Chemicals

Beyond Palmer’s formulation-ready product technologies, we make available our decarboxylated and distilled cashew intermediates to other innovative chemical companies and industrial biofuel consumers.

Providing both hydroxyl and unsaturation functionalities, cashew offers the chemist many options. Being mainly an alkenyl phenol, the aromatic constituent imparts exceptional hardness and resistance properties while the linear carbon chain imparts flexibility and hydrophobicity.

Palmer’s chemical intermediates are 100% derived from Cashew Nutshell Liquid, a renewable resource that does not compete with food sources. Typically Palmer’s intermediates are used in the following applications:

  • Phenolic novolac and resole resins for brakes, foundry moulds, forest products and tires
  • Phenalkamines
  • Polyols
  • Surfactants
  • Heavy biofuels, at times blended with recycled waste oils

To learn more about Palmer CNSL products for chemical synthesis and how they could help in your application, contact us today.