September 15, 2020
Emerald Kalama Chemical appointed Prinova, a company of the Nagase Group, as a distributor in Southeast Asia for its portfolio of Kalama® Aroma Chemicals. This partnership will leverage Emerald Kalama’s superior product quality, Prinova’s expertise in the flavor and fragrance market and Nagase’s expansive warehousing and transportation network in the region.
“As leaders and global suppliers in the industry, it is essential to have the right strategic partners around the world. With the recent acquisition by Nagase, Prinova represents a strong partner with aligned goals for growth in Southeast Asia. This collaboration will allow us to leverage our long-standing relationship with Prinova in North America as we continue supporting the F&F market globally. We are excited to work together to elevate our promotion and service in this region,” said Catherine Rémy, global sales director for Emerald’s Consumer Specialties business.
Emerald’s portfolio of specialty ingredients are REACh-compliant and allow customers to meet regulatory requirements and consumer demand for products with excellent health and safety profiles. Emerald is a leading global producer of cinnamic chemistries, benzyl benzoate, Lilestralis® (lilial) and benzyl alcohol. These products are manufactured to consistently high quality standards at Emerald’s operations in the U.S. and Europe, using management schemes certified under ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
Prinova – Nagase will represent the Emerald portfolio of Kalama® Flavors and Fragrances in the following countries: Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia and Indonesia.
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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 Prinova – Nagase
Prinova Group LLC, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of premium nutritional ingredients for the global food and wellness industries, recently announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Nagase & Co. Ltd. The combination with Nagase Group, a diversified Japanese chemical trading firm founded in 1832, will create a unique food ingredient manufacturing and distribution offering that marries Prinova’s renowned expertise with Nagase’s truly global footprint.
Prinova’s Aroma division specializes in the global distribution of aroma chemicals and essential oils. The Aroma division offers customers 350+ high-quality products for all Flavor, Fragrance, Aromatherapy and Personal Care related needs. The division is backed by industry experience, product knowledge, and strong quality and regulatory teams network. Headquartered in Hanover Park, Illinois they have additional offices and warehousing throughout the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Turkey, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Australia and Brazil.