Palmer Holland Is The New National Distributor For Kronos TiO2

Effective November 1, 2017 – Kronos has appointed Palmer Holland as its exclusive U.S. distributor for its line of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments for use in industrial applications.


Kronos TiO2 pigments are used in a wide variety of applications including paints and coatings, plastics, paper, building materials, and many other commercial products.


“This expansion gives Palmer Holland the opportunity to provide the same level of stellar customer and technical service in the Northeast and South regions that our customers in the Midwest and West Coast regions have come to expect,” says Chad Leighty, Business Manager, Palmer Holland.


For more information, contact your Palmer Holland account manager or the Palmer Holland Kronos Business Manager, Chad Leighty, at 216-212-1016 or cleighty@palmerholland.com.


About Kronos:
The KRONOS group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of titanium dioxide. KRONOS has been operating as an international company for more than 90 years. The group owes its significant market position to the quality of its products, innovation, technical experience and reliable customer service around the world. The company's international representation is supported by an effective distribution system.  Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. When ground into a fine powder, it transforms into a pigment that provides maximum whiteness and opacity. To learn more about Kronos Worldwide visit http://kronostio2.com.

Arkema Press Release Regarding Crosby, TX Plant

Read below for a press release from Arkema, Inc. posted on 8/31/2017:

At approximately 2 a.m. CDT, we were notified by the Harris County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of two explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby, Texas. Local officials had previously established an evacuation zone in an area 1.5 miles from our plant, based on their assessment of the situation.

We continue to work closely with federal, state and local authorities to manage the situation.

As we communicated in recent days, our site followed its hurricane preparation plan in advance of the recent hurricane and we had redundant contingency plans in place. However, unprecedented flooding overwhelmed our primary power and two sources of emergency backup power. As a result, we lost critical refrigeration of the products on site. Some of our organic peroxides products burn if not stored at low temperature.

We have been working closely with public officials to manage the implications of this situation, and have communicated with the public the potential for product to explode and cause an intense fire. Organic peroxides are extremely flammable and, as agreed with public officials, the best course of action is to let the fire burn itself out.

We want local residents to be aware that product is stored in multiple locations on the site, and a threat of additional explosion remains. Please do not return to the area within the evacuation zone until local emergency response authorities announce it is safe to do so.

Organic peroxides are a family of compounds that are used in a wide range of applications, such as making pharmaceuticals and construction materials.

Arkema Creates New Generation of Acrylic Impact Modifiers For Engineering Resins

Arkema has developed Durastrength® 440 impact modifier, an industry-leading acrylic Impact modifier for PC and alloys. Durastrength® 440 is based on acrylic chemistry designed to impart excellent ambient and cold temperature impact to PC and PC blends.

Key benefits include:

  1. Outstanding low temp impact resistance: Similar performance to MBS so can withstand -40°C and still remain ductile.
  2. Excellent weatherability and thermal aging: Retaining color and mechanical properties upon exposure to these elements.
  3. Excellent colorability: Minimal impact on the color vs conventional acrylics.

 

 

 Download the Durastrength® 440 TDS

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