January 21, 2021
Emerald Kalama Chemical has introduced Kalama® Sodium Benzoate Liquid, an effective preservative that incorporates Emerald’s high-quality sodium benzoate NF/FCC into a new solution-in-water form.
“Many of our personal care customers have processes designed for liquid ingredients. While sodium benzoate has fairly high water solubility, by offering it in a solution, we can improve the processing efficiency for these customers and make sodium benzoate easier to incorporate. The new liquid form complements the solid forms already in our portfolio, allowing us to offer a more comprehensive range of options to meet all of our customers’ needs,” said Catherine Rémy, global sales director for Emerald’s Consumer Specialties business.
Kalama® Sodium Benzoate liquid offers the same high quality as the solid forms of Kalama® Sodium Benzoate NF/FCC, which include powder, dense granules and extruded dust-free (EDF). The high purity of these ingredients helps to safeguard product quality, with no impacts to color or odor.
All forms of Kalama® Sodium Benzoate are used as effective preservatives to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts and molds in products up to pH 7. They can be used at ambient or elevated process temperatures.
“Emerald’s goal is to make preservation easier to achieve, more effective and more sustainable. Sodium benzoate offers a great balance of attributes to help us meet these goals. It is eco-friendly, skin-friendly and cost effective, while also controlling a wide range of microbes. In addition, Emerald uses responsible manufacturing practices to produce our sodium benzoate, helping to promote sustainability across the supply chain,” Rémy said.
Emerald produces Kalama® Sodium Benzoate in the U.S., meeting the highest standards for quality, sustainability and corporate responsibility, including ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. The company is certified to EcoVadis Silver and has been audited by Sedex SMETA.