Exolit AP 428 is Exo-Lent for Intumescent Coatings

 

With Exolit® AP 428, a flame retardant based on ammonium polyphosphate, Clariant provides a grade which greatly simplifies the production of waterborne intumescent coatings.

Benefits:

  • Largely insoluble in water
  • Completely insoluble in organic solvents
  • Colorless
  • Non-hygroscopic
  • Non-flammable
  • Lower viscosity in aqueous suspensions
  • Lower viscosity in PU polyol suspensions

Visit the Exolit® AP 428 product page to request a sample or a data sheet.

Palmer Holland Named 2018 Smart Culture Award Honoree!

On an annual basis, Smart Business Magazine selects a number of northeast Ohio companies as honorees for its Smart Culture Awards. The evaluation is based on each company’s ability to maintain a culture that bolsters productivity, enhances job satisfaction, and creates a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

We are truly honored to be selected as a 2018 Smart Culture Award honoree! Thank you to Smart Business Magazine for this recognition and to everyone who makes Palmer Holland an amazing place to work! 

 

From SBN Online:

Palmer Holland Inc. supports a healthy lifestyle for its employee, and has implemented a company wellness program that promotes all areas of well-being — physical, mental, community, career and financial health.

Employees can earn free health, dental and vision benefits by participating in different healthy living activities. But, in order to earn the reward, people must complete at least one activity in each of the well-being areas the company lists. It is Palmer Hollands’s way of encouraging employees to have an all-around healthy lifestyle, which means more than just going to the gym every day.

Under the leadership of CEO W. Bryn Irvine, the company places a high significance on maintaining a work-life balance. To encourage employees to spend time with their families, they are allowed to have flexible work schedules and work remotely. The company has “use it or lose it” paid vacation and personal days to assure that employees spend quality time away from work. Employees are even encouraged to welcome their families to the home office.

The Palmer Holland kitchen often has spouses and children visiting over the lunch hour.
There is also a policy that prohibits employees from eating at their desks, which encourages people to get away from their work and eat lunch without a computer screen in front of them.

Palmer Holland Announces New Vertical With The Addition of Three Health & Nutrition Professionals

 

(L to R: Mike Barnes, Bret Horace, Charles Barber)

Cleveland, OH – Effective March 1, 2018 – Palmer Holland, a leading specialty chemical and ingredient distributor, is pleased to announce that it has added Mike Barnes, Bret Horace, and Charles Barber to helm its new health & nutrition vertical.


Mike Barnes, Business Director – Health & Nutrition, brings over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry to Palmer Holland. Previously, he held the position of Central Region Sales Manager at IMCD (formerly M.F. Cachat). He began his career in sales with Ashland Chemical Distribution (IC&S and Fine Ingredients Divisions) and Witco Corporation (Oleo Chemicals Division).


Bret Horace, Sales Director – Health & Nutrition, touts an extensive food and beverage industry background along with supplementary experience into pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. In his most recent role before Palmer Holland, Horace held a similar sales position with Cargill Inc. He started his career as an account manager with Innophos (formerly Rhodia, Inc) before moving on to manage its Corporate Accounts program. From there he became the Business Director – Life Sciences for Brenntag Specialties, Inc.


Charles Barber, Technical Director - Health & Nutrition, carries a resume of 20+ years of experience in the food and nutritional ingredients space from industry leaders BASF Corp. and Archer Daniels Midland Co. He has held positions in a development lab, managed technical sales, and, most recently, worked as strategic oversight of science, regulatory, applications, and quality. Barber is also a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists.


“Palmer Holland is ready to bring our depth of distribution and logistical knowledge to the food & beverage, pharma, and nutrition markets. This is an incredibly exciting time for our current and future partners,” says Barnes.


For more information, please email Mike Barnes at mbarnes@palmerholland.com or visit the Palmer Holland health & nutrition products page at https://www.palmerholland.com/healthandnutrition.

 

About Palmer Holland
Established in 1925 as Palmer Supplies Company, today Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor with its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and 40+ account managers stationed across the United States. We are a private, employee-owned company which allows us greater flexibility in the marketplace and a dedicated platform for long-term success. This flexibility allows us to provide our customers and principals with the most effective and efficient solutions. Our partners are rooted in the areas of CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), lubricant, personal care, agriculture, health & nutrition, and plastics markets. For more information about Palmer Holland, please visit our website at www.palmerholland.com.

Arkema Expands Territory Agreement with Palmer Holland

Cleveland, OH – Effective February 1, 2018– Arkema announced the expansion of the geographic distribution territory of Palmer Holland for the Orgasol® and Rilsan® D products for coating additive applications.

 

Palmer Holland’s distribution territory will now extend from New England, across the northern U.S., to the West Coast, including the states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Accounts in the region currently serviced directly by Arkema will continue in the same manner.

 

The Orgasol® and Rilsan® D products are high performance coating additives, designed mainly for liquid and UV coatings. Based on Arkema’s specialty polyamide chemistry, these high performance additives improve multiple performance aspects of the formulation, such as abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, gloss reduction, hardness, and also texture creation. These products are used in multiple market segments, such as coil, wood, automotive, electronics, and transfer paper.

 

"Since 2009, the Palmer Holland organization has done an outstanding job promoting these high value added products," commented Josh Gingras, North American Business Manager. "The Orgasol® and Rilsan D® product ranges are a good fit with the Palmer Holland organization. We look forward to supporting them as they grow the business in the expanded distribution territory.”

 

Ron Zmich, Vice President of Sales at Palmer Holland, added, “It has been a pleasure partnering with Arkema’s specialty polyamides team over the past 10 years. We look forward to contributing to continued growth in this product space for years to come across this expanded service footprint.”

 

For more information about the Orgasol® and Rilsan® D products, please visit www.orgasolpowders.com and www.rilsanfinepowders.com, or go to www.palmerholland.com.

 

 Orgasol-Rilsan Coatings Additves Brochure.pdf (3.6MB)

 

About Arkema
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com


About Palmer Holland
Established in 1925 as Palmer Supplies Company, today Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical distributor of raw materials with its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and 40+ account managers stationed across the United States. We are a private, employee-owned company which allows us greater flexibility in the marketplace and a dedicated platform for long-term success. This flexibility allows us to provide our customers and principals with the most effective and efficient solutions. Our partners are rooted in the areas of CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), lubricant, personal care, agriculture, health & nutrition, and plastics markets. For more information about Palmer Holland, please visit the company's website at www.palmerholland.com.