Aroma chemicals provider Emerald Kalama Chemical has launched new Kalama C-12 Lauric Aldehyde to expand its portfolio of linear aldehyde fragrance ingredients.

Also known as dodecanal, Kalama C-12 Lauric Aldehyde is used to add a fragrance to a wide range of product types, including perfumes, personal care items and cosmetics.

Emerald Kalama Chemical vice-president and general manager Paul Hogan said: “Emerald is the largest global producer of benzaldehyde, so we are able to offer a wide portfolio of downstream ingredients while guaranteeing they are produced to our high-quality and safety standards.

“The Widnes operation represents a core part of our long-term strategic vision for flavour and fragrance ingredients.”

“With Kalama C-12 Lauric Aldehyde, we saw an excellent opportunity to leverage our existing expertise and technology in linear aldehydes, using it to expand our range of offerings and further solidify our global leadership position.”

Manufactured at the company’s production facility in Widnes, UK, the chemical is claimed to have a very high purity level.

The Widnes facility was acquired by Emerald Kalama Chemical in 2015. Since then, the company has completed a series of major upgrades to increase its aroma chemicals capabilities and products.

Hogan added: “The acquisition of the Widnes operation was an excellent strategic fit for us, as it allows us to offer global service for key aroma chemicals such as HCA from both the US and UK.

“The Widnes operation represents a core part of our long-term strategic vision for flavour and fragrance ingredients, and we will continue to make investments that enhance our capabilities and offerings there.”

The company focuses on producing benzoic acid, benzaldehyde and related chemistries.

Its product offerings include Kalama flavour and fragrance ingredients; Kalama and Purox benzoates, food-grade antimicrobials and intermediates; K-FLEX non-phthalate plasticisers; and Good-Rite antioxidants and Cure-Rite accelerators.