Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Closing of its Acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation

HOUSTON, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Kraton Polymers LLC (the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the previously announced purchase of all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation (“Arizona”).  Arizona is the largest global provider of pine-based specialty chemicals. The $1,370 million cash purchase price for the acquisition, which […]

City of Rotterdam Uses SYLVAROAD™ RP1000 in Recycled Asphalt Bicycle Path

PRESS RELEASE (from City of Rotterdam) December 17, 2015 Rotterdam NL first to use 100% recycled asphalt Stadshavens area in Rotterdam enhanced with unique ’circular’ asphalt bicycle path Rotterdam is the first city in the Netherlands where 100% recycled asphalt will be applied in sub, base and top layer of a bicycle road. Never before […]

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Agrees To Acquire Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation

Transaction highlights: ▪ Acquiring specialty chemical industry leader with products that are highly complementary with Kraton’s product line and with Adjusted EBITDA margins in excess of 20% ▪ Pro-forma TTM June 30, 2015 combined revenue and Adjusted EBITDA of $1.98 billion and $330 million, respectively ▪ Expected to result in $65 million of pre-tax run […]

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 […]

AZC’s Bas Hennissen Guest Blogs at BlogActiv.eu on the EU’s Circular Economy Strategy

The European Commission recently issued new information on its roadmap for a Circular Economy Strategy, which is to be presented in late 2015. The initiative expands the scope of the Commission’s Circular Economy Package by adding sourcing of raw materials, product design, production processes and product lifecycle to its previous emphasis on waste and recycling. […]

Check Out the New SYLVAROAD™ Website

AZC Launches Redesigned Website for SYLVAROAD™ RP1000 Performance Additive The company’s innovative SYLVAROAD™ RP1000 Performance Additive website — www.sylvaroad.com — has been redesigned. The site was redesigned with the same look and feel of the Arizona Chemical website, but maintains its own identity, as well. “Since the web is often the first point of contact […]

Arizona Chemical Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Arizona Chemical recently released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which details what sustainability means to the company and how it is managing its economic, environmental and social performance. Read and/or download the report here:

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s EMEA Product Prices

Effective July 1, 2015, Arizona Chemical is increasing prices for rosin esters and rosin ester dispersions due to strong market demand. Adhesive Rosin Esters 200 Eur/MT Adhesive Dispersions 120 Eur/MT

Arizona Chemical & Pine Chemicals Industry Fight For Jobs as EU Considers Biofuel Reforms

Click here to read about how the bio-based chemical industry is fighting to protect jobs as it calls on the EU to keep the playing field level for all bio-based industries that use CTO as raw material.

Arizona Chemical Debuts OSHA GHS Compliant Product Bags

Arizona Chemical is redesigning pre-printed bag packaging to include OSHA GHS compliant labels, as well as other graphical changes. Click here to view 3D model/examples of the new bags. While these examples represent Arizona Chemical’s typical layout and graphics, they are not inclusive of all bag packaging. The OSHA GHS hazard symbol, hazard statements, and precautionary statements may […]

Biofuels Digest Calls SYLVAROAD™ RP 1000 Performance Additive “Revolutionary Road” Material

Biofuels Digest features Arizona Chemical’s SYLVAROAD™ RP 1000 Performance Additive in an article about Revolutionary Road materials. Read the article here.

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s EMEA Product Prices

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s EMEA Product Prices Effective April 1, 2015, Arizona Chemical is increasing prices for rosin esters and rosin ester dispersions due to strong market demand.

World Highways Magazine Features Story on SYLVAROAD™ RP1000 Performance Additive

Check out the July/August 2014 issue of World Highways magazine to learn more about Arizona Chemical’s SYLVAROAD™ RP1000 Performance Additive — an “innovative additive for use in recyled asphalt applications.” To read the World Highways article, click here. To learn more about SYLVAROAD™ RP1000 Performance Additive, click here.

American Chemical Society Features SYLVAROAD™ RP1000 in its Green Chemistry Nexus Blog

The American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry: the Nexus Blog recently featured an article by Arizona Chemical’s Rachel Severance titled “Greener Roads: Arizona Chemical Makes Pine-based Performance Additive.” Click here to read the article.

