Emerald is a leading global producer of benzyl alcohol, producing a high quality, chlorine-free product that meets FCC and NF specifications and requirements. Kalama® Benzyl Alcohol NF/FCC is a food-grade, GRAS ingredient (21 CFR §172.515) commonly known for its low volatility and toxicity. It is the right choice for a large number of pharmaceutical, personal care, food, and technical applications.
In personal care and pharmaceutical applications, Kalama Benzyl Alcohol NF/FCC is an effective preservative to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. It is used to preserve the freshness and integrity of products such as lotions, hair care, shower gel, body wash, antiperspirants, deodorants, wipes, mouthwash, toothpaste, emulsions, ointments, and insect bite relief lotions.
Kalama Benzyl Alcohol NF/FCC is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of polypeptides and as a raw material in the manufacture of esters, such as benzyl acetate and benzyl benzoate, which are used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries. Its high purity and stable odor profile are beneficial in fragrance applications. Other applications include coatings, lacquers, photo developer systems, and metal cleaning formulations.