The new application lab in Cincinnati provides Emery Oleochemicals’ Green Polymer Additives (GPA) customers with regional value-added services through its dedicated Application Testing and enhances the Emery Oleochemicals’ Global Technical Development Center capabilities in Loxstedt, Germany, which opened in 2013. Staffed by a dedicated technical team utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, the new Cincinnati lab capabilities include:
- Custom lubricant and plasticizer development, scale-up of LOXIOL ester lubricants and EDENOL plasticizers in our state of the art multi- purpose reactor,
- Formulation and applications testing for rigid and flexible PVC as well as development in engineered resins to provide technical solutions for many of today’s market segments from building and construction to medical applications, and
- Full analytical support for lubricant and plasticizer development and modern analysis including NMR, FTIR, SPME, GC/MS, HPLC, HPLC/MS, DSC TGA and viscosity measurement as well as physical testing to measure percentage elongation, compression and tensile strength.
- In addition our state of the art lab is equipped with weathering devices to simulate weathering characteristics of the finished article.
With its local Green Polymer application lab capabilities, the Cincinnati TDC can be seen as another key milestone backing the business unit vision to be ‘The first choice in sustainable polymer additives’. Explains Michael Hoppe, Senior Sales Manager Specialties, “Our continued investment in the US into technical development capabilities combined with the recent completion of our $50 Million (USD) bio-based and recycled content ester plant, also located in Cincinnati, places the Emery Oleochemicals’ Green Polymer Business in a prime position to be the preferred partner for the plastics industry by offering renewable and innovative polymer additive solutions such as lubricants, plasticizers, anti-fogging, anti-static, and release agents.”