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


To learn more about ExxonMobil Chemical, please visit http://www.exxonmobilchemical.com/Chem-English/default.aspx.


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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Evonik Expands Distribution into Western New York



PARSIPPANY, NJ – Evonik Corporation’s Resource Efficiency Business Unit has announced a new agreement with Palmer Holland Inc. to broaden the distribution of its silica products into Western New York State. The agreement includes ACEMATT® Matting Agents, SIPERNAT® and SIDENT® Precipitated Silica, AEROSIL® Fumed Silica, AEROXIDE® Mixed Metal Oxides, and AERODISP® Dispersions.

Evonik’s silica products are used in diverse applications including paints & coatings, adhesives & sealants, inks and silicones.

For additional information about Evonik in North America, please visit our website: www.evonik.com/north-america


Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Rhein Chemie additive helps Hicks Oils increase product efficiency


Hicks Oils, a Du Quoin, Illinois-based provider of industrial lubrication fluids, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluid and motor oil, encountered a problem particular to its hydraulic fluid business. Like many hydraulic fluid manufacturers, Hicks was looking for a way to differentiate its products in a commodity-driven market.

The company was able to compete on price but also wanted to market a product that could compete on efficiency and quality. At the time, it utilized an antiwear additive with a high zinc content and a high treat rate of .85 percent by volume. While zinc can provide effective antiwear protection for the fluid, too much zinc can cause metal corrosion in machinery. Its high zinc content became a concern for Hicks Oils’ customers, and the company began to seek alternative solutions for antiwear additives.

Palmer Holland approached Hicks Oils with a potential solution involving an antiwear additive manufactured by Rhein Chemie. The additive met the performance requirements with regard to preventing metal corrosion, water accumulation and air bubbles in the finished hydraulic fluid.

The Rhein Chemie additive was able to meet the performance requirements because of its lower zinc content, which translated to a lower treat rate — .45 percent by volume, or nearly half the treat rate of Hicks Oils’ previous additive. The lower treat rate means less additive must be used per weight in each shipment of hydraulic fluid, making the usage of the additive more economical, particularly when multiplied over time.

The lower zinc content did not compromise the antiwear properties of the additive, meaning the additive was able to provide a similar level of antiwear protection that the previous additive did, but with less risk of metallic corrosion within the machinery that houses the finished hydraulic fluid product.

In addition, Hicks Oils ships its hydraulic fluid products to an international customer base, so the fluid’s contents must comply with strict guidelines across many countries. Palmer Holland was able to connect the staff at Hicks Oils with experts at Rhein Chemie, who have an extensive knowledge of REACH guidelines throughout the European Union, and who could ensure that the final product was produced and shipped to the specifications of the EU companies in which Hicks Oils does business.

Palmer Holland worked as a consultant between Hicks Oils and Rhein Chemie, helping to facilitate final product testing to ensure the fluid would withstand the rigorous performance specifications as required by law, and by customers. Rhein Chemie ran several tests at its Pittsburgh lab to gauge the oxidation levels of the fluid and found the fluid to be within international specifications — between 3,000 and 5,000 hours of fluid life before oxidation requires the fluid to be replaced.

All told, the lower treat rate, manufacturer support and composition of the additive itself, which combined anti-corrosion, anti-wear, water and air protection in a single source, provided tremendous value to Hicks Oils.

The solutions provided by Palmer Holland allowed Hicks Oils to provide a higher-quality hydraulic fluid product to its customers while still competing on price in a commodity-driven space. Through its role as a facilitator, Palmer Holland worked with Rhein Chemie to ensure that quality standards were upheld and gathered test data that could then be disseminated to customers, outlining the consistent quality of the product.


Palmer Holland Expands Territory with Dow Coating Materials

Effective January 1, 2015 – Dow Coating Materials has broadened Palmer Holland’s territory for Paraloid™, Dow’s polyol, thermoset and thermoplastic resin line, to include the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.

This coverage expands upon Palmer Holland’s current Paraloid™ territory in the Central, Midwest and Northeast regions.

Dow Coating Materials’ Paraloid™ resins are used in many applications and most industrial market segments including auto refinishing, plastic coatings, concrete sealers, marine coatings, industrial maintenance, pigment dispersion, wood coatings, ink/graphic arts, traffic, can coatings and more.


About Dow Coating Materials

Dow Coating Materials leads innovation in technologies that help advance the performance of paints and coatings. Its water-based acrylic emulsion technology revolutionized the global paint industry, and was named a historic chemical landmark by the American Chemistry Association. Dow Coating Materials offers a broad portfolio of binders, dispersants, rheology modifiers and surfactants for a wide variety of end markets. Highly experienced, full-service technical teams support our products, and it continues to strengthen its global supply chain through manufacturing excellence and reliable supply.

For more information on Dow Coating Materials, visit http://coatings.dow.com/en.