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Cemsac to Distribute Emerald's Nychem™ Specialty Nitrile & Butadiene Emulsion Range

Published on 2013-03-28. Author : SpecialChem

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH -- Emerald Performance Materials announces that it has appointed Cemsac Corporation as its distributor to Central US territory for the Nychem™ Specialty Nitrile and Butadiene Emulsion product lines.

Cemsac Corporation, based in Ellisville, Missouri, is a specialty chemical distributor serving the paint, coating, adhesive, elastomer, plastic and printing ink markets since 1978. Cemsac's distribution and sales network covers a broad territory in the Central and Southern region of the United States for these industries. They will be representing Emerald's nitrile product line in Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and certain parts of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

"Partnering with Cemsac in these markets furthers our strategy to expand the use of Nychem™ products in specialty coatings and adhesives, as well as to support our traditional paper and textile applications," said John Zuppo, commercial vice-president for the polymer additives and nitriles business group. "Since Cemsac Corporation is already a distributor for our CVC Thermoset Specialties business the addition of our Specialty Nitrile and Butadiene Emulsion products offers synergies for both companies."

Emerald's Nychem™ Specialty emulsions include a comprehensive line of nitrile, SB and ABS latex emulsions that provide a combination of properties superior to other polymers. Nychem™ latexes perform exceptionally well in tough end-use environments. They offer superior grease, oil, fat and solvent resistance. They are also abrasion and caustic resistant, yet soft, elastic and resilient. Their performance features can be further enhanced through vulcanization and, in some cases, cross linked through heat-reactive or carboxyl functional groups present in certain products.

Nychem™ Specialty emulsions feature Tg values ranging from -50 C to +20 C to accommodate a wide range of applications, such as gasket, paper coatings, tape barrier/top coatings, leather finishing, textile coatings ,coal tar sealing compounds, non–woven binders, adhesives, metal coatings and others. Many Nychem™ products contain low/no formaldehyde and are APE free. Nychem™ products are offered in grades that have FDA clearances for use in adhesives and components of coatings for indirect food contact under FDA 175.105 and in rubber articles for repeated use under FDA 177.2600.

For more than 50 years, the Nychem™ product line was sold under the Hycar ® brand, which was well known for its quality and superior technology foundation. Emerald rebranded the product line following the divestiture of the business from its predecessor company. Since the inception of Emerald in 2006, Nychem™ Specialty Nitrile and Butadiene Emulsion products continue to be manufactured at the company's ISO-9001 certified facility in Akron, Ohio. The Akron facility is recognized as a National Historic Chemical Landmark for its leading role in the research, development and early production of synthetic rubber production in the U.S. and was one of the first American producers of synthetic rubber latex. Emerald continues to be positioned today as a North American leader in the production of Nitrile Latex products for specialty applications.

About Emerald Performance Materials

Emerald Performance Materials, LLC produces and markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of food and industrial applications. Its products play a variety of roles in the products that are consumed and used every day enabling them to last longer, look, smell, and taste or perform better. Emerald™ products are used in aerospace, food, beverages, cosmetics, toothpaste, household products, paint, tires, automobiles, sports gear and many other applications.

Source: Emerald Performance Materials

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