Umicore Specialty Materials Bruges (USMB) has a long history and tradition in the production of alkyd resins, metal carboxylates and naphthenic acids. Organic chemistry, often based on raw materials of renewable resources, is key at USMB.
This ester technology fits perfectly within the current product range and is a welcome add-on to the existing business.
UMSB wishes to profile as a strong independent brand on the market.
A full range of Valiflex and Valilube esters are at your disposal.
Pine trees from sustainable managed forests form the basis of much of today’s pulp and paper production. During the Kraft paper (packaging material) production, one of the pine chemicals is extracted as Crude Tall Oil (derived from the Swedish word "tallolja" or pine oil). Tall Oil Fatty Acid, Tofa, is made out of this Crude Tall Oil. The Valilube and Valiflex ester products are Tofa or dimer based.
USMB strives to implement more and more sustainable and renewable raw materials into its product range, putting great importance to the global environmental impact. Tofa based products match in this vision.
Tofa based products offer a long lasting alternative to petrochemical raw materials. Tofa even outperforms alternative vegetable (edible) oil based products on CO2 consumption (cradle to gate).