Arizona Chemical Earns Prestigious Bulldog Reporter Communications Award for 2012 Sustainability Report

Arizona Chemical Company, a world leader in bio-refined specialty chemical products, received the Bulldog Reporter Silver level award for its 2012 Sustainability Report in the category of Best Annual Report on Corporate Social Responsibility and/or Sustainability. Entitled “Adding Value with Biorenewable Solutions,” Arizona Chemical’s sustainability report adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. This […]

Arizona Chemical Announces Plans for OSHA GHS Compliance

To learn more about Arizona Chemical’s plans to comply with the OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), click here.

Arizona Chemical Company, LLC, Forecasts Strong Demand and Price Increase for Tall Oil Fatty Acid

Arizona Chemical Company, LLC, announces a price increase for its SYLFAT™ FA1 and SYLFAT™ FA2 Tall Oil Fatty Acid products. The increase is effective July 1, 2014, or as current contracts allow. Prices will increase by $0.05 per pound. Due to increased tightness in tallow and other competitive chemistry products and strong demand for Tall […]

Arizona Chemical Celebrates Grand Opening of New Science & Technology Center in Savannah, Ga.

  April 22, 2014 – SAVANNAH, GA – Arizona Chemical officials from around the world gathered in Savannah to officially cut the ribbon and open the company’s new Science & Technology Center on April 22, 2014. On hand for the grand opening were Carl Bilgrien, Vice President – Science & Technology; David Cowfer, Vice President […]

Arizona Chemical Earns Chemical Safety Excellence Award from CSX

CSX Announces Winners of 2013 Chemical Safety Excellence Awards JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April 2, 2014 – CSX today announced the winners of its 20th annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, representing dozens of customers recognized by CSX for their commitment to safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail. More than half of the 2013 recipients are […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s EMEA Product Prices

Effective Jan 1, 2014, Arizona Chemical is increasing prices for the following product lines due to strong market demand. Adhesive Rosin Esters € 150 / T

View New Arizona Chemical Video Here

November 13, 2013 – Jacksonville, FL — Arizona Chemical’s new company overview video is now available at http://www.arizonachemical.com/about-us/arizona-chemical-videos/  

2012 Sustainability Report Now Available

Arizona Chemical’s latest Sustainability Report – “Adding Value with Biorenewable Solutions” — is now available here. The report supports Arizona Chemical’s Vision 2021 and highlights the company’s strategies for sustainable success including Sustainable Raw Materials, Technology & Innovation, Customer Value, Environmental Responsibility, Personal & Process Safety, Employees and Communities, and 2012 Awards and Honors.

HARPA CTO Task Force Releases Video Advocating for Pine Chemical Industry in the EU

This summer, the Hydrocarbon Resins, Rosin Resins and Pine Chemicals Producers Association (HARRPA) initiated a Crude Tall Oil (CTO) Task Force with the objective of advocating on behalf of the Pine Chemical industry in the EU political environment. Members of the Task Force are Arizona Chemical, DRT, Forchem, Georgia-Pacific, Kemira, Lawter and MeadWestvaco. Anna Holmberg, Sustainability […]

American Chemistry Council Launches Video to Educate, Advocate for Pine Chemical Industry and Jobs

The American Chemistry Council’s subgroup — the Pine Chemistry Panel – recently produced a video that outlines the history and value of the Pine Chemical industry to the US economy, customers, suppliers, communities and the people who work every day making pine chemicals. Pine Chemistry Council members include Arizona Chemical, Mead Westvaco, and Georgia Pacific, […]

Arizona Chemical Employees Around the World Celebrate Earth Day

Arizona Chemical employees at facilities around the world celebrated Earth Day in a variety of ways, often in conjunction with local schools and civic organizations. In Almere, the Netherlands, employees planted a pine tree, built an “insect hotel” and conducted a cleanup of the office complex where the company’s EU headquarters and laboratory are located. In Jacksonville, […]

Arizona Chemical’s Panama City Plant Earns Prestigious Honor from Global Insurance Carrier, FM Global

Arizona Chemical’s Panama City plant has earned the coveted Highly Protected Risk (HPR) designation from FM Global, a globally recognized insurance company that specializes in risk prevention services. Some of the criteria that enable a facility to earn the HPR designation include implementing all reasonable physical and human loss prevention measures to protect buildings and […]

Visit Arizona Chemical at European Coatings Show March 19-21

Arizona Chemical is exhibiting at the European Coatings Show taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, from March 19th until 21st. Come and visit us at our booth in Hall 1 – Stand 426. For meeting requests, please contact your account manager or send an e-mail to: morgane.burgorgue@azchem.com. For more information, please visit: www.european-coatings-show.com/en/

Arizona Chemical Breaks Ground on New US Science & Technology Center in Savannah, Ga.

