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.
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.
Anti-stripping Agents for Hot Mix AsphaltThe 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.
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.