Emerald Performance Materials LLC

2020 Front Street, Suite 100 , 44221 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
USA

Telephone +31 181 249222
Fax +31 88 8880520
kflex.emea@emeraldmaterials.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.03  Resins and compounds
  • 01.03.004  Thermoset

Thermoset

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.03  Resins and compounds
  • 01.03.007  Epoxy resins (EP)
  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.07  Coating compounds
  • 01.07.003  Epoxy resins (EP)

Epoxy resins (EP)

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.052  Flexibilisers

Flexibilisers

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.067  Nucleating agent (see 1.10.81 Nucleating agents)

Nucleating agent (see 1.10.81 Nucleating agents)

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.081  Nucleating agents

Nucleating agents

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.104  Secondary plasticisers

Secondary plasticisers

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.126  Plasticiser

Plasticiser

Our products

Product category: Additives, other

Specialty Thermoset Epoxies & RLPs

Emerald's CVC Thermoset Specialties Business Group develops and manufactures EPALLOY and HyPox specialty epoxies, Hypro reactive liquid polymers, ERISYS reactive diluents, and OMICURE accelerators and catalysts for high performance thermoset formulations.

In plastics, these materials are deal for polymer modifications and high performance composite applications, including:

filament winding
SMC & BMC Modification
aerospace & recreational prepregs
pultrusion
wind energy
resin infusion

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Product category: Additives, other

K-FLEX phthalate-free plasticizers

Emerald Kalama Chemical is a leading global producer of benzoates.

K-FLEX® plasticizers, based on dibenzoate chemistry, can offer an excellent non-phthalate solution for formulators looking to satisfy both legislative requirements and consumer demand.

K-FLEX® phthalate-free plasticizers impart outstanding performance, high solvation, fast fusion in vinyl systems. Fused films using K-FLEX products exhibit outstanding stain and extraction resistance compared to materials made from common phthalate & non-phthalate alternatives. 

Non-Phthalate
Low VOC
Non-SVHC
Approval for use in Indirect Food Contact Applications
Global Registrations & REACH Compliant

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Product category: Additives, other

Accelerators for vulcanization

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Product category: Additives, other

Antioxidants and stabilizers

Emerald Polymer Additives Business Group is a manufacturer of antioxidants, stabilizers and accelerators used in plastics, rubber and lubricant applications.

GOOD-RITE® specialty phenolic & aminic antioxidants and stabilizers for polyolefins, PU, PS systems and rubber.

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Product category: Additives, other

Phthalate-free Plasticizers

Emerald Kalama Chemical is a leading global producer of benzoates.

K-FLEX® plasticizers, based on dibenzoate chemistry, can offer an excellent non-phthalate solution for formulators looking to satisfy both legislative requirements and consumer demand. 

Blends of K-FLEX® plasticizers with more general purpose plasticizers such as diisononyl phthalate (DINP) or dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) – or with other specialty plasticizers such as adipates or citrates – are often used to take advantage of the exceptional properties of the K-FLEX® plasticizers.

K-FLEX® phthalate-free plasticizers impart outstanding performance, high solvation, fast fusion in vinyl systems. Fused films using K-FLEX products exhibit outstanding stain and extraction resistance compared to materials made from common phthalate & non-phthalate alternatives.

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Product category: Additives, other

Sodium Benzoate & Benzoic Acid

Emerald Kalama Chemical is a leading global produce of benzoates. Benzoate materials --such as sodium benzoate and benzoic acid -- are used in a vareity of plastic applicaitons. 

KALAMA and PUROX S Sodium benzoate is an effective nucleating agent for polyolefin manufacturing.

KALAMA and PUROX B Benzoic acid can be added to synthetic polyester fibres to improve finish. Incorporation of benzoic acid in HDPE filaments and thermoplastic elastomers results in high-strength filaments for fishing nets, etc.

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Product category: Additives, other

Antioxidants

Emerald Polymer Additives Business Group is a manufacturer of antioxidants, stabilizers and accelerators used in plastics, rubber and lubricant applications.

GOOD-RITE® specialty phenolic & aminic antioxidants for polyolefins, PU, PS systems and rubber. GOOD-RITE® 3114, a premier product provides protection against high temperature degradation, UV & light stability, color retention, and resistance to water extraction.

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Product category: Additives, other

Specialty Epoxy resins

Specialty epoxy resins from Emerald's CVC Thermoset Specialties Business Group enhances the performance in coatings applications.  Product types include:

unmodified phenol novolacs
resourcinal modified phenol novolacs
bis a modified phenol novolac resins
hydrogenated bis A resins
elastomer modified epoxies - dimer acid, CT, and urethane

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Product category: Additives, other

Specialty Epoxy resins

Specialty epoxy resins from Emerald's CVC Thermoset Specialties Business Group can significantly enhance the performance of composites.  Benefits include physcial properties such as toughness, impact resistance and low temperature performance.  Composites modified with speciaty epoxy resins can be an excellent, light weight alternative to metals.   

Product types include:

unmodified phenol novolacs
resourcinal modified phenol novolacs
bis a modified phenol novolac resins
hydrogenated bis A resins
elastomer modified epoxies - dimer acid, CT, and urethane 

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Product category: Epoxy resins (EP), Additives, other

Emerald Performance Materials

Our materials are the key components to ensure lasting performance and optimize processing characteristics in plastics applications.

