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Emerald Kalama Chemical Offers K-FLEX® 850P, a Phthalate-free Plasticizer for Latex-based Adhesives

Published on 2013-04-04. Author : SpecialChem

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH -- Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announces a new plasticizer-Kalama™ K-FLEX® 850P, a phthalate-free product based on dipropylene glycol dibenzoate and diethylene glycol dibenzoate. K-FLEX 850P has been formulated to optimize performance characteristics in vinyl and plastisol systems and may also be used in polysulfide sealants and latex-based adhesives, caulks, sealants and plastisol coatings. Kalama K-FLEX dibenzoate ester plasticizers are highly effective, low-VOC, non-phthalate, non-alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APE-free), non-SVHC, non-PBT plasticizers that are compatible with a wide range of polymers, including acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acetate (PVA), vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) systems.

Kalama K-FLEX 850P is a low-VOC product, similar in composition to K-FLEX 850S, a product widely used in the industry because of the excellent combination of efficiency, economy and performance benefits it provides to the formulator. K-FLEX 850P delivers these same benefits and has been specifically designed and optimized for vinyl applications, such as plastisol coatings, automotive under body and chip-guard coatings. In vinyl, plastisol and melt compounding applications, K-FLEX 850P exhibits excellent stain and extraction resistance.

The components of 850P are listed under FDA 21CFR175.105, 21CFR176.170 and 21CFR176.180 and are REACH-registered in the EU. The product is also environmentally friendly and classified as non-hazardous under OSHA. K-FLEX 850P is non-regulated under domestic and international transport regulations. In addition, unlike some other plasticizers, it is specially formulated so that it does not bear a "dangerous for the environment" pictogram on the label under the EU Dangerous Preparations Directive.

Emerald Kalama Chemical also produces sodium and potassium benzoate, benzoic acid and intermediates, and specialty flavor and fragrance ingredients, which the company sells globally through its distribution partners. The business has manufacturing operations in Kalama, WA and in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Emerald Kalama Chemical products are used in a range of applications from beverage preservatives to personal care and household products, as well as industrial applications.

About Emerald Performance Materials, LLC

Emerald Kalama Chemical is a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, LLC. Emerald 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, 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. Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Emerald has four business units, eight operations and approximately 750 employees.

Source: Emerald Performance Materials

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