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Enabling alkyd resin, paint, waxes, polishes and liquid detergent manufacturers to source an alternate high quality key building block.

ROSEMONT, Illinois. – April 6, 2015

Velsicol launches BENZOIC ACID TECHNICAL GRADE used in manufacture of many end products including alkyd resins. When used as a key ingredient in alkyd resins, it improves physical properties such as gloss, hardness and chemical resistance. Benzoic Acid Technical Grade is also used as a preservative in other select industrial applications by increasing storage stability and mitigating corrosion for emulsion formulations, liquid detergents, paints, polishes and waxes.

“Benzoic Acid has been a key contributor to our success for decades” says Tim Horn, President and CEO of Velsicol Chemical, LLC “ We have made a strategic decision to re-enter this market to complement our product portfolio by meeting demand in key markets for this product including, Europe, the Americas and Southeast Asia. Benzoic Acid is the most basic of aromatic carboxylic acids and offering it to our customers is a winning combination for all.”