Emerald Realigns Polymer Additives and Nitriles Business


Emerald Performance Materials is separating its Polymer Additives and Nitriles groups, merging the businesses with its Emerald Kalama Chemical and CVC Thermoset Specialties groups, respectively. The Polymer Additives business will now be known as Antioxidants and Accelerators (AOA).

“AOA and Nitriles both have a tenured history in the markets they serve, with well-known legacy brands, extensive technical expertise and North American operations in Akron, Ohio and Henry, Ill.,” said Scott Wolff, Emerald Performance Materials chairman and a managing director with American Securities, the private equity firm that owns Emerald. “Separating these businesses will enable us to develop appropriate strategies for each and to support continued growth and better serve our customers.”