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Emerald Kalama Chemical Opens Rotterdam Plant

September 27, 2012
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Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business unit of Emerald Performance Materials, recently announced the grand opening of its new K-FLEX® operation in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is the company’s first major investment in expanding the range of products at Rotterdam since acquiring the facility from DSM in 2010. 

Market demand for more environmentally friendly, high-performance alternatives to phthalate-based plasticizers and traditional high VOC coalescents has been growing, according to Golnar Motahari Pour, K-FLEX product line manager for EMEA. “With the increased demand for K-FLEX plasticizers and coalescents in the region, we are thrilled to have this new operation here in Rotterdam,” she said. “The startup of the Rotterdam operation has also been very successful. Since the new process in Rotterdam is modeled to duplicate the design of the U.S. plant, we have accomplished our goal to produce equivalent materials at both locations. We have completed the validation process in both internal testing and in customer performance evaluations with excellent results.”

For additional information, visit www.emeraldmaterials.com.

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