Adhesives Magazine

EMERALD KALAMA CHEMICAL: Plasticizer

May 24, 2010

Emerald Kalama Chemical announces a new plasticizer, Kalama™ K-FLEX® 850S, to meet the performance challenges of today’s adhesives, PVC compounds, coatings, and other latex polymer applications. The dibenzoate ester plasticizers are highly effective, low VOC, non-phthalate, non-alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APE-free) plasticizers that are compatible with a range of polymers, including acrylic, styrene acrylic, styrene butadiene (SB), vinyl acetate (PVA), vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE), PVC, and plastisol systems.
 
“The Kalama K-FLEX 850S provides good value and benefits for the formulator. The viscosity enhancing attribute of this product is an especially important feature in higher viscosity applications such as caulks, plastisols and certain adhesives and coatings,” said Shamsi Gravel, Emerald Kalama Chemical Product Line manager.

The product is also environmentally friendly and classified as non-hazardous under OSHA, as well as the new UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS is currently being adopted around the globe and is already in effect in certain countries. K-FLEX 850S is non-regulated under domestic and international transport regulations. In addition, unlike some other plasticizers, it is specially formulated so that it does not bear a “dangerous for the environment” symbol on the label under the EU Dangerous Preparations Directive.

For more information, visit www.emeraldmaterials.com, call (800) 223-0035 or e-mail kalama@emeraldmaterials.com.