there!