May 18, 2018
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announces global price increases for various K-FLEX® Plasticizers, Purox® Benzoates and Kalama® Benzoates and Benzaldehyde products. The increases are a result of a combination of factors including escalating raw material and transportation costs and changing supply/demand balances driven by plant slowdowns/shutdowns in China and India.
The price increases will be effective June 1, 2018 or as contracts allow for the following products:
K-FLEX® Plasticizers and Coalescents
Up to $150/mT or €150/mT, dependent on grade and region
Kalama® Sodium Benzoate, Purox® S Sodium Benzoate, Kalama® Potassium Benzoate, Purox B® Benzoic Acid, Kalama® Benzyl Alcohol, and Kalama® Benzaldehyde
Up to $120/mT or €120/mT, dependent on grade
Please contact your local account manager for further details.
Emerald Kalama Chemical is a leading global producer of benzoic acid, benzaldehyde and related chemistries, as well as a key producer of antioxidants and accelerators. Offerings include K-FLEX® low-VOC, non-phthalate plasticizers; Kalama® flavor and fragrance ingredients; Kalama® and Purox® benzoates, food-grade antimicrobials and intermediates; Good-Rite® antioxidants and Cure-Rite® accelerators—available globally. These products are manufactured at Emerald’s ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008 certified facilities in Henry, Ill., Kalama, Wash., Rotterdam, Netherlands and Widnes, U.K.
For information on these or other Emerald products, visit www.kalama.emeraldmaterials.com or contact Emerald Kalama Chemical Customer Service in the U.S. toll-free at 800.223.0035 or +1.360.954.7100 or in Europe by phone at +31.181.249224 and by e-mail at email@example.com.
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. Emerald has two business groups, six operations and more than 700 employees.