Emerald Kalama Chemical

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Kalama® Sodium Benzoate NF/FCC – EDF

Kalama® Sodium Benzoate has a long history of use as a globally trusted, nature identical preservative. It is used to safely and effectively inhibit microbial growth in foods, beverages, cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals up to pH 6.5. It is an FDA GRAS food additive, approved for use as an antimicrobial agent, flavoring agent, and adjuvant (21 CFR § 184.1733). Kalama Sodium Benzoate is available in several forms: Dense Grains, Extruded Dust-Free (EDF), and Powder. Emerald also offers Purox® S Grains, the highest purity sodium benzoate available worldwide.

For Food & Beverages

Kalama Sodium Benzoate is manufactured to very high purity and quality standards, ensuring an excellent taste and odor profile. It is produced at Emerald’s food-grade operation certified to meet FSSC 22000 for food safety. Common food and beverage applications include: fruit juices and salads, jellies, dressings and sauces, low-alcohol beverages and non-alcoholic beer.

For Personal Care & Cosmetics

Kalama Sodium Benzoate is a green-label alternative to preservatives under scrutiny: sensitizers such as isothiazolinones (BIT, MIT, MCIT), irritants, parabens, and formaldehyde releasers. It is authorized for use under ECOCERT COSMOS, EU Ecolabel, and Nordic Swan. Kalama Sodium Benzoate is often used with Kalama Benzyl Alcohol NF/FCC to leverage the ingredients’ natural antimicrobial synergy. Common personal care and cosmetic applications include: lotions, moisturizers, and topical ointments, soaps, shampoo and conditioner, wipes, oral care products and feminine hygiene products.


Attribute Value
Production Facility Kalama, USA
European Pharmacopoeia / British Pharmacopoeia Passes Required Tests
EEC E-211 Passes Required Tests
NF / FCC Passes Required Tests
Typical Properties
Form Extruded Dust Free (EDF)
Assay 99.0%-101.0% of C7H5NaO2, calculated on the anhydrous basis(NF/FCC)
Application Group Application Description
Agricultural Corrosion inhibition Useful in protecting the metal containers used for Agricultural chemical solutions
Automotive Corrosion Inhibition Corrosion inhibition for steel, zinc, copper, copper alloys, soldered joints, aluminum and aluminum alloys
Beverage Preservation Preservative for carbonated and still beverages and juice, Orange juice products, Yucca juice extract.
Household Care Corrosion inhibition Useful in protecting the metal containers used for Household products, Waxes, Polishes and Aerosol Products.
Paper Corrosion inhibition Used in Paper wrappers to inhibit corrosion of Tin, Steel, Chrome Plated and Galvanized Surfaces even in humid environments.
Pharmaceutical & Medical Products with USP/EP Certification Used in topical formulations for the treatment of lice and scabies and in formulations to repel insects.
Plastics Polyolefin Manufacture Nucleating agents for polyolefin manufacture.

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