About Us

O’Laughlin Corporation is a privately owned company headquartered in Hong Kong producing chemicals and ingredients used in flavors, fragrances, food, beverages, cosmetics and related industries. The company’s production facilities are located in China.


O’Laughlin is a leading producer of synthetic and natural aroma chemicals used in flavors and fragrances. It is also a leading producer of polyol sugar free sweeteners used in confections, beverages and personal care.  It also produces essential oils and plant extracts used in flavors and fragrances, cosmetics and food, UV filters used in cosmetics, cooling chemicals, savory seasonings and flavors.   Its products are sold to global markets such as North America, Europe and Japan, as well as in China. O’Laughlin is a privately owned company established in 1980 by its owner and chief executive Michael O’Laughlin, when he moved to Beijing, China and established a small office. Since then it has grown to be an important world class producer of chemicals, with significant production facilities in China, and distribution and sales in all major world markets.


O’Laughlin’s facilities located in Tianjin and Hebei Province, in northern China, produces aroma chemicals sugar free sweeteners. Factories in Jiangsu Province produces synthetic and natural aroma chemicals and fine chemicals for personal care products.  Facilities in Guangxi Province in south China concentrates produce turpentine derived flavor and fragrance ingredients and natural botanical extracts.  Facility in Hubei province produces Aroma Chemicals derived from specialized raw materials. Factories in Shenzhen and suburban Shanghai engage in fragrance compounding and seasonings and flavors production. 


O’Laughlin research and development are done in its laboratories located in Tianjin, Kunshan and  Shanghai. The laboratories have a full range of sophisticated laboratory equipment. Instruments include Gas-Liquid Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatograph/Mass-spectrometry, Infra-red Ultraviolet and Visible spectrophotometers, O’Laughlin’s laboratories are staffed by qualified chemists including Ph.D.s  and masters from major universities.