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Emerald Kalama’s broad portfolio of Kalama® Aroma Chemicals includes floral, spicy, fruity, woody, and earthy notes and are produced using the highest industry standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and FSSC 22000 for food safety. As the global leader in key ingredients such as benzaldehyde and HCA, we are dedicated to the flavor and fragrance industry, with extensive product and regulatory expertise. Emerald Kalama helps to shape the future of the industry with participation in key organizations, such as IFRA and RIFM.
Kalama® Benzaldehyde is known for its unique sweet, almond character and is used as a flavor/fragrance ingredient in applications such as simulated almond oil, foods, beverages, animal feed, personal care, and home care. It is also used in the chemical synthesis of products such as pharmaceuticals and plastic additives, as well as in other agricultural and industrial applications. Emerald Kalama is the leading producer of benzaldehyde, producing several grades of chlorine- free benzaldehyde under the highest industry standards for quality, including an FCC grade produced under an FSSC 22000 certified scheme for food safety.
Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate
Kalama® and Purox® S Sodium Benzoate and Kalama® Potassium Benzoate are effective, economical preservatives and antimicrobials, controlling the growth of bacteria, molds, and yeasts in applications such as foods, beverages, and personal care. Emerald is a leading global producer of benzoate salts, using the highest industry standards, such as FSSC 22000. Offered at the highest quality and purity available in the world, Emerald Kalama benzoate salts are virtually odorless and colorless and help formulators to avoid unwanted side reactions and impacts on product aesthetics.
Emerald Kalama produces several grades of Purox® B Benzoic Acid to meet the highest quality standards of our customers. Using an innovative purification technology, Emerald produces the purest grade of benzoic acid in the world (99.98% minimum guaranteed), available as Purox® B Food/Pharma, to meet the highest quality standards of our customers in food, personal care, and pharmaceutical applications. Purox® B Liquid and Flakes are also guaranteed 99.9% minimum purity for applications such as industrial synthesis, resins, alkyd paints, plasticizers, dyestuffs, and fibers. All grades of Emerald Benzoic Acid are easy to use, are virtually odorless, have low agglomeration tendency (grains or flakes), and provide improved color in the end product.
Kalama® Benzyl Alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild, pleasant aroma, available in several grades from Emerald, a leading global producer. Our NF/FCC grade is an effective, high purity preservative for personal care and pharmaceuticals, while our technical grade is an excellent low-toxicity, low-volatility polar solvent, useful as a coalescent or solution, biostat, and starting material in chemical synthesis. Emerald also provides a guaranteed parenteral grade for the highest purity and quality considerations in this critical application. Emerald is a leading global producer of Benzyl Alcohol, providing a chlorine-free product manufactured to the highest quality standards at facilities in the U.S. and Europe.
A favorable performance and regulatory profile for paints and coatings K-FLEX® coalescents are ultra-low VOC and offer excellent handling and performance properties in architectural, industrial, and direct-to-metal coatings. Highly compatible with conventional coating polymers, the coalescents afford greater permanence in the polymer film, resulting in stronger, better-coalesced films with excellent characteristics, such as scrub resistance, hardness development, salt fog resistance, dirt pick-up resistance, and gloss. The excellent chemistry profiles of K-FLEX coalescents support today’s stringent regulations and are classified as non-SVHC, non-PBT, and label-free in the EU under CLP and GHS regulations.
Good-Rite antioxidants provide critical performance and protection in applications such as rubber and plastics, defending polymers from oxidative degradation due to heat, light, gas fading, peroxides, shear, and other dynamic factors. Good-Rite Stalite S is an aminic, general purpose antioxidant for rubber with excellent solubility, thermal and oxidative stabilization, as well as low volatility. Good-Rite 3114 is offered in several grades for plastics and provides excellent thermal, UV, and color stability (non-yellowing).
Non-Phthalate Plasticizers and Modifiers
K-FLEX® and Kalama® VITROFLEX® plasticizers and modifiers are non-phthalate, high compatibility solutions that provide manufacturers of vinyl, plastisols, adhesives, caulks, and sealants with many benefits to performance and manufacturing efficiency, while also minimizing health, safety, and regulatory concerns. As high solvating PVC plasticizers, K-FLEX and Kalama VITROFLEX products economically achieve the same excellent performance associated with traditional phthalates. Many product grades are certified to specific FDA clearances for use in indirect food-contact applications.
Rubber Vulcanization Accelerators
Rubber and tire manufacturers rely on Cure-Rite® Accelerators to control the rate of vulcanization, improve productivity and ensure the development of desirable properties before curing, such as strength, modulus, elasticity, and oxidation stability. Cure-Rite technology includes low nitrosamines, sulfur donor types, and products tailored for superior scorch protection and easy dispersion post-mixing.
