Arizona Chemical Earns CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award for Transportation of Hazardous Materials

JACKSONVILLE, FL – For the fourth year in a row, Arizona Chemical has been honored by CSX for its commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail. The CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award is given annually to companies achieving zero non-accidental releases of regulated hazardous materials shipments on the CSX network.

“We are very proud to have earned this prestigious award 10 out of the past 15 years,” said Mark Santangelo, Vice President – Operations & Supply Chain. “We are committed to safety across Arizona Chemical and I congratulate and thank our team members who helped us earn this award through their diligence, awareness and focus on working safely each day.”

The 2014 Chemical Safety Excellence Awards were presented to CSX customers who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to factors such as not securing valves or closures properly. Recipients represented a variety of industries such as energy, technology and agriculture.
About Arizona Chemical

Arizona Chemical ( is a world leader of bio-refined products for the adhesives, roads & construction, tires, lubricants, fuel additives, mining and oleochemicals markets. For more than 80 years, Arizona Chemical has developed and produced a range of valuable materials from pine trees. With more than 1,100 employees and state-of-the-art refineries in six countries on both sides of the Atlantic, Arizona Chemical provides sustainable raw materials to hundreds of companies and, in-turn, to millions of consumers all around the world. The company has headquarters offices in the US in Jacksonville, Fla., and in the EU in Almere, the Netherlands.