Oleochemicals are chemical products derived from triglycerides of animal or vegetable origin and are analogous to petrochemicals derived from petroleum. Commercially, they are used in three forms; fatty alcohols, fatty acids, glycerin and other products such as amines and methyl esters. They are derived from bio sources such as coconut and palm oil and are generally biodegradable, making them an ideal replacement to petrochemicals. In addition, the low toxicity makes them suitable for certain applications where toxicity could be of key importance. The current activities in the field of oleochemicals are restricted to the Asia Pacific region, particularly across countries such as China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.