Palmer Holland Expands Relationship with American Colors


CLEVELAND, OH – Effective March 4, 2016 - Robert Bourne, Vice President of Sales, American Colors, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Palmer Holland in the southwest and west territories.


This additional coverage gives Palmer Holland a greater area to sell American Colors’ custom pigment dispersions into a wide variety of markets including CASE and plastics. The states affected by this territory expansion include Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


American Colors and Palmer Holland have grown together for over 25 years and built a meaningful relationship during that time. “I am very pleased that American Colors has recognized Palmer Holland as a trusted partner in their business development plans,” says Mark Riemann, Vice President of Marketing, Palmer Holland.


About American Colors, Inc.
American Colors, Inc., founded in 1975 as a gelcoat manufacturer, is a diversified manufacturer of functional dispersions serving the CASE and lubricant markets. American Colors specializes in customer-focused solutions to complex coatings and colorants problems. To learn more, visit www.americancolors.com.

 
About Palmer Holland
Palmer Holland, founded in 1925, began as a technical distributor to the ink market. Since that time, we have evolved to become a national sales and marketing organization in the specialty chemical industry, serving both the CASE and lubricant markets. We provide complete solutions for the most challenging technical issues facing industries today. To learn more, visit www.palmerholland.com.

 

Allnex Offers CYMEL® Resin Grades with Lower Free Formaldehyde Limits

In proactive response to a European regulatory change and customer demand for lower free formaldehyde product offerings, Allnex has been reviewing approaches to reduce free formaldehyde in select grades within its product portfolio.

Effective as of January 1, 2016, formaldehyde will be re-classified in chemical products containing equal to or greater than 0,1% free formaldehyde. This re-classification is part of the 6th ATP (EU Commission Regulation 605/2014) amendments. This change impacts labeling requirements throughout the coatings value chain for materials containing free formaldehyde above this threshold.

Based on improved process capabilities at its manufacturing facilities, Allnex is pleased to announce that it will lower the free formaldehyde limits and reportable Safety Datasheet (SDS) values to less than 0,1% on the following melamine-formaldehyde resins:

• CYMEL® 303 LF
• CYMEL® 1168
• CYMEL® 1130
• CYMEL® 1133
• CYMEL® 1161
• CYMEL® 3020

The reduction of free formaldehyde in these products will not result in other change to product specifications as these more stringent requirements are able to be met within the current process capabilities at Allnex’s various plants. In addition, due to the lower free formaldehyde level achieved on CYMEL® 303 LF, CYMEL® 303 ULF (Ultra Low Formaldehyde) resin will be discontinued.

These lower free formaldehyde products are complemented by formaldehyde-free resins (CYMEL® NF 3041 and CYMEL® NF 2000) that Allnex already supplies to the market.

Allnex is committed to delivering sustained value to its customers and continues to evaluate various approaches to lower free formaldehyde levels in its product portfolio.


About Allnex – www.allnex.com

A global company with $1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings. Allnex is recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and known for its professionalism and for offering the broadest portfolio of high quality, innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins, and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. With manufacturing facilities and research and technology support centers located throughout the world, Allnex also provide responsive, local support to customers, helping them to rapidly bring advanced coating solutions to the market.

BerdeSol, TBF's VOC-compliant alternative, is now commercially available

 

TBF Environmental Technology Inc., a world leader in the development of environmentally-friendly industrial solvents, announced today that BerdeSol – the company’s latest Volatile Organic Content (VOC)-compliant alternative – is now commercially available. This is the third of three major announcements from TBF in recent months, who late last year, also released two other industry-changing VOC-compliant alternatives available: ShiraSol and KradaSol. 

BerdeSol can replace slow-evaporating conventional solvents like heptane, Aromatic 100, cyclohexane, methyl amyl ketone (MAK), perchloroethylene, and butyl acetate. Not only does BerdeSol perform similarly to these solvents, it also eliminates the emission of VOCs and other toxic pollutants.
 

In its continuing efforts to improve Southern Californian air quality, 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 BerdeSol as a Clean Air Solvent.  In addition, independent ASTM 313-91 testing has confirmed BerdeSol is VOC-compliant throughout the United States and Canada.


“The chemical industry has been waiting a long time for industrial solvents that perform effectively yet meet the VOC content limits of SCAQMD, the EPA and other air quality regulators,” said David W. Rowat, CEO of TBF Environmental. “Our new products provide alternatives, which are effective and compliant,” he added.


“TBF is continuing to develop and commercialize VOC-compliant solvents, which are applicable in a wide variety of industrial applications,” said Mark Riemann, VP of Marketing at Palmer Holland, Inc., TBF`s distributor east of the US Rockies. “With BerdeSol in particular, we see tremendous potential for providing an effective brake cleaner for the market.”

“As the market has moved away from heptane as a brake cleaner it has typically adopted acetone as a replacement. BerdeSol provides significantly improved cleaning with a lower flash point and much less risk of combustion,” said Ryan Yokoyama, VP Sales for Dorsett & Jackson, TBF`s distributor on the US west coast.

 

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, go to: www.tbfenvironmental.com.

 

BerdeSol™ Technical Data Sheet

 

Advantages of BerdeSol™

 

BerdeSol™ Solvent Comparison Chart

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: www.tbfenvironmental.com


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 http://www.palmerholland.com.


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 http://www.dorsettandjackson.com.


ShiraSol Tech Data Sheet


Advantages of ShiraShol