milestones
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    • 1840 Thomas Emery Sr. starts lard oil factory
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    • 1885 Plant downtown is damaged by floods,
      necessitating the move to new site in St. Bernard
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    • 1887 Emery Candle Company is incorporated in Ohio
      with capital of $200,000
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    • 1890 Application of Twitchell Splitting developed by Dr. Twitchell
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    • 1935 Merger of several Emery
      companies into Emery Industries, Inc.
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    • 1938 EMERSOL® Solvent Separation plant is built and
      the process is patented
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    • 1940 Emery Credit Union starts Work begins on oleic acid
      cleavage to create azelaic and pelargonic acid
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    • 1941 First company cafeteria is built
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    • 1942 First oxidation plant comes on stream; plasticizers
      are introduced
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    • 1947 First Colgate- Emery pressure splitter begins
      operations and the process is patented
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    • 1948 Solvent Plant “C” in operation
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    • 1949 New boiler plant
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    • 1951 Ozone-oxidation process is patented
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    • 1954 Plant for ozonation of oleic acid (No.1) in operation
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    • 1955 Construction of Twitchell Memorial Laboratory is completed
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    • 1962 Ozone plant (No.2) in operation
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    • 1969 Emery acquires Malmstrom Chemical Corp. and
      Trylon Chemicals to strengthen position in personal care
      and textile chemicals
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    • 1971 Major site expansion including third ozone-oxidation facility
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    • 1978 Emery merges into National Distillery and Chemical Corp.
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    • 1980 One of the world’s largest fatty acid
      distillation columns is installed
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    • 1981 USD50 million expansion is announced;
      first aroma chemicals ethylene brassylate
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    • 1985 Headquarters moves from Carew Tower
      to new Northlake complex. Name is changed to
      Emery Chemicals
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    • 1988 Company is renamed to Quantum Chemical Corp.
      more than USD100,000 allocated
      for “abundant production capacity”s
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    • 1989 Quantum’s Emery division is purchased by Henkel KGaA
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    • 1998 The site achieves one million man- hours without lost time to accidents.
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    • 1999 Risk Management Plan is communicated to local community groups
      Henkel Chemicals Group officially becomes Cognis
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    • 2001 Henkel KGaA divests Cognis to a consortium of private equity firms
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    • 2005 Joint venture is formed between Cognis and Golden Hope,
      Malaysia (later called Sime Darby Plantation), called Cognis Oleochemicals
  • .

    • 2008 Cognis sells its shares in Cognis Oleochemicals to
      PTT Global Chemical (Thailand)
  • .

    • 2009 The Emery Oleochemicals brand is launched,
      a nod to the rich Emery legacy
  • .

    • 2010 Emery Oleochemicals celebrates 170 years in business and
      125th anniversary of the Cincinnati Este Avenue plant
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    • 2013 USD50 million site expansion is announced,
      to grow capacity and state- of-the-art technical
      capabilities in bio- polyols which will be
      driven by a new business platform called Eco-Friendly Polyols.
      Expansion will also benefit the Bio-Lubricants and
      Agro Green platforms.
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    • 2015 Bio-polyol plants begins commercial production

    Loxstedt, Germany

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    • 1898 Oscar Neynaber and Friedrich Albert Pust establish a cod liver oil factory in Geestemünde, which soon earns the moniker “First German steam cod liver oil factory”
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    • 1908 The limited commercial partnership Pust & Neynaber in Loxstedt becomes a stock corporation
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    • 1957 The brand name LOXIOL® starts manufacturing on November 13 for the plastics industry
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    • 1968 Persil GmbH (subsidiary of Henkel & Cie, Düsseldorf) took over Oscar Neynaber & Co AG, which specializes in oleochemical products such as plastics auxiliaries. The company was renamed to Neynaber Chemie GmbH
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    • 1991 An esterification plant to produce plastics additives goes into operation
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    • 1994 The powder blending plant for environmental-friendly stabilizer for PVC is constructed
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    • 1998 To mark its 100th anniversary, Neynaber Chemie donates DM100,000 for youth work in Loxstedt
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    • 1999 Henkel Chemicals Group officially becomes Cognis
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    • 2001 Henkel KGaA divests Cognis to a consortium of private equity firms
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    • 2004 The PVC stabilizer business is sold to Reagans and Sun Ace
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    • 2005 Joint venture is formed between Cognis and Golden Hope, Malaysia (later called Sime Darby Plantation). This partnership is called Cognis Oleochemicals.
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    • 2008 Cognis sells its shares in Cognis Oleochemicals to PTT Global Chemical (Thailand)
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    • 2009 The Emery Oleochemicals brand is launched, a nod to the rich Emery legacy Barrel storage space expansion completes
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    • 2012 Warehouse space is enlarged, Esterification facility begins production
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    • 2013 Another esterification facility extension goes on stream Technical Development Centre is launched
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    • 2014 Beading tower is completed and plant goes on stream
  • Düsseldorf, Germany