SAVANNAH, GA – Arizona Chemical today broke ground on its newest Science & Technology Center in Savannah, Ga. The 27,000 sq. ft. facility is scheduled to open in December 2013, and is expected to cost $10 million to build. The Savannah S&T Center will be home to Arizona Chemical’s US research & development activities and will […]

Savannah Morning News Features AZC Science & Technology Expansion

The Savannah Morning News recently featured Arizona Chemical’s announcement that it will soon build a 27,000 sq. ft. Science & Technology on its campus in Savannah, Ga. To view the article in its entirety, click here.

Arizona Chemical Announces Consolidation of SYLFAT™ Tall Oil Fatty Acid Product Line

Arizona Chemical has announced changes to its SYLFAT™ Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) product line in North America. Effective April 1, 2013, Arizona Chemical will sell just two grades of TOFA from its two North American refineries. The company will continue to offer the low rosin content SYLFAT™ FA-2 TOFA and will now offer only […]

Arizona Chemical Opens First Laboratory in China

Shanghai, China – Officials from Arizona Chemical, along with employees from the company’s growing operation in Asia, officially opened the company’s newest science and technology lab in China today. Attending the opening ceremonies representing Arizona Chemical were Carl Bilgrien, Arizona Chemical’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; Joe Chan, Arizona Chemical’s  Vice President, Asia, team […]

Arizona Chemical Partners with Nexeo Solutions for SYLFAT™ and SYLVATAL™ Distribution

tall oil fatty acid (TOFA) and SYLVATAL™ distilled tall oil (DTO) in the U.S. This agreement takes effect November 1, 2012. SYLFAT™ is a tall oil fatty acid (TOFA) that is used in a wide range of applications including alkyd resins, dimer acids, surfactants, cleaners, oil field chemicals, lubricant esters and other chemical derivatives. SYLVATAL™ products are […]

Arizona Chemical is a proud sponsor of the 2012 World Adhesives Conference in Paris, France

Arizona Chemical will participate in the 8th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference that will take place in Paris, from the 18th until the 21st of September.  The event, organized by FEICA and various other adhesive associations, is expected to gather more than 900 delegates from the adhesive and sealant industry. During the panel sessions, speakers […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s Global Product Prices

Effective July 1, 2012, Arizona Chemical is increasing prices for the following product lines due to strong market demand. For EMEA increases are as follows: Adhesive Rosin Esters € 200 / T AMS Resins € 500 / T AMS Phenolic Resins € 500 / T Adhesive Dispersions € 150 / T Hot Melt Polyamides € 500 / […]

Arizona Chemical Announces Reorganization at Niort Plant

NIORT, FRANCE – May 11, 2012 – To strengthen its position in key growth markets in Europe, Arizona Chemical has announced that it will undertake a reorganization at Niort to focus the plant on making products for the adhesives and tires markets. Because of steady declines in demand for phenolic publication inks in Europe and the […]

Arizona Chemical Selects Melrob Group to Distribute Adhesive Products in DACH Region

Arizona Chemical, a world leader of bio-refined products, announces that effective 1st July 2012,  Melrob Group will take over the distribution of the company’s adhesives product lines in the Germany, Austria & Switzerland (DACH) region. About Arizona Chemical Arizona Chemical (arizonachemical.com) is the world’s leading bio-refiner of pine chemicals for the adhesives, tire and rubber, […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s European Product Prices

Effective 1st May 2012, Arizona Chemical is increasing prices on the following product lines by the indicated amounts. These increases are driven by strong market demand. Adhesive Rosin Esters                   € 150/ T Adhesive Styrenated Terpenes      € 150/ T

