Emerald Kalama Appoints Palmer Holland As K-FLEX® Distributor

VANCOUVER, WA (Oct. 10, 2018) – Emerald Kalama Chemical appointed Palmer Holland as a preferred distributor for its portfolio of K-FLEX® plasticizers, coalescents and modifiers in the Northeast quadrant of the United States, including New England, Northern Atlantic, Ohio Valley and Midwest.

“Palmer Holland is a good fit for the K-FLEX business because their team prioritizes flexibility, excellent service and rapid execution. These values align with the expectations of our customers and with Emerald Kalama’s reputation as a high quality, reliable supplier. Further, Palmer Holland is well established and regarded in key industries served by K-FLEX, such as adhesives, sealants, vinyl and coatings,” said Shamsi Gravel, global sales director and vice president, key accounts.

K-FLEX dibenzoates are utilized as plasticizers, coalescents and modifiers, delivering critical performance characteristics to a wide range of industrial applications. They are effective, high solvating alternatives that eliminate the health and environmental concerns of increasingly regulated chemistries such as phthalates and high-VOC/SVHC substances. They are REACh compliant, ultra-low-VOC, non-phthalate and non-SVHC, with some offerings that have clearances for use in food-contact applications.

For more information or to make an inquiry, visit the Emerald Kalama Principal Page or contact Palmer Holland customer service at 800.635.4822 or info@palmerholland.com.

About Emerald Kalama Chemical
Emerald Kalama Chemical offers solutions to make products longer lasting, more appealing and higher performing, including adhesives, foods, beverages, home care, coatings, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, rubber and vinyl. Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., the business group manufactures aroma chemicals, plasticizers, antimicrobials, synthesis intermediates, antioxidants, and rubber accelerators at its operations in the U.S. and Europe (Kalama, Wash., Henry, Ill., Widnes, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Emerald Kalama Chemical is a business group of Emerald Performance Materials.

About Palmer Holland
Established in 1925 as Palmer Supplies Company, today Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials with its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and 40+ account managers and ingredient consultants stationed across the United States. Palmer Holland is a private, employee-owned company, allowing greater flexibility in the marketplace and a dedicated platform for long-term success. This flexibility allows Palmer Holland to provide customers and principals with the most effective and efficient solutions. Partners are rooted in the areas of CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), lubricants, personal care, agriculture, health & nutrition, and plastics markets.

Clariant Expands Partnership With Palmer Holland in North America

  • Palmer Holland will be sole distributor for additives in Canada
  • Expands on existing relationship supporting all of North America


Charlotte, N.C., November 15, 2017Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces an expanded partnership with Palmer Holland for the business unit Additives in Canada. Adding to their existing responsibilities, Palmer Holland will become the sole regional distributor in North America for Clariant’s performance additives, flame retardants, and waxes.


Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Palmer Holland has more than 40 solution providers stationed across the United States and has been an authorized distributor for Clariant Additives since 2012. They became the primary distributor for Clariant Additives covering the entire United States in 2016.


Clariant’s Additives business is a major supplier of products and solutions with functional effects in plastics, coatings and printing inks, adhesives, textiles & fibers and other applications. Its portfolio includes a large variety of innovative and sustainable flame retardants that meet high safety and fire protection requirements as well as performance additives and waxes that improve heat, light, and weather resistance, among other benefits.


Marketed under the trade name Exolit®, Clariant‘s patented non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally more compatible protection for buildings, electric and electronic equipment as well as textiles and other materials used in airplanes, trains, busses and ships. Clariant also manufactures innovative waxes for plastic applications, hot melt adhesives, polishes and protective coatings. Its Performance Additives prevent oxidation, dissipate electric charge accumulation and improve heat, light and weather resistance.


Clariant has made sustainability a key element of its business approach. Numerous solutions have been awarded the Clariant EcoTain® label for outstanding sustainability and best-in-class performance. EcoTain labeled products have undergone a systematic, in-depth screening process using 36 criteria in all three sustainability dimensions: social, environmental and economic.


About Clariant:
As one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. Our portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, our research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of our time. These include energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and conserving finite resources. Our business units are organized into four Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Natural Resources, Catalysis and Plastics & Coatings.

Olin Epoxy Novolacs Go Above And Beyond Traditional Performance

Epoxy Novolacs are traditionally difficult to work with due to their high viscosity. That is not an issue anymore thanks to Olin’s innovative low viscosity, solvent-cut and waterborne Epoxy Novolacs that do not compromise on quality or reliability. Plus, they are conveniently produced right here in the United States in Freeport, Texas.


Olin, the leading global supplier of epoxy products, boasts a stellar industry track record spanning more than 60 years in the epoxy business. This industry expertise stems from providing superior technical service and tailored formulations to fit your toughest applications.


Because Olin supplies NAFTA-certified Epoxy Novolac Resins with production sites on two separate continents, global access is easy! When you need high-quality, low viscosity Epoxy Novolacs, take a look the broad portfolio supplied by Palmer Holland and Olin Epoxy.


Why you should use Olin Epoxy Novolacs:

- Superior thermal performance over bisphenol A
- Improved properties over bisphenol A-based epoxy resins
- Corrosion resistance
- Resistance to acids, bases, and solvents
- Retention of mechanical properties at high temperatures and under wet conditions
- Minimal shrinkage
- High functionality


Where you can benefit from Olin Epoxy Novolacs:

- Corrosion-resistant marine coatings
- High-performance pipe coatings
- Chemical-resistant tank linings and containment systems
- Chemical-resistant flooring
- Structural adhesives
- High Tg composites and electrical laminates
- High temperature resistant castings
- Mechanically stable potting and molding resins


Contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager about getting your hands on a sample of Olin Epoxy Novolac Resins. 

Download Olin Epoxy Novolac Resin Brochure.pdf (975.9KB)


About Olin

As the leading global supplier of epoxy products and the only producer of Epoxy Novolac Resins on two continents, Olin is proud to provide customers with the quality and reliability they have come to expect from us for more than 60 years. Olin’s comprehensive service model combines sales, technical service, and tailored formulations for a collaborative process with our customers, providing access to local know-how backed by world-class technical resources. Olin is committed to working with our customers to develop tailored solutions addressing their most pressing challenges. Visit olinepoxy.com/products/epoxy-novolac-resins/ for more information. 

End User Demand for Better Flame Retardants is Increasing

Here’s a fun fact that you already know: flame retardants are used in just about EVERYTHING! And by everything I mean your coffee maker, cell phone, wood products, cables, airplane adhesives, paints & coatings, potting compounds, urethane foams, and the list goes on and on.


What you may not know is that better flame retardants are being demanded by customers and the government alike. End users are requesting more flame retardancy as flammability regulations become more stringent.


Have no fear. Palmer Holland has a wide supply of high quality flame retardants from industry leading manufacturers like Clariant, Focus Chemical, and TOR Minerals. These products are available from Palmer Holland in addition to our technical, national sales team that is ready to understand the challenges your business is facing and provide unique and effective solutions.

Contact your Plamer Holland account manager today for more information or request a sample.

 

Clariant Plastics & Coatings Landing Page

Clariant Exolit Overview.pdf

 

Focus Chemical Landing Page

 Focus Chemical Flame Retardants.pdf

 

TOR Minerals Landing Page