CVC Thermoset Specialties delivers the latest innovations in specialty high performance resins, modifiers, tougheners, and curing agents to maximize performance and production efficiency for today's toughest, lightweight composites. EPALLOY® and HyPox® epoxy resins, ERISYS® reactive modifers, Hypro® reactive liquid polymers, and OMICURE® catalysts and accelerators provide a wide range of benefits: toughening with flexibility, adhesion, chemical resistance, UV stability, impact resistance, low temperature performance, accelerated curing at lower temperatures, and other characteristics vital to many composites, pre-pregs, SMC/BMC, syntactic-foams, pultrusion and more.

K-FLEX® high solvating plasticizers from Emerald Kalama Chemical balance value, compatibility, and a safer profile with optimized, flexible performance in vinyl and plastisols. K-FLEX® plasticizers are based on innovative, patented benzoate chemistry for fast fusion, better fused gel strength, outstanding stain / extraction resistance, improved handling, and exceptional wear toughness,  gloss, and tensile strength. K-FLEX® plasticizers are compatible in many blends and optimized for a wide range of applications.

Emerald Kalama Chemical also provides economical and efficient Kalama® benzoate nucleating agents for polypropylene. Nucleating agents increase the rate of crystal growth, so crystallization occurs at a higher temperature. Because nucleated parts can be removed from the mold at 15-20°C higher temperature, cycle times are improved and capacity increased, improving economy. Sodium benzoate is more economical than other nucleating agents, and Kalama provides a dense, micronized-particle-size form that is easy to grind, ready to use, and highly e­ffective.

 

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Oct 21, 2016

EMERALD COMPLETES DEBOTTLENECKING, REACHES FINAL EXPANSION PHASE TO DOUBLE BENZOIC ACID CAPACITY AT ROTTERDAM

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has completed debottlenecking on a reactor brought online in 2014 to optimize output, adding 50 KT of reactor capacity. In addition, the company entered the final stage of construction for a 40-million-USD expansion at the company's Rotterdam, Netherlands facility that will increase capacity and support growing global demand for Purox® benzoic acid and  Kalama® benzaldehyde, as well as related downstream products. Construction for the project will be completed in Q4 of 2016.

The project includes the addition of new purification and finishing facilities to the Rotterdam site, which will increase capacity by about 100,000 MT for Kalama® and Purox® brands of benzoic acid flakes, sodium benzoate granules and liquid benzoic acid. In addition, the scope of the original project was expanded to increase capabilities for Kalama® benzaldehyde. Start-up for the new purification facilities is slated for Q1 2017.

"Growth for benzoic acid and benzaldehyde has continued to escalate as a result of increased demand in key segments worldwide, especially in Europe, such as food and beverage, animal feed, personal care and pharmaceuticals. Our Rotterdam operation is strategically located to serve the needs of these markets, and increasing our capabilities for this site supports our long-term strategic plan and enables us to remain global leaders in the benzoates industry," said Paul Hogan, vice president and general manager for Emerald Kalama Chemical's benzoates and intermediates business.

Hogan continued, "in addition, benzoic acid and benzaldehyde are key intermediates used in the synthesis of many downstream products, so increasing our capabilities debottlenecks and supports our other growing businesses." 

Emerald Kalama Chemical is a leading global producer of benzaldehyde and benzoic acid, which are also used to produce Kalama® and Purox® benzyl alcohol and benzoate salts. In addition to the current expansion and the addition of the new reactor in 2014, Emerald installed a new flaker production unit for benzoic acid in 2013.

Kalama® and Purox® benzoates, benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol provide world class quality and purity in preservative applications, protecting the quality of foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and personal care. Emerald Kalama products are valued in these applications for their safety and efficacy, low odor, excellent taste profiles and ability to reduce caking and maintain high color stability.  

The company's portfolio of benzoic acid products is FDA-approved and GRAS-classified. The Rotterdam operation is also certified to meet or exceed a number of important quality standards, including ISO-9001, ISO-14001, HACCP, FamiQS and FSSC22000.

In addition to Kalama® and Purox® benzoates, benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol, Emerald Kalama Chemical produces Kalama® high purity flavor and fragrance ingredients and K-FLEX® low-VOC, non-phthalate dibenzoate plasticizers and coalescents, produced at the company's ISO-certified facilities in Rotterdam, Kalama, Wash. (U.S.) and Widnes, UK.

For information on these or other Emerald products, visit www.emeraldmaterials.com or contact Emerald Kalama Chemical Customer Service in the U.S. toll-free at 800.223.0035 or +1.360.673.2550 or in Europe by phone at +00.31.88.888.0512 and by e-mail at purox.info@emeraldmaterials.com.

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About us

Company details

Creating the brightest solutions for plastics applications: our high performing plasticizers, epoxies, tougheners, and other additives deliver superior value and exceptional characteristics for vinyl, plastisols, composites, and more. Featuring K-FLEX® plasticizers, Kalama® nucleating agents, and CVC specialties resins, modifiers, tougheners, and curatives.

We continue to grow and innovate to solve the toughest formulation challenges of both today and tomorrow—expanding our product range, making investments to ensure continued quality, and increasing our global footprint. With our strategically located facilities in the United States and Europe, world-class technical center, and international sales network serving over 70 countries, we have the capabilities and expertise to serve our customers' needs better – globally.

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