Breakfast Seminar Stockholm on March 27, 2012

Waterfront Hotel Stockholm On March 27 we arrange a breakfast seminar in Stockholm on the topic:  “How can Sweden contribute in making Europe more resource efficient?”  The event takes place at the Waterfront Hotel in downtown Stockholm at 8:30-10 am. We have invited a wide range of stakeholders from politics, governmental agencies and the research […]

Visit us at the World Biofuels Markets 2012

March 13 – March 15, 2012 Rotterdam, The Netherlands Visit our stand C301 Key Note Speaker on the Bio-based Chemicals is Anna Holmberg- Sustainability Director Arizona Chemical Click here to visit the website

Arizona Chemical Selects Kale Kimya to Distribute Specialty Polymers in Turkey

Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Kale Kimya to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers in Turkey. Under the agreement, which was effective January 1, 2012, Kale Kimya will offer SYLVACLEAR™ and SYLVASOL™ and UNICLEAR™ polymers, Arizona Chemical’s patented specialty […]

Crude Tall Oil Leak Near Sandarne Plant

On December 20, 2011, a leak was discovered in an Arizona Chemical tank in the Longrör storage depot in Söderhamn, Sweden. Approximately 800 cubic meters of Crude Tall Oil (CTO) was spilled into the waters off the depot port, and some 50 cubic meters on the ground close to the tank. The leak to the […]

Arizona Chemical Selects ProTec Ingredia, Ltd., to Distribute Personal Care Speciality Polymers in the UK

Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an agreement with ProTec Ingredia, Ltd., to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Under the agreement, which is effective January 1, 2012, ProTec Ingredia […]

Arizona Chemical Selects Luigi & Felice Castelli to distribute Personal Care Specialty Polymers in Italy

Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an agreement with Luigi & Felice Castelli to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers in Italy. Under the agreement, which is effective January 1, 2012, Castelli will offer SYLVACLEAR™ ,SYLVASOL™ and UNICLEAR™ polymers, Arizona Chemical’s patented specialty products […]

Arizona Chemical establishes legal entity Arizona Chemical Limited in China

Arizona Chemical announces the formation of the legal entity, Arizona Chemical Limited, a China Trading Company. Arizona Chemical Limited will operate out of the company’s office in Shanghai, China and will provide local Sales, Marketing, Technical Support, Customer Service and Supply Chain services to its Chinese customers. “I’m very pleased that we now have a […]

Sea-Land selected to Expand Distribution of Chemical Intermediate Products in Midwest US

Arizona Chemical Selects Sea-Land Chemical to Expand Distribution of Chemical Intermediate Products in the Midwest U.S. JACKSONVILLE, FL, October 17, 2011 – Arizona Chemical, a world leader of bio-refined products, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Sea-Land Chemical to expand its distribution of the company’s chemical intermediate products in the Midwest U.S. […]

M.F. Cachat Company selected for distribution in the Midwest U.S.

Arizona Chemical Selects The M.F. Cachat Company to Expand Distribution of Its Products in the Midwest U.S. JACKSONVILLE, FL, October 17, 2011 – Arizona Chemical, a world leader of bio-refined products, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with The M.F. Cachat Company to expand its distribution of the company’s adhesives and coatings product […]

L.V. Lomas selected for distribution of Chemical Intermediate Products in Canada

Arizona Chemical Selects L.V. Lomas, Ltd. to Expand Distribution of Its Chemical Intermediate Products in Canada JACKSONVILLE, FL, October 17, 2011 – Arizona Chemical, a world leader of bio-refined products, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with L.V. Lomas, Ltd., to expand its distribution of the company’s adhesives, coatings, and chemical intermediate products […]

Lintech International selected for distribution in the Southeast U.S.

