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.

Evonik Coatings Additives Appoints Palmer Holland As Midwest Distributor

Cleveland, OH – Effective Immediately – Evonik Corp.’s Coating Additives business line has appointed Palmer Holland as its Midwest Region distributor.

Palmer Holland’s territory with the business line includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Evonik Corp.’s Coating Additives business unit is home to products such as ACEMATT®, AEROSIL®, SURFYNOL®, TEGO®, and much more.


“With an expanded product portfolio and expertise from three legacy businesses of Evonik and Air Products’ Performance Material Division, the new business line Coatings Additives is in a fortunate situation to be able to deliver additional value to our coatings and inks customers. As an extension of our sales force, our distribution partners play a critical role in this value delivery,” said John Kennedy, vice president, Coating Additives Americas. “This new, streamlined distribution network of Evonik’s Coating Additives business line will help us deliver on this promise with speed, efficiency, and simplicity.”


For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or the Palmer Holland Evonik Business Manager, Mike Pfeiffer, at 614-214-8413 or mpfeiffer@palmerholland.com.


About Evonik Coating Additives

The world's most experienced rookie - that's us. The Coating Additives business line of Evonik. We combine decades of expertise with the enthusiasm and dedication of a start-up. With the united powers of Silica products, TEGO® additives, and specialty additives of former Air Products, we offer innovative and tailor-made solutions that deliver real value for your coating formulation. More than 500 products, approximately 500 employees, and 30 production and research sites across the globe make up our business line. Our diverse product portfolio contains countless additives (like defoamers, dispersants, rheology control additives, and many more), matting agents, co-binders, specialty resins, and nanoresins.

Palmer Holland Presented With Zochem Distributor Of The Year Award

We are honored to receive this 2018 Distributor of the Year award from Zochem! Thank you to Ed Smith and John Cartwright for presenting us with this recognition. We look forward to our continued partnership and providing sales excellence in the zinc oxide market for many years to come. Learn more about Zochem https://www.palmerholland.com/our-principals/zochem/ 

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.