Emerald Kalama Chemical acquired the Rotterdam facility from DSM in December 2010. The Rotterdam manufacturing operations are certified to a number of quality standards, including ISO-9001, ISO-14001, HACCP, and FamiQS. The new K-Flex line addition represents Emerald’s first major investment designed to expand the range of products at Rotterdam. The company also manufactures its K-Flex product line in the United States at its Kalama, Wash. facility. Emerald previously announced the completion of a 25 percent capacity expansion and building of a new technical center to support the growth of its K-Flex products at the Kalama site.
K- Flex glycol dibenzoate esters are fast fusing, high polarity plasticizers for a wide range of applications, such as vinyl flooring, coatings, adhesives, sealants and caulks.