Arizona Chemical Selects Lintech International to Expand Distribution of Its Products in the Southeast U.S. JACKSONVILLE, FL, October 17, 2011 – Arizona Chemical, a world leader of bio-refined products, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Lintech International to expand its long-standing distribution coverage of the company’s adhesives, inks, coatings and chemical intermediate […]

Visit us at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists 2011 Sunscreen Symposium

September 15-17, 2011 Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Orlando, FL Click here to visit their website

Matsumoto Trading selected to Distribute Personal Care Polymers in Japan

Arizona Chemical Selects Matsumoto Trading to Distribute Personal Care Polymers in Japan JACKSONVILLE, FL, May 17, 2011 – Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd., to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry […]

Arizona Chemical Videos

Arizona Chemical Videos Arizona Chemical Overview – learn more about who we are, where we operate and why we are the world’s leading innovator in sustainable chemical solutions. European Business Awards — Arizona Chemical is the only Country Representative for Germany to be given a Ruban d’Honneur for the Environmental Awareness category. View the movie to learn […]

Arizona Chemical Honored with the 2011 United Way of Northeast Florida’s Summit Award

Arizona Chemical Earns Prestigious Summit Award from United Way of Northeast Florida JACKSONVILLE, FL, March 31, 2011 – Employees of Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, have been honored with the United Way of Northeast Florida’s top honor, the 2011 Summit Award. The Summit Award was presented during the United Way of Northeast […]

Visit us at NYSCC Supplier’s Day 2011

New York Society of Chemical Chemists May 10-11, 2011 Edison, NJ Visit our booth 1036 Click here to visit their website

Arizona Chemical Selects Bronson & Jacobs to Distribute Personal Care Polymers in Australia & New Zealand

Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an agreement with Bronson & Jacobs to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in Australia and New Zealand. Under the agreement, Bronson & Jacobs will offer SYLVACLEAR™, SYLVASOL™ and UNICLEAR™ specialty polymers, Arizona […]

Arizona Chemical Announces Distribution Agreement with IMCD Group B.V.

As part of Arizona Chemical’s strategic distribution network redesign, we are pleased to announce that Arizona Chemical and IMCD Group B.V. have entered into a distribution agreement whereby, as a first step, IMCD will distribute a portion of Arizona Chemical’s refinery product lines across Western Europe. This agreement is designed to further improve service to […]

Arizona Chemical Announces Consolidation of SYLFAT™ Tall Oil

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 […]

Visit us at In Cosmetics Milan, Italy

In Cosmetics Milan, Italy March 29-31, 2011 Visit our booth R25 Click here to visit the website

Arizona Chemical exclusive agreement with Essential Ingredients

Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Essential Ingredients, Inc., to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in the Eastern U.S.   Under the agreement, Essential Ingredients, one of the nation’s premier suppliers of raw materials and […]

Visit us at PCHI Personal Care & Homecare Ingredients Trade Show in Shenzen, China

PCHI Personal Care & Homecare Ingredients Trade Show February 22 – 24, Shenzen Convention & Exhibition Center Shenzen, China Visit us as booth G38

Visit us at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany

  European Coatings Show 2011 March 29 – 31, The Exhibition Centre Nuremberg Nuremberg, Germany Visit us at our stand 245, in hall 9 For more information please visit: http://www.european-coatings-show.com/en/

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s European Product Prices

Effective 1st January 2011, Arizona Chemical is increasing list prices on the following product lines by the indicated amounts. These increases are driven by continued strong market demand. Adhesive Dispersions € 240/ T Adhesive Rosin Esters € 400/ T Alpha Pinene     € 900/ T AMS Phenolic Resins € 200/ T AMS Resins € 200/ T […]

Sale of Arizona Chemical to American Securities LLC is Complete

Arizona Chemical announces that Rhône Capital and American Securities have completed the sale of Rhone’s controlling interest in Arizona Chemical to American Securities LLC, a New York-based private equity firm. The deal was announced in September and successfully closed on November 19, 2010. “We are pleased that the transaction is complete and are eager to […]

Rhône Capital to Sell a Controlling Interest in Arizona Chemical to American Securities, LLC

Rhône Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a controlling interest in Arizona Chemical to American Securities, a New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. Rhône, […]

Investigation continues at Arizona Chemical’s plant in Oulu

On Wednesday morning, September 15, an incident occurred at the Oulu plant of Arizona Chemical in Northern Finland that resulted in the death of a contract worker and injuries to three other workers. The now-deceased worker died at the scene of the incident. One worker is now being treated at a local hospital for serious […]

Incident at Arizona Chemical

September 15, 2010 At approximately 8:30 this morning, a contract worker was killed and four others were injured in an incident at Arizona Chemical’s Oulu, Finland Plant. The company is now investigating the incident and assisting the families of the injured men. The contract worker who died is an employee of Oulun Terkos. He was […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s European Product Prices

