The View: Producing Partner Profile

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“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well”.
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Prop 65 Update
: A No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) will be established effective April 1, 2016. California’s OEHHA announced last week that the NSRL for DINP will be set at 146 micrograms per day.
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Producing Partner Profile: Emerald Kalama Chemical

Emerald Kalama Chemical is an internationally respected corporation focused on toluene oxidation chemistry. Today, Emerald Kalama Chemical is the leading global producer of benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, benzyl alcohol, sodium and potassium benzoate and specialty derivatives such as hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, linear aldehydes and performance additives such as K-FLEX®dibenzoate plasticizers and coalescents.The phthalate-free products are the solution to formulators seeking environmentally friendly options. Additionally, these plasticizers improve the performance of the end-product.

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K-FLEX® plasticizers, modifiers and coalescents are used because of their excellent performance and balance of properties. They are non-phthalate, low in VOCs, and have positive attributes from a product safety and health perspective compared to other choices.

TCC Dibenzoate plasticizers distributor
Pictured left to right: Robert N. Roach Jr. – CEO of TCC, Eric Post – Business Director of K-FLEX® Americas at Emerald Kalama, Jason Butt – Sales Manager of K-FLEX® NAFTA at Emerald Kalama, Robert N. Roach III – President of TCC

The K-FLEX® product line continues to grow, to develop new technology, to expand into new applications, and meet the evolving needs of numerous industries. Many of the products also maintain certain FDA clearances for use in indirect food-contact applications.

One of the key properties of K-FLEX® products is their compatibility with a wide range of polymers, particularly polar materials. This makes K-FLEX® products highly effective in many of the most widely used non-olefin based polymers: vinyl-acetate, ethylene vinyl acetate, acrylic, styrenated acrylic, styrene-butadiene, PVC, polysulphide, nitrocellulose, nitrile, and polyurethane.

These polymers are also used in many end-use applications, including adhesives, sealants, caulks, paint, coatings, graphic arts, resilient flooring, vinyl wall covering and artificial leather.


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TCC is proud to be named a distributor for Emerald Kalama Chemical, and we are eager to expand our product offerings to maintain one of the most comprehensive lines of plasticizers in the industry.

Click here to learn more about the TCC and Emerald Kalama relationship


Upcoming Trade Shows

2016 AFPM International Petrochemical Conference
March 20th – March 22nd 2016 in Dallas, TX

The Chemical Company will have meeting space available at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel. Please email to schedule a meeting with a TCC representative.

UTECH North America – Polyurethanes Tradeshow
April 6th – 7 2016 in Charlotte, NC
Visit TCC at booth #318

American Coatings Show
April 12th – 14th 2016 in Indianapolis, IN
Visit TCC at booth #1947

Watch Our Latest Tradeshow Video For More information!

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Campaign Update


TCC has recently launched Spreading the Love of Chemistry Scholarship.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we stop spreading the Love of Chemistry. As of March 1st, TCC has successfully launched Spreading The Love Of Chemistry endowment to benefit students attending the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and studying chemistry. This endowment will continue to provide a long-term source of support for students studying chemistry at CCRI and for students awarded this scholarship that continue to study chemistry at four-year institutions.

American Coatings Show Fun Run—Running For Our Love Of Chemistry

The American Coatings Show (ACS) will be hosting a Fun Run on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 7:15–8:30 a.m. to raise funds for student participation at future AC Conferences. Several members of the TCC team will be participating on behalf of our Love Chemistry initiative running in an effort to build student participation in chemistry-related events as well as networking with our fellow ACS attendees. We look forward to seeing you run with us.