Palmer Launches PerenniOL CNSL Polyols

In 2015 Palmer launched its first mannich base polyether polyol from Cashew Nutshell Liquid (CNSL).  Like other aromatic polyols, PerenniOL delivers superb fire resistance.  However, while other nonylphenol derived polyols claim 0% renewable carbons, Palmer’s 1800-430 polyol has been USDA Certified as being a 77% Biobased Product.  PerenniOL polyols are targeted for the rigid spray-foam markets, being self-catalyzing.  Manufactured in Palmer’s vertically-integrated facility in Pennsylvania, PerenniOL will win its fair share of the sustainably-minded market.BioPreferred Label 1800-430

Welcome to Our New Site!

Welcome to Palmer International’s newly redesigned website! I hope you will take some time to look around and see the new features and functionality we have added.

One of these new features is this blog that will highlight things that we think are relevant for our customers. We’ll be giving you information on where we are at and what we’re doing, so check back often for updates. You might even consider following us on Twitter.

Improving Thermal Resistance

Most cashew particles used around the world are the brown type…the oldest and lowest technology, but of course, the lowest cost as well. While Palmer offers these products, we find that customers are increasingly searching out better performing materials. Recognizing that brake trends are for smaller pad sizes and, therefore, higher braking temperatures, we are developing cashew particles with improved thermal resistance.

The following series of TGA (thermal gravimetric analysis) curves compares newer technology cashew particles (shown as black) against the standard brown type. By changing the chemistry of the particle, we can significantly improve thermal performance.

Feel free to contact us to learn more about improving thermal properties.

Our Skippack Expansion

Earlier in 2012, Palmer completed the first phase of the Skippack site expansion with the opening of a brand new technical center. Now, everyone is located in Skippack. We’re enjoying the increased productivity as well as all of the other benefits of a new facility.

Welcome Marc!

Palmer is happy to announce the expansion of our engineering team with the hiring of Marc Ragnauth. Marc recently graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Prior to attending college, Marc was a member of the US Marine Corps and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Marc’s role will be to support new product development in the transition from R&D/Pilot stages through to full scale production. Welcome on board, Marc!

30th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium

Palmer will be exhibiting our complete line of CNSL-based additives for the friction industry at the 30th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium. This year’s event is being held from September 23 – 26, 2012 in San Diego, CA at the Town & Country Resort.

Come see us in Booth #303, have some cashews and find out what’s new in the world of cashew!

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