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Arizona Chemical Announces Consolidation of SYLFAT® Tall Oil

 JACKSONVILLE, FL – March 1, 2011 -- Arizona Chemical has announced changes to its SYLFAT® Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) product line in North America. Effective April 1, Arizona Chemical will sell just two grades of TOFA from their two North American refineries. The company will continue to offer the low rosin (less than 1%) content SYLFAT® FA-2 TOFA and will now
offer only SYLFAT® FA-1 TOFA as a higher rosin (less than 3%) containing product.

“Our customers continue to ask for consistent quality products,” states Rob Helwick, Arizona Chemical Commercial Director, Americas, “and by consolidating to two TOFA grades, we now can offer a product line with improved consistency with regard to rosin content, acid value and color. The improved production technology that will enable us to offer a more consistent product will also allow us to increase the throughput of our Savannah Refinery.”

Arizona Chemical customers purchasing SYLFAT® FA-2 TOFA will not experience any change in their product specifications. Customers purchasing SYLFAT® FA-1SPECIAL TOFA will be advised to purchase the SYLFAT® FA-1 TOFA with its upgraded specification. Customers purchasing SYLFAT® FA-1 TOFA will continue to purchase that product with its upgraded specifications.

A comparison of current and new specifications for all Arizona Chemical TOFA products is shown below. Further questions
should be directed to the local Arizona Chemical Account Manager. 

SYLFAT FA-1

                                      Specification              Typical/Value

                                    Old        New                Old      New

Acid Value                  190min     193 min         193       194        
Color (Gardner)          7 max      5 max             5+          4+
Rosin Acid %             5.0 max   3.0 max           4.3        2.0  


SYLFAT FA-1  SPECIAL

                                      Specification   Typical/Value

                                                 Discontinued  

Acid Value                  193min                   194 min           
Color (Gardner)          5 max                      4+            
Rosin Acid %            3.0 max                    2.0 max       


SYLFAT FA-2  
                       

                                      Specification   Typical/Value

                                                Unchanged  

Acid Value                  195min                   197 min           
Color (Gardner)          4 max                      3+            
Rosin Acid %            1.0 max                    0.8 max

 

About Arizona Chemical
Arizona Chemical (www.arizonachemical.com) is the world’s leading bio-refiner of pine chemicals for the adhesives, inks and coatings, lubricants, fuel additives, mining and oleochemicals markets. With more than 1,000 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 U.S. in Jacksonville, Fla., and in the EU in Almere, The Netherlands

 

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