About

Palmer International is a principled, specialty chemical company focusing on Cashew Nutshell Liquid (CNSL) innovation, processing and distribution.

Palmer is the leader in OEM friction particle development, boasting the most recognized global brand by top brake-lining and systems companies. In addition to Palmer’s particle prowess, Palmer’s recently established joint venture company, RP International, is setting new standards in epoxy chemistries for the marine, industrial and maintenance coatings markets. Basically, when it comes to CNSL, distilled CNSL (cardanol), and CNSL derivatives such as friction particles, phenalkamines, Cashewthaneâ„¢ air-dry resins, surfactants and polyols, Palmer is your point of reference.

Privately held by the Palmer family since the beginning in 1946, Palmer is the oldest cashew derivative manufacturer in the world. With a fully integrated, ISO 9001-certified site in Skippack, Pennsylania, along with distribution arms in Europe and Asia, Palmer is well suited to meet our customers’ global supply requirements.