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Emerald Kalama Chemical at ACS 2014 to Promote K-FLEX® Platform for Coatings

Published on 2014-04-03. Author : SpecialChem

Emerald Kalama Chemical will showcase its K-FLEX® platform for Coatings at ACS 2014 (Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Apr. 8-10; Booth 521).

William Arendt, research fellow, will present on how K-FLEX® benzoates lower VOCs in coatings while actually improving performance during session 13.5, "Innovation in Benzoate Technology for Coatings Applications", on Wednesday April 9th at 11:30am.

The K-FLEX® platform includes plasticizers and coalescents that provide an excellent alternative to phthalates and traditional high-VOC materials, which have come under scrutiny due to various health and environmental concerns, as well as industry regulations. The REACH-compliant K-FLEX® platform provides a range of low-VOC, non-SVHC products, including those with certain clearances for use in food-contact applications, and is designed for use in adhesives; sealants; caulk, paint and coatings; graphic arts; plastisol and vinyl systems. In these applications, K-FLEX® products are known for enhancing film formation and adhesion, processing characteristics and improving the resistance of the end-product to oil, grease and water. Other important benefits include improved scrub resistance, gloss development in coatings, stain resistance and toughened wear layers in plastisols when compared with other materials.

Please visit Emerald K-Flex® Coalescents Technical Center for detailed information.

About Emerald

Emerald Performance Materials produces and markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of food and industrial applications. Emerald® products play a variety of roles in the products that are consumed and used every day, enabling them to last longer, look, smell, taste or perform better. Emerald products are used in aerospace, food, beverages, cosmetics, toothpaste, household products, paint, tires, automobiles, sports gear and many other applications. Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Emerald has four business groups, eight operations and approximately 750 employees.

Source: Emerald


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