November 3, 2020
Emerald Kalama Chemical has appointed Vendico Chemical as a distribution partner in the Nordic region, representing Kalaguard® SB sodium benzoate for customers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
“An increasing number of formulators are incorporating Kalaguard® SB in home care products as an effective, consumer friendly preservative. The Nordics are a key region where it is being used, driven by demand for home care products that are non-irritating, biodegradable and robustly preserved against microbial contamination. This demand can be seen in the rising number of products that are certified by Nordic Swan, a green label program that authorizes the use of Kalaguard® SB,” said Jonathan Rabiei, Business Development Manager at Emerald.
Rabiei continued, “It is important for us to choose the right partner for Kalaguard® SB in this region. Vendico has demonstrated leadership for raw materials in the Nordic region for over two decades, with expertise and technical support for the home care segment. In addition, their commitment to excellent service aligns with Emerald’s mission and values.”
Kalaguard® SB makes sodium benzoate available to homecare formulators for the first time and is registered as an approved preservative under the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR PT 6) and EPA FIFRA. In home care applications such as cleaners, detergents, hand dishwash liquids, wipes and fabric conditioners, Kalaguard® SB acts as a preservative, inhibiting microbial growth. It is classified as a low-risk substance by the European Commission for applications governed by the BPR and is preferred over classical biocides to encourage the use of products with a more favorable environmental or human or animal health profile.
“Kalaguard SB has a great future potential in the Nordic market, where formulators are looking to find new reliable and cost effective preservative systems with a minimum of labeling and impact on customers’ sensitive skin” said Anders Håkansson, Founder and Managing Director at Vendico.
For more information or to make an inquiry about Kalaguard® SB in Europe, contact Vendico at +46 (0)40 98 85 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Emerald Kalama Chemical
Emerald Kalama Chemical offers a wide spectrum of material solutions, with a wide portfolio of high quality ingredients that bring value and performance to applications such as adhesives, foods, beverages, fragrances, cosmetics, home care, rubber, vinyl, and other consumer and industrial products. Emerald Kalama Chemical has three businesses to serve these markets: Industrial Specialties, Consumer Specialties and Antioxidants and Accelerators. Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Emerald Kalama Chemical is a business group of Emerald Performance Materials and serves customers globally from operations in the U.S. and Europe.
About Vendico Chemical
Established in 1994, Vendico Chemical is one of the leading distributors in the Nordic region, specialized in surface-active applications in the home care segment. The objective of the company has from the start been to offer high quality raw material from leading manufacturers at reasonable prices and to provide a high level of technical support and fast & secure deliveries. Vendico has its headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, with an adjacent warehouse and laboratory facility, and serves customers across Northern Europe.