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.
Oleon commits to helping eradicate hunger and to protect life below water, two very important topics. In the agricultural sector, a mixture of water, pesticides and adjuvants are used to protect the crops. An adjuvant consists of surfactants and solvents which improve the efficiency of the pesticides. At Oleon, we commit to developing greener and more effective adjuvants in partnership with agrochemical companies. These adjuvants can have several functionalities such as: anti-drift, anti-foaming, higher retention on the leaf, rain resistance, etc.
During the European Sustainable Development week (May 30th until June 5th), Oleon will share how we specifically contribute to the UN SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) with you. Are you curious to find out how? Keep an eye on our news section where we will post about two topics daily. For more questions about our CSR policy, contact our colleagues at firstname.lastname@example.org
At InCosmetics, Symrise presented its new product Symlite® G8, a naturally derived multifunctional ingredient for cosmetics that naturally enhances the skin caring effect of cosmetic products while improving their shelf life. The product was created in collaboration with Oleon and contains Glyceryl Caprylate, made from renewable raw materials, has three benefits: it acts as a co-emulsifier, enhances the product protection system and strengthens the skin barrier.
Over one in five Belgians live in poverty. These numbers were published by Eurostat in account of the International day for the Eradication of Poverty. While Belgium on average scores better than the European average, there is still a long road ahead of us. To support these less fortunate families, many charities offer them support packages, but personal care products are often forgotten in the process. Because Oleon & Christeyns are convinced that hygiene is also a fundamental right, they both decided to support 3 Flemish charities with soap.
After two successful builds in 2015 and 2016, Oleon and its business partners have chosen to get involved in another homebuilding project with EPIC Homes this year. EPIC which stands for “Extraordinary People Impacting Community” is a non-profit initiative lead by a social organisation which its purpose is to improve the lives of local natives (Orang Asli) in Malaysia.
On the 6th of June 2018, Oleon officially opened its new isostearic acid production unit in the presence of Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Innovation, Sport & Economy and CEO of Avril Jean-Philippe Puig. The new unit, which will produce Isostearic acid and Dimers, has a yearly production capacity of 14.125 tons. This will double Oleon’s worldwide market share within this business segment to around 30%.
In order to further diversify its product portfolio, Oleon is proud to launch Well.O, a new product brand for the oilfield industry. Oleon has a rich experience and is firmly embedded in the oilfield market with Radiagreen®, its premium brand of drilling lubricants and the reference on the market.