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We understand that keeping up with scientific advances and the latest industry news is overwhelming. And issues like climate change, evolving customer preferences, and complex regulatory environments add stress and frustration to your job.

At AOCS, we are scientists, technologists, and engineers who are passionate about finding innovative solutions to global issues and collaborating to ensure a healthy future for humanity. Join and connect with our global community of over 7,500 specialists in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants, & related materials to learn, network, and be inspired.

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For a limited time, join AOCS to gain member benefits for 2024 and the rest of 2023. No promo code necessary — complete the join process and we'll do the rest!

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Receive instant access to industry news and research that keep your company on the cutting edge.

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Connect with a community of science-minded people to find opportunities to advance your career and new approaches to your day to day work.

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Embrace the joy of intellectual curiosity, discover new ideas, and solve challenges.

Hear from Silvana Martini, a long-time AOCS member and the President of the AOCS Governing Board, about how the organization has impacted her career.

"In my more than 20 years of membership, I have found our community to be a consistent source of inspiration for pushing myself in my work and ultimately cultivating global solutions through shared knowledge." —Silvana Martini, Utah State University

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September 2023 INFORM magazine cover

As a special gift, we are giving you free access to an exclusive AOCS member benefit to provide a taste of the member experience. Browse a recent issue of INFORM, the official AOCS member magazine, for free

Explore several value-packed articles including:

  • A greener future begins with collaboration and data
  • Is the detergent industry ready for biosurfactants?
  • Selecting new hydrotrope dance partners for your next-generation cleaning formula
  • Food allergies? Micelles to the rescue
  • Using soap to remove micropollutants from water

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AOCS offers corporate membership options for organizations that want to provide exclusive AOCS resources to their entire team.

Contact Katie Bender, AOCS Director of Sales, for details, rates, and more.