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We add value, not cost

Your supplier for lanolin, omega-3, and specialty products

ImperialOel is a know-how-driven, owner-managed ingredient company founded 1920. We supply selected natural lipids and specialties to customers around the globe. Focus areas include lanolins for cosmetic applications and omega-3 fatty acids for infant formula.

Why ImperialOel?

  • We listen to you: as a customer, as a supplier, and as a human being. We want to understand where you are coming from and where you want to go so we can provide the best possible support.
  • We are specialists. We focus on few product categories, which we know inside-out: from back to front and top to bottom. You can be sure our market advice and technical support is as extensive as it is rock-solid.
  • We add value, not cost. We help you identify and source the best ingredients for your needs – and not the most expensive. We provide access to products from reputable manufacturers leading in quality, not in marketing.
  • We are lean and responsive: fast, flexible, and efficient. But we are also large enough to offer a full complement of services, resources, and safety guarantees.
  • We are independent. As a family-owned, family-run business, we can pursue our own vision and are not restricted by stock-market demands and volatility. Our business strategy is based on long-term goals, not on short-term sales targets.

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  • Product customisation: We advise customers on ingredients and pack design that match their product criteria.
  • Transparent sourcing: We collaborate with suppliers and partners to improve our ingredients’ footprint and ensure they are sustainably sourced, non-GM, organic, and adhere to animal welfare standards.
  • Logistics: We recognise that priorities, such as time-critical or cost factors, can vary from customer to customer and adapt accordingly.
  • Regulations and compliance: We have experts who support customers through the legislative process, for example on health claims, and import/export requirements and restrictions.
  • Application support: Omega-3s can be challenging to work with. We can provide detailed guidance on how to avoid oxidation when using our fish oils.
  • Latest research: We keep customers up-to-date with the latest research on omega-3 health benefits.

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Wool grease, lanolin, and lanolin derivatives have been at the heart of ImperialOel’s business since its foundation in 1920.
Some of our long-standing business relationships were established over 75 years ago, and are key to the depth of our industry knowledge.
Today, we are one of the world’s largest independent suppliers of lanolin products. ImperialOel offers a diverse range of demand-oriented solutions, that include modern lanolins and derivatives, such as alcohols and various lanolin fractions.

Our Lanis and Lanis Tech brands play an important role in cosmetic/pharmaceutical and industrial applications.

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Omega-3s and Omega-6s

Under MarisOmega, ImperialOel supplies premium quality omega-3 and omega-6 ingredients for functional food and specialty supplements. We offer natural fish and microalgal-derived triglyceride oils, as well as microencapsulated powders. In addition, we develop and manufacture liquid omega-3 supplements for innovative brands. With over 30 years’ experience, we are known for our broad scientific expertise and extensive knowledge on regulations, product formulations, and manufacturing processes.

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Throughout its 100-year history, ImperialOel has offered a wide range of speciality oils for a variety of industries and applications.
This diverse product range is utilised around the world, backed by a knowledgeable team of application experts serving three core industries:

  • beauty and personal care
  • food, beverage, drug and supplements
  • industrial, technical & construction.

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