Paints & Coatings - Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Paints & Coatings

Paints & Coatings - Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Paints & Coatings

Paints & Coatings - Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Paints & Coatings

Paints & Coatings

Emerald’s portfolio of industrial specialties are value-added solutions to achieve excellent performance in a wide array of coatings, including waterbased coatings, alkyd coatings, epoxy resin coatings, stains, varnishes, and lacquers. Emerald is the largest global producer of benzoic acid, which is also used to produce our high quality additives, plasticizers, and modifiers.

The K-FLEX® line of ultra-low-VOC coalescents has excellent compatibility with polar polymers and achieves stronger, better coalesced films with excellent performance characteristics. Benefits include:

  • optimal surface appearance through superior gloss and clarity,
  • excellent scrub resistance, hardness development, and corrosion resistance (salt fog), and
  • superior dirt pick-up resistance and block resistance versus other common low-VOC coalescents, such as triethylene glycol di-2-ethylhexanoate

In addition, Emerald provides high quality benzoate chemistries used as additives and building blocks in coatings applications. Purox® B benzoic acid is a raw material used as a building block and chain terminator in the production of alkyd resins, where it controls viscosity and enhances desirable performance properties. Kalama® Benzyl Alcohol is a chlorine-free solvent, co-solvent, or non-reactive diluent used in coatings. It is also used in epoxy resins for coatings and as a more environmentally friendly alternative to methylene chloride in paint strippers. Purox® S and Kalama® Sodium Benzoates are safe, widely used corrosion inhibitors for waterborne coatings.

CHAIN TERMINATOR
Purox® B Flakes Benzoic Acid

High chemical purity and low agglomeration tendency.Flakes typically measure between 0.5 and 4.5 mm, free bulk density is around 540 kg/m3.

COLOR DISPERSIONS
K-FLEX® 975P

Compatible with polar polymers, low freeze point, better handling properties than other modern binary dibenzoate blends. Patented blend.

K-FLEX® 850P

Economical, specifically tailored for vinyl applications, offers excellent stain resistance and durability. Can be used alone or in blends with other plasticizers.

CONCRETE AND METAL PRIMER
K-FLEX® PG

Designed for use in vinyl, imparts outstanding stain resistance and durability,Can be used at higher loading levels without degrading performance in adhesives.

K-FLEX® 975P

Compatible with polar polymers, low freeze point, better handling properties than other modern binary dibenzoate blends. Patented blend.

K-FLEX® 850S

A low VOC blend of dibenzoates optimized for use in waterborne latex applications.

K-FLEX® 500P

A dibenzoate blend designed for coatings or other applications where ultra low levels of VOCs are desired.

EPOXY RESIN COATINGS
Kalama® Benzyl Alcohol Technical

Building block in various formulations.

EXTERIOR LATEX PAINT
K-FLEX® PG

Designed for use in vinyl, imparts outstanding stain resistance and durability,Can be used at higher loading levels without degrading performance in adhesives.

K-FLEX® 975P

Compatible with polar polymers, low freeze point, better handling properties than other modern binary dibenzoate blends. Patented blend.

K-FLEX® 850S

A low VOC blend of dibenzoates optimized for use in waterborne latex applications.

K-FLEX® 500P

A dibenzoate blend designed for coatings or other applications where ultra low levels of VOCs are desired.

K-FLEX® 500

Polar plasticizer, high solvator for PVC applications. Also compatible with other polymers such as polyvinyl acetate.

INDUSTRIAL COATINGS
K-FLEX® PG

Designed for use in vinyl, imparts outstanding stain resistance and durability,Can be used at higher loading levels without degrading performance in adhesives.

K-FLEX® 975P

Compatible with polar polymers, low freeze point, better handling properties than other modern binary dibenzoate blends. Patented blend.

K-FLEX® 850S

A low VOC blend of dibenzoates optimized for use in waterborne latex applications.

K-FLEX® 500P

A dibenzoate blend designed for coatings or other applications where ultra low levels of VOCs are desired.

K-FLEX® 500

Polar plasticizer, high solvator for PVC applications. Also compatible with other polymers such as polyvinyl acetate.

INTERIOR LATEX PAINT
K-FLEX® PG

Designed for use in vinyl, imparts outstanding stain resistance and durability,Can be used at higher loading levels without degrading performance in adhesives.

K-FLEX® 975P

Compatible with polar polymers, low freeze point, better handling properties than other modern binary dibenzoate blends. Patented blend.

K-FLEX® 850S

A low VOC blend of dibenzoates optimized for use in waterborne latex applications.

K-FLEX® 500P

A dibenzoate blend designed for coatings or other applications where ultra low levels of VOCs are desired.

K-FLEX® 500

Polar plasticizer, high solvator for PVC applications. Also compatible with other polymers such as polyvinyl acetate.

LACQUERS - NITROCELLULOSIC & ACRYLIC
K-FLEX® DP

Most versatile polar, high solvating plasticizer. Compatible with wide range of polar polymers and rubbers, excellent choice for high solvating plasticizer applications.

K-FLEX® 850S

A low VOC blend of dibenzoates optimized for use in waterborne latex applications.

K-FLEX® 500P

A dibenzoate blend designed for coatings or other applications where ultra low levels of VOCs are desired.

K-FLEX® 500

Polar plasticizer, high solvator for PVC applications. Also compatible with other polymers such as polyvinyl acetate.

PAINTS AND COATINGS -OTHER
Kalama® Benzyl Alcohol NF/FCC

GRAS under 21 CFR §172.515.

SPECIAL PURPOSE COATINGS
K-FLEX® PG

Designed for use in vinyl, imparts outstanding stain resistance and durability,Can be used at higher loading levels without degrading performance in adhesives.

K-FLEX® 975P

Compatible with polar polymers, low freeze point, better handling properties than other modern binary dibenzoate blends. Patented blend.

K-FLEX® 850S

A low VOC blend of dibenzoates optimized for use in waterborne latex applications.

K-FLEX® 500P

A dibenzoate blend designed for coatings or other applications where ultra low levels of VOCs are desired.

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