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October 29, 2019

Emerald Kalama Chemical opens doors at new European Central Office in Rotterdam

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, celebrated the grand opening of a new office in Rotterdam that will serve as the company’s central hub for European operations. Among other

January 29, 2019

Emerald Kalama Chemical launches Kalama® Peach Lactone

New fragrance ingredient part of Emerald’s expansion efforts at Widnes facility   Emerald Kalama Chemical has completed an expansion at its Widnes, United Kingdom facility, bringing a new reactor train online

September 18, 2017

Emerald Kalama Chemical brings $40M expansion online, increasing world leadership in benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, hexyl cinnamic aldehyde (HCA)

Emerald Kalama Chemical completed start-up of its $40 million expansion at the company’s Rotterdam, Netherlands site. The fully operational expansion increases Emerald’s global capabilities, manufacturing

February 2, 2017

Emerald announces expansion plans to increase global capacity for Purox® S Sodium Benzoate

On the heels of an expansion to double capacity for benzoic acid in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announced it has entered the planning phase for

October 19, 2016

Emerald completes 50KT debottlenecking and reaches final expansion construction phase to double benzoic acid capacity at Rotterdam

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has completed debottlenecking on a reactor brought online in 2014 to optimize output, adding 50 KT of reactor capacity. In addition, the

September 7, 2016

Emerald Kalama Chemical upgrades logistics at Kalama, Wash. Facility

INVESTMENT TO DEBOTTLENECK AND EXPAND LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORTS GROWING BUSINESS  Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has completed key upgrades to its logistics

June 16, 2016

Emerald Kalama Chemical announces expansion for hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, amyl cinnamic aldehyde at UK facility

The board of directors of Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, approved plans for an expansion project at its Widnes, UK facility that will add capacity for Kalama® Hexyl

July 22, 2015

Emerald Kalama Chemical to break ground on $40 million expansion at Rotterdam site

EXPANDED PROJECT SCOPE TO SUPPORT GROWING MARKET DEMAND FOR BENZOIC ACID AND BENZALDEHYDE Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announced that the company’s board of directors

July 6, 2015

Emerald Kalama Chemical completes acquisition of Innospec Widnes Ltd, renames as Emerald Kalama Chemical Ltd

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials LLC (“Emerald”), announced that it has acquired Innospec Widnes Limited (“Widnes”). Emerald Kalama Chemical is a leading global producer

June 8, 2015

Emerald Kalama Chemical signs letter of intent to acquire Innospec Widnes Ltd

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials LLC (“Emerald”), today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Innospec Widnes Limited (“Widnes”), subject to

April 9, 2015

Emerald Kalama Chemical makes multi-million-dollar investment in production of high purity benzoic acid-based products at Rotterdam

INVESTMENT SUPPORTS GROWING MARKET DEMAND FOR BENZOIC ACID, NON-PHTHALATE PLASTICIZERS, BENZOATE PRESERVATIVES Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announced approval for final

September 22, 2014

Emerald Kalama Chemical commissions 75 kilo-ton benzoic acid reactor train at Rotterdam

ADDED CAPACITY TO SUPPORT MARKET DEMAND FOR BENZOIC ACID, NON-PHTHALATE PLASTICIZERS, BENZOATE PRESERVATIVES  Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, commissioned its second benzoic

October 15, 2013

Emerald Kalama Chemical announces start up of second reactor train at Rotterdam to increase benzoic acid capacity

Increasing demand for K-FLEX® non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents drives latest expansion Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, will re-start a second benzoic acid reactor

September 25, 2013

Emerald Kalama Chemical expands capacity of aroma chemical product line

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announced the completion of a capacity expansion for KALAMA® hexyl cinnamic aldehyde (HCA) and related linear aldehydes, key products in the

August 1, 2013

Emerald Kalama Chemical announces further K-FLEX® expansion plans at latest ribbon cutting ceremony

COMPANY WILL DEDICATE ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION AND R&D REACTOR TO SUPPORT GROWTH OF K-FLEX PLATFORM IN 2013 On the heels of a two-day ribbon cutting event to inaugurate its newly expanded facility in Kalama, WA (USA),

July 1, 2013

Emerald Kalama Chemical completes latest capacity expansion to support growth of K-FLEX® Non-Phthalate Plasticizers in the americas

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group  of Emerald Performance Materials, announced it completed its latest capacity expansion for K-FLEX® non-phthalate plasticizers at its Kalama, WA (USA) facility. This is the

April 4, 2013

Emerald Kalama Chemical completes plant expansion in the Netherlands to meet growing demand for Purox® B pure grade benzoic acid

 Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announces the completion of its latest expansion at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company commissioned a new flaker

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