Research and Development
Driving for Sustainable Solutions
Since 1930, we have continuously developed sustainable solutions for our customers. Our innovations have helped various industries replace non-renewable sources with a more sustainable alternative.
As an innovator in pine chemistry, Arizona Chemical has research and development technology centers in the U.S. in Savannah, Ga.; in Europe in Almere, The Netherlands; and in Asia in Shanghai, China, which together employ more than 50 scientific professionals. Our multi-purpose pilot plant facilities can produce quantities from 0.5 to 2.5 metric ton scale for customer sampling and scaling up products from laboratory to production scale.
We are constantly seeking new solutions for adhesives, inks, coatings, roads, personal care, mining and tire industries. Our research focus is in our core refinery distillation products, Crude Tall Oil and Crude Sulfate Turpentine. It extends to gellants, dispersion technologies, terpenes, alkyds, tires, and hydraulics. As a result of our research and development, we have countless new patented technologies and innovative solutions for our customers.
The bio-renewable content (BRC) of most of Arizona Chemical’s products is 75% and above, where many of the competing technologies have a much lower value of renewable ingredients. Everyday we strive to increase our BRC content and to further strengthen our position as a sustainable supplier.
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