• Kris Weigal

Plant-based Oil Chemistry Proving Successful Across Industries

The potential for a new variety of bio-based oil derived materials coincides with growing consumer interest in environmentally friendly, sustainable products in the past decade.


Today, materials scientists are busy in labs working with biobased feedstocks to create tomorrow's chemistry. While there are several biobased feedstock sources, plant-based oils are the most common and widely available.


Researchers are working to optimize plant-based oil chemistry with the goal to make sustainable products with properties that are equal to or superior to those manufactured with petrochemical feedstocks. And success stories are emerging across industries.


Plant-based oils are a mixture of unsaturated fatty acids with double bonds that act as reactive sites where the molecules can be chemically modified. Since different plant-based oils have different fatty acid compositions, researchers have an opportunity to create different materials.

The potential for a new variety of bio-based oil derived materials coincides with growing consumer interest in environmentally friendly, sustainable products in the past decade. With new chemistry comes challenges. Challenges working with the molecular structure. How it can be reacted and synthesized. What are the characteristics and properties. And what performance benefits can be achieved. That’s where we can be an important resource for you. We’ve developed an expertise in bio-based chemistry that can help you fast track your processes from the bench to scale-up to commercialization. For over 27 years, Omni Tech has been instrumental in the commercialization of over 500 sustainable products, based on vegetable oil chemistry. These include paints and coatings, adhesives, composites, polyurethane applications, adhesives, rubber, asphalt, lubricants, etc. Our team provides technical, commercialization and marketing expertise to the biobased chemical industry. We transform your technology into commercial reality at a rapid pace. Take a look at our experts and the services we provide. Contact us for more information.


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