Effective 1st October 2010, Arizona Chemical is increasing list prices on the following product lines by the indicated amounts.  These increases are driven by continued strong market demand. Adhesive Dispersions                                  € 220/ T (solid basis) Adhesive Rosin Esters                                 € 220/ T AMS Phenolic Resins                                  € 150/ T AMS Resins                                                  € 150/ T Curing […]

Arizona Chemical Scoops Prestigious Ruban d’Honneur

Arizona Chemical stepped ahead of tough competition to be selected for a prestigious Ruban d’Honneur in round two of the European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC. Receiving a Ruban d’Honneur is an impressive achievement and celebrates businesses who demonstrate exceptional performance within their sector. Arizona Chemical will now compete as a finalist within the Environmental […]

Strategic Dialogue Between Arizona Chemical and Socer Brasil

Arizona Chemical and Socer Brasil, two leading pine chemical manufacturers, have entered into a strategic technical and commercial cooperative dialogue to expand their geographical coverage and bring new technologies to market. “We have been working together for several months now, identifying markets where our cooperation has the potential to bring value to our respective customer […]

Announcement Regarding Ethylenediamine (EDA)

The supply of ethylenediamine (EDA), a raw material used in the production of Arizona Chemical hot melt polyamides and ink polyamides, has become tight as a major supplier has declared force majeure.  This situation is of critical importance to Arizona Chemical, and we are monitoring the situation closely.  At this time, we have secured a […]

Arizona announces changes to North American soluble maleic product line

One of the values that Arizona Chemical provides to our customers is reliability of supply.  Unfortunately, over the past several months, our supply reliability of SYLVAPRINT™ 8000 series soluble maleics has not met our standards or our customers’ expectations. Effective immediately, Arizona will bring production of this product line back to our Valdosta, Georgia facility.  […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical Europe’s Product Prices

Effective 1st July 2010, Arizona Chemical is increasing list prices on the following product lines by the indicated amounts.  These increases are driven by continued strong market demand. Adhesive Dispersions   € 250/ T (solid basis) Adhesive Rosin Esters   € 250/ T Alpha-pinene     € 650/ T AMS Phenolic Resins   € 200/ T AMS Resins     € 200/ T Curing Agents    € 150/ T […]

Arizona Chemical’s Representative Office in Shanghai

Arizona Chemical is pleased to announce that it is in the process of setting up a Representative Office in Shanghai, China. The office is scheduled to be operational in mid May 2010. It will engage in business liaison, market survey, product introduction, technical exchange and various other activities, within the territory of PR.China on behalf […]

Arizona Chemical Receives Safety Awards

Arizona Chemical Receives Safety Awards from CSX and Union Pacific JACKSONVILLE, FL — 04/20/10 – Arizona Chemical Company, LLC, has recently learned that it is the recipient of two prestigious awards for chemical transportation safety. For the sixth time in 10 years, Arizona Chemical earned the Chemical Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) from CSX Transportation, one […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s European Prices

Arizona Chemical Europe is increasing list prices on terpenes, fatty acids and associated products for deliveries on or after 1st April 2010. Tall oil fatty acids  €70/Tonne Distilled tall oils    €150/Tonne  Dimer acids          €100/Tonne Terpenes              €500/Tonne

UPDATE – Industrial Action in Finland

March 22, 2010 11.00 CET: The strike negotiation team has reached a compromise and accepted the Councillor General’s proposal. The stevedores’ strike action is called off as of March 19, 2010. The stevedores are obligated to return to their workplaces and allocated shifts latest by March 23, 2010. A return to the standard conditions is […]

Visit us at the ASC Spring Convention&Expo

Visit us at the ASC Spring Convention&Expo Booth 308 April 18 – 20 Hyatt Regency Savannah, GA Take a tour of our Savannah plant on April 21. Click here for details of our plant tour. Adhesives and Sealants Council – Event website

Changes to Arizona Chemical Europe’s Rosin Based Product Prices

Effective 1st April 2010, Arizona Chemical Europe is increasing list prices on all rosin-based products by € 300/Tonne.  These increases are driven by strong market demand.

