Emerald Kalama produces the Kalama[R] and Purox[R] brands of benzoic acid flakes, sodium benzoate
granules, and liquid benzoic acid, which are used for food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications.
The company previously announced it had begun engineering the expansion in April, which would focus on high purity benzoic acid to support growing demand for the company's Kalama and Purox brands of benzoic acid flakes, sodium benzoate
granules and liquid benzoic acid, which it provides for food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and a variety of industrial applications.
This preservative is in nearly everything that sets on the shelves of stores, or one of its sister preservatives, sodium benzoate
and potassium benzoate
Synthetically Benzoic acid is manufactured by partial oxidation of toluene and is primarily used for benzoate
plasticizers, sodium and potassium benzoates
and benzoyl chloride.
This latest investment is a part of our long-term strategic plan to enhance operations and build the infrastructure needed to support our core global business," said Flubert Degens, vice president of the Emerald Kalama Chemical benzoates
and intermediate business.
Line includes adipates, azelates, benzoates
, maleates, oleates, phthalates, sebacates and tallates.
The most frequently used organic preservatives, benzoates
, sorbates, and propionates, are witnessing impressive demand from international markets, as local manufacturers have proven their competitiveness.
said Hubert Degens, vice president and general manager of benzoates
and intermediates for Emerald Kalama Chemical.
Examples of antimicrobials that are commonly used include organic acids such as sorbates, benzoates
, acetates, propionates, lactates, inorganic salts of nitrites, nitrates and sulphites.