SCAQMD Certifies ShiraSolâ„¢ from TBF


VANCOUVER, BC (November 18, 2015) – TBF Environmental Technology Inc., a world leader in the development of environmentally-friendly industrial solvents, will be making three industry-changing product announcements in the coming months. These products each have the potential to make a significant impact on the solvents industry, and the environment as a whole.

In the first of these announcements, TBF today reported that ShiraSol, a Volatile Organic Content (VOC)-compliant alternative to slow-evaporating conventional solvents such as mineral spirits (Stoddard Solvent, White Spirits), Aromatic 100, Methyl Amyl Ketone (MAK), and Butyl Acetate, is now commercially available.

ShiraSol has performance characteristics similar to these solvents it is designed to replace while eliminating the emission of VOCs and other toxic pollutants.

In its continuing efforts to improve the air quality of Southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has created a new class of Clean Air Solvents (CAS) for solvents which, among other criteria, contain no more than 25 grams of VOC per liter of material.  SCAQMD has certified ShiraSol as a Clean Air Solvent.  In addition, independent ASTM 313-91 testing has confirmed ShiraSol is VOC-compliant throughout the United States and Canada.

“TBF has been working on an effective alternative to mineral spirits for a number of years,” said David W. Rowat, CEO of TBF Environmental.  “ShiraSol provides companies an effective VOC-compliant solvent alternative that allows manufacturers to meet the VOC content limits established by SCAQMD, the EPA, OTC and other air quality regulators,” he continued.

“We are very pleased to be partnered with TBF Environmental as they continue to expand their leading line of VOC-compliant solvents,” said Mark Riemann, VP Sales of Palmer Holland, Inc., TBF`s distributor east of the US Rockies.  “A large majority of Palmer Holland customers use either mineral spirits or one of its alternatives and the interest level in an environmentally-friendly alternative to this group of slow evaporating solvents has been very strong.”

“There is a strong level of interest in this product within the market we serve and feedback from customers has been positive,” said Ryan Yokoyama, VP Sales for Dorsett & Jackson, TBF`s distributor on the US west coast.  “Whether it’s in formulation or as a thinner or cleaner the SCAQMD certification has given my customers confidence to move forward,” he added.


About TBF Environmental Technology Inc.

TBF Environmental Technology (TBF) manufactures innovative industrial solvents which reduce environmental impact by reducing or eliminating the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and greenhouse gases, as compared to conventional solvents. TBF solvents do not contribute to ozone creation or depletion. All TBF solvents reduce the risk to the health and safety of workers by replacing conventional toxic solvents. For more information about TBF Environmental, visit:

About Palmer Holland, Inc.

Palmer Holland, headquartered in North Olmsted, Ohio, is a premier specialty chemical distributor representing many of the most recognized manufacturers from around the world. Our customers and supplier partners are rooted in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) and friction reducing industrial sectors. The company provides complete solutions for the most challenging technical issues facing industries today. To learn more, visit

About Dorsett & Jackson

Dorsett & Jackson distributes specialty chemicals such as amines, food additives, pigments, plasticizers, polyglycols, resins, surfactants, and thickening agents in the western US. It serves customers in the paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and plastics and rubber industries. To learn more, visit

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ExxonMobil Chemical expands with Palmer Holland


Effective immediately, we are proud to announce a territory expansion with ExxonMobil Chemical Synthetics product line. This expansion will encompass the entire US geography. 

The ExxonMobil products Palmer Holland represents include the following synthetic lubricant base stocks:

  • SpectraSyn™ Elite mPAO
  • SpectraSyn™  polyalphaolefins (PAO)
  • Esterex™  organic esters
  • Synesstic™  alkylated naphthalenes


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About ExxonMobil Chemical
ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest petrochemical companies worldwide. Our mission is to provide quality petrochemical products and services in the most efficient and responsible manner to generate outstanding customer and shareholder value while remaining committed to the principles of sustainability.


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Scott Bader expands territory with Palmer Holland



Palmer Holland's distribution role with Scott Bader has been expanded into the Southwest to include the states of Texas, New Mexico, Mississippi and Louisiana.  


Effective September 11, 2015, Palmer Holland will begin the promotion and distribution of the following products in the Southwest:

  • Texicryl®- Acrylic and styrene acrylic polymers
  • Polidene®- PVdC co-polymers
  • Texipol®- Inverse emulsion rheology modifiers


Palmer Holland’s current footprint for Scott Bader includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland.  


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About Scott Bader

Scott Bader, established in 1921, is a multinational chemical company employing 600 people worldwide. Its key activities are the development, manufacture, distribution and sales of synthetic resins and polymers into applications such as marine, land transport, adhesives, building and decoration, graphic arts, surface coatings and textiles.


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Kronos expands territory with Palmer Holland

Kronos Worldwide has announced a new agreement to broaden the distribution of titanium dioxide pigments with Palmer Holland to include the West Coast. The states involved in this expansion include California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

This distribution expansion is an addition to our current territory of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, western New York and western Pennsylvania.

We are very excited to begin distributing another key line on the West Coast as we continue to grow with our principal partners.

TiO2 pigments are used in paints and coatings, plastics, paper, building materials, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods and many other commercial products.


About Kronos

The KRONOS group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of titanium dioxide. KRONOS has been operating as an international company for more than 90 years. The group owes its significant market position to the quality of its products, innovation, technical experience and reliable customer service around the world. The company's international representation is supported by an effective distribution system.  Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. When ground into a fine powder, it transforms into a pigment that provides maximum whiteness and opacity.

To learn more about Kronos Worldwide visit