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    • 1909 Henkel’s first fat splitting plant comes on stream in Holthausen on December 18 producing glycerine
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    • 1913 First firefighter is appointed as the Plant Fire Department’s fulltime employee
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    • 1916 40-year anniversary publication is issued
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    • 1929 Purchase of the first company-owned ambulance
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    • 1932 Fatty acid production commences A turbine house is built to generate electricity and process heat is utilized in line with heat and power generation principles
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    • 1935 A fat hydrogenation plant begins operation and the plant opens its new company canteen
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    • 1937 Employees receive a Christmas gift bag for the first time
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    • 1940 Henkel organizes a plant kindergarten as well as a part-time site medical service
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    • 1951 Expansion of the distillation plant and fatty acid tank farm
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    • 1974 Installation of a solvent-free crystallisation plant for stearic and oleic separation
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    • 1984 Triacetine plant comes on stream
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    • 1989 Quantum’s Emery division is purchased by Henkel KGaA, and the new entity named Henkel Emery Group is established
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    • 1991 Introduction of enhanced fractionation technology
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    • 1995 Introduction of hydrogenation using precious metal catalyst
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    • 1999 Henkel Chemicals Group officially becomes Cognis
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    • 2001 Henkel KGaA divests Cognis to a consortium of private equity firms
  • .

    • 2003 Enlargement of splitting and distillation capacities
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    • 2004 Modernization and enlargement of glycerine factory
  • .

    • 2005 Joint venture is formed between Cognis and Golden Hope, Malaysia (later called Sime Darby Plantation). This partnership is called Cognis Oleochemicals
  • .

    • 2008 Cognis sells its shares in Cognis Oleochemicals to PTT Global Chemical (Thailand)
  • .

    • 2009 The Emery Oleochemicals brand is launched, a nod to the rich Emery legacy
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    • 2010 - 2014 Various automation, efficiency and capacity upgrades Enhancement of quality and logistic related processes
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    • 2015 Emery Oleochemicals makes a strategic decision to divest the Düsseldorf commodity operations in line with its corporate focus on building the company’s specialty chemicals portfolio
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    • 1980 Foundation of Henkel Oleochemicals Malaysia is laid
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    • 1984 Production of fatty acids and methylesters begins
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    • 1992 Another fatty alcohols plant comes on stream
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    • 1999 Henkel Chemicals Group officially becomes Cognis
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    • 2001 Henkel KGaA divests Cognis to a consortium of private equity firms
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    • 2003 Fractionation capacity is increased
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    • 2005 Joint venture formed between Cognis and Golden Hope, Malaysia (later called Sime Darby Plantation). This partnership is called Cognis Oleochemicals
  • .

    • 2008 Cognis sells its shares in Cognis Oleochemicals to PTT Global Chemical (Thailand)
  • .

    • 2009 The Emery Oleochemicals brand is launched, a nod to the rich Emery legacy
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    • 2012 Asia Pacific’s first integrated plastic additives starts up in a complex adjacent to the main fatty acids plant
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    • 2014 Methylester fractionation plant begins production to support current fatty alcohol production. Sulphation process facility built in partnership with sulphation technology leaders, Desmet Ballestra, begins production in specialty fatty alcohols for household and personal care products
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    • 2015 Specialty ester facility, established as a joint venture with AK ChemTech, a leading Korean-based chemical company, comes on stream. Called Emery Aekyung, the site produces a range of specialty co-surfactants used in personal care products, which is to be commissioned in the third quarter