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Flavor & Fragrance Blend
Food & Beverage
Emerald is the leading global producer of key preservatives and flavors for the food industry. By producing ingredients to the highest industry standards for purity and quality, Emerald helps protect your brand equity and the integrity of your products. Emerald’s operations in U.S. and Europe are backward integrated, strategically located near major ports and rail lines, and certified under FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001. In addition to compliance with REACh and relevant food safety regulations and standards (such as FSMA, GFSI, and c-GMP), our food-grade portfolio meets FCC specifications and is also certified kosher and halal. Kalama® Flavor Ingredients Our portfolio and flavor and fragrance ingredients deliver a desirable, mouthwatering appeal to a wide range of applications. Notes include nature identical citrus, almond, and cinnamates, which are central to many applications such as bakery goods, beverages, confectionary, and more. Purox and Kalama® Benzoate Preservatives Benzoic acid and its salts are highly effective preservatives to inhibit the growth of yeasts, bacteria, and molds in acidic food and beverage applications. Emerald’s Purox benzoates are produced to the highest purity available, minimum 99.9%, which ensures excellent taste and odor profiles. Purox® S Sodium Benzoate’s unique, dust-free particle size offers very good…
Graphic Arts & Printing
Critical Building Blocks in Many Applications Emerald provides a wide portfolio of high quality intermediate chemistries that are essential in a wide range of synthesis and processing applications. Kalama® Benzaldehyde and Sodium Benzoate are key building blocks for the production of specialty chemicals, such as dibenzoate plasticizers and certain glycols, and they also serve as essential intermediates in highly efficient chemical synthesis, pharmaceutical manufacture, industrial processing, and cleaning applications. Good-Rite® sulfur intermediates are valued components used in the mining, paper, leather, and poultry industries, serving as solvents, depilatories, sulfur donators, chelators, corrosion inhibitors, and more.
Oil, Gas & Mining
Good-Rite® Intermediates Good-Rite Intermediates improve the efficiency of mining operations and provide critical functionality in ore purification. Good-Rite Sodium MBT is used in metal chelation, as a metal deactivator for copper and copper alloys. Good-Rite NaSH reacts with heavy metals for extraction or separation of copper or mineral ores.
Paints & Coatings
Good-Rite® NaSH Good-Rite NaSH is a key intermediate in the production of kraft paper, used as a sulfur donator to reduce pulping time.
Emerald brings fragrance, flavor, and freshness to personal care and cosmetic applications. Purox® and Kalama® aroma chemicals and benzoate preservatives are globally recognized for the highest purity, consistency, and quality. Benzoate Preservatives Kalama® and Purox® Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, and Benzyl Alcohol are safe, effective solutions to preserve personal care products, controlling yeasts, molds, and bacteria in products up to pH 6.5. They are non-irritating and free of parabens and formaldehyde releasers. Our ingredients are the highest purity available, virtually odorless and colorless, and have authorizations for use in products certified under programs such as EPA Safer Choice and Ecocert COSMOS. Flavor & Fragrance Ingredients Kalama® high purity, nature identical aroma chemicals deliver captivating appeal to fine fragrances, cosmetics, and personal care products. We are dedicated to the industry, with extensive applications expertise, dedicated technical teams and R&D facilities, and memberships in important industry associations. As global leaders in key ingredients such as Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, we are also trusted for our unmatched quality, consistency, purity, and service. As a leading global producer of benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, and related downstream products, we produce our ingredients with the end user in mind. We use the highest standards for quality, purity and…
Pharmaceutical & Medical
For Today’s Toughest, Most Economical Tires and Rubber Manufacturers of natural rubber, SBR, and BR products rely on Cure-Rite® Accelerators and Good-Rite® Stalite S Antioxidant to produce superior performing products with the highest durability. Cure-Rite Accelerators increase the rate of vulcanization and manufacturing efficiency, reducing production costs while assuring the development of desired properties. Good-Rite Stalite S imparts age-resisting properties to finished products and during production, making them more durable, extending their life, and adding resistance to degradative free radicals formed as a result of heat and light exposure. Applications include tires, treads, conveyor belts, seals, hoses, molded goods, footwear, various mechanicals goods, and rubber latex.
Vinyl & Plastics
Solutions for Higher Performing, Value-Added Vinyl and Plastics Vinyl and plastics manufacturers rely on products such as K-FLEX® non-phthalate plasticizers, Good-Rite® 3114 non-yellowing antioxidant, and Kalama® Sodium Benzoate nucleating agent to produce high performing, long lasting products while also improving productivity, adding value, and minimizing the health, safety, and regulatory concerns associated with phthalates and other plasticizer chemistries under scrutiny.
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