On the 8th of March 2018, Oleoline organized a first global conference for the use of Lauric Oils in the manufacture of oleochemicals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The participants, coming from over 50 different companies, were treated to the opinion of experts pertaining to the different aspects of the lauric oil markets.

Looking upstream, LMC presented the fundamentals of the lauric oil market, followed in an interesting contrast by a trader’s view of the market by Pacific Inter-Link.

On the downstream side, an assessment of the oleochemical production levels and capacities was offered by Samuel Chevigny, highlighting the key expected developments of the industry. The VP sales and marketing of Sinar Mas then presented a market breakdown for each group of fractions and detailed major applications of basic oleochemicals.

To complement this study, Colin A. Houston & Associates looked at the potential of mineral oil based fatty alcohols substituting oleochemicals. Finally Jeff Mahaffey of HBI USA presented the principal developments to be expected in the market. As a summary, HBI presented a balance of supply and demand from the market.

A second edition of this conference will be organized in South-East Asia in 2020 and a 5th Global Glycerine conference will be organized in the Paris region in April or May 2019.

Please address your questions or your demand for booking to Céline Heming, the conference coordinator at