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Kao Specialties Americas LLC (KSA) is a member of the Kao Group. KSA is a specialty chemical manufacturing company with three major business segments (1) Oleo Chemicals, (2) Performance Chemicals and (3) Specialty Chemicals including Imaging Materials and Aroma Chemicals.
The Oleo Chemicals business segment is a key unit in Kao's global business. Our focus is to deliver unmatched value by providing very high purity fatty alcohol and tertiary amines along with a complimentary offering of derivatives.
- Oil palm, a plant which produces natural fats and oils
- KALCOL® Fatty Alcohol
Kao is one of the largest producers of fatty alcohols globally. All of our materials are 100% naturally derived from palm kernel or coconut oil. Even cuts from C-8 to C-18 are available at 98% minimum purity with the lowest acid and carbonyl values. In addition to the high purity single cut products, some common commercial blends are available.
- FARMIN® Fatty Amines
Kao is a leading producer of tertiary amines. With four (4) manufacturing sites globally, Kao can produce primary, secondary and tertiary amines as well as specialty and commodity derivatives. In many cases, Kao uses its own fatty alcohol to produce amines of exceptional clarity and quality.
･CONCRETE & GYPSUM ADDITIVES
Superplasticizers for Precast Concrete, Ready Mix Concrete, and Gypsum Products. The Mighty technology reduces the water-to-cement ratio while providing increased workability, strength, and durability. These products can be formulated to meet the customer's end use requirements for Precast or Ready Mix applications.
KSA offers a complete line of cationic and nonionic emulsifiers for superior performance with a wide variety of aggregate and asphalt cement. The unique chemistries offer increased adhesion resulting in stronger, more durable, and longer lasting roads.
KSA offers laboratory designs and technical services to support continued growth in the United States.
- -Chip Seal
- -Cold Mix
- -Cold Mix In Place Recycling
- -Fog Seal
- -Prime Coat
- -Slurry Seal
- -Tack Coat
Anti-stripping Agents for Hot Mix Asphalt
The KAO GRIPPER series is patented non-amine technology that shows excellent anti-stripping performance for hot mix applications as compared to typical amine based products.
- -Excellent adhesion of asphalt to aggregate
- -Performs well with a wide variety of aggregate sources
- -Extended storage stability with no loss in performance (Two weeks at 180°C)
- -Increased TSR results
- -No offensive amine odor
- -No volatile organic solvents
- -Pumpable liquid
In our Imaging Materials business KSA is sharing in
a long history of polyester toner binder production.
For over 30 years Kao Corporation has been producing top quality binder resins under the TUFTONE trade name for use in specialty toner formulations.
Our world class technical development team works hand in glove with OEM producers of copiers and printers to custom design a resin exclusively for each customer application. Our technical skill and manufacturing capabilities have firmly established the Kao family as the market leader in the field of polyester-based resins for the reprographic industry.
One of the core items for Kao Corporation is aroma chemicals. Kao is a leading worldwide producer of aldehydes and MDJ in addition to several specialty items.
- BOISAMBRENE FORTE
- POLLENAL II
- SANDALMYSORE CORE
- CYCLOHEXYLE SALICYLATE