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Emerald Kalama Chemical Presents Data on Formulating Low-VOC, High Performance Coatings at Chinacoat 2014

Published on 2014-11-28. Author : SpecialChem

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH -- The newest innovations in low- and zero-VOC paints and coatings from Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, will be presented in a technical seminar at ChinaCoat 2014 in Guangzhou, Dec. 4 at 11:30.

William D. Arendt, research fellow at Emerald Kalama Chemical, will present data on enhanced performance in latex coatings using K-FLEX® non-phthalate coalescents. These materials enable formulators to reduce VOC emissions without sacrificing desired performance features, including gloss, clarity and resistance to scrubbing, dirt, and water. The seminar is titled, “Formulating Low-VOC Latex Coatings with Benzoates and Dibenzoates.” The focus of the presentation is to formulate paint to best obtain the advantages of these low-VOC coalescents.

Representatives from Emerald will also be sharing information about the latest K-FLEX® innovations and developments at Emerald’s ChinaCoat exhibit, hall 10.2, zone 1, booth 10.2J30-32. In addition to how low-VOC benzoates improve film formation and key properties in coatings formulations, information about new developments will include Emerald’s recent investments in increased research capabilities, energy efficiency and expanded operations.

K-FLEX® benzoate technology has a proven track record of over three decades delivering performance—a highly effective alternative that avoids the health and environmental concerns of increasingly regulated phthalate plasticizers and high-VOC coalescents. The REACH-compliant K-FLEX® platform provides a range of non-phthalate, non-SVHC products, including those with certain clearances for use in food-contact applications.

Emerald Kalama Chemical also produces sodium and potassium benzoate, benzoic acid and intermediates and specialty flavor and fragrance ingredients, which the company sells globally through its distribution partners. The business has manufacturing operations in Kalama, Wash. and in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Other products for coatings applications from Emerald’s other business groups include Hilton Davis® colorants, FOAM BLAST® defoamers, Masil® silicone additives, EPALLOY™ and HyPox™ epoxy resins, ERISYS™ reactive modifiers, Hypro™ reactive liquid polymers and OMICURE™ catalysts and accelerators.

About Emerald
Emerald Kalama Chemical is a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, LLC. Emerald produces and markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of food and industrial applications. Its 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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