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s European Terpene Phenolic Product Range

Arizona Chemical is announcing changes to its SYLVARES™ TP Terpene Phenolic resin portfolio aimed at ensuring an acceptable economic return in the ever-changing adhesives market and improving service on high volume products.  The changes are as follows: • SYLVARES™ TP 115 will be discontinued with immediate effect. • SYLVARES™ TP 300 and SYLVARES™ TP 2019 are produced […]

Important Information and VAT numbers for AZC Europe Customers and Suppliers

The letters below detail some important business changes at Arizona Chemical that ask for customers’ and suppliers’ action and support. If you have any questions please contact us at sbe.sap@azchem.com  Arizona Chemical Europe-SAP and SBE Customer Letter – Nov 2009 (pdf) Arizona Chemical Europe-SAP and SBE Supplier Letter – Nov 2009 (pdf) Arizona Chemical BV SBE Bank Account […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s European Product Prices

November 23, 2009 Effective 1st January 2010, Arizona Chemical Europe is increasing list prices on some of its product lines by the amounts indicated below: Adhesive Rosin Esters € 200/ T Adhesive Dispersions € 200/ T (solid basis) Ink Phenolic Rosin Esters € 200/ T Ink Polyamides € 150/ T Roadmarking Rosin Esters € 200/ […]

Exempting BLS/CTO/CST from the Renewable Biomass Definition in US Climate Change, Energy Bills

October 29, 2009 A simple edit to a proposed bill moving through Congress this session could save several thousand U.S. jobs in the renewable-resource industry of pine-based chemical manufacturing, according to industry leader Arizona Chemical. At issue are well-intentioned goals designed to encourage companies to reduce green house gas emissions and reliance on imported fossil […]

Arizona Chemical investigates: Biodiesel from Crude Tall Oil

20 October 2009 Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading bio-refiner of Crude Tall Oil, is studying the possibility of producing biodiesel at its manufacturing plants. Crude Tall Oil, a renewable natural material that is a co-product of the wood pulping process, can be used to make green products based on renewable resources.   With nearly 80 […]

Swedish Government Keeps the Energy Tax on CTO

As part of its budget proposal, the Swedish government did not consider it necessary to make changes to the current taxation on crude tall oil (CTO) in Sweden. The decision will enable Arizona Chemical to continue with its operations and mission to optimize the forest products value chain. Juhani Tuovinen, Managing Director Europe said “Incentives for […]

Announcement Concerning Operations at Arizona Chemical’s Biorefinery in Sandarne, Sweden

On Monday 28th September 2009, a fire occurred at Arizona’s Sandarne facility, in the area near one of the flaker belts used to finish rosin esters. Thanks to great work by local firefighters the fire was successfully contained within the building it started. No injuries occurred and damage to production equipment and the environment was […]

Arizona Chemical opposes the abolishment of a tax on burning CTO

In July 2009, the Swedish Ministry of Finance proposed that the tax on burning CTO, introduced in Swedish law ten years ago, should be abolished (DS 2009:24). The ministry invited stakeholders to give their point of view on the proposal. Arizona Chemical in Sweden is directly affected by the proposal and has sent a response to […]

Strategic Cooperative Agreement for Extender Oils

July 14, 2009 Arizona Chemical and Orgkhim Enter Into Strategic Cooperative Agreement to Market Extender Oils to the Tire and Rubber Industry. Arizona Chemical and Orgkhim, two leading resin manufacturers, have agreed to enter into a mutual strategic technical and commercial cooperative agreement to expand their geographical market coverage and improve the speed of getting […]

Changes to Arizona Chemical’s European Product Prices

June 8, 2009 Effective 1st July, Arizona Chemical Europe is increasing prices on the following product lines by the levels indicated: Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) & derivatives 15% Distilled Tall Oil 15% Dimers & Monomers 10% Tall Oil Rosin  (TOR) & derivatives 15% Rosin Esters 10% Ink Phenolics 10% Terpenes 20% Terpene Resins 15% […]

Arizona Chemical Announces Closure of Port St. Joe, Fla., Plant

Arizona Chemical today announced that it will permanently close its Port St. Joe, Fla., chemical plant in July 2009. The company intends to transfer its Port St. Joe production to its refineries in Panama City, Fla. and Savannah, Ga. This announcement will affect all of the approximately 77 employees at the Port St. Joe plant, […]