As a company
of International Paper and the global leader in pine chemistry, Arizona
Chemical traces its origin beyond the healthy, sustainably managed forests
that it depends on nowback to the open, arid expanses of the desert
west in the 1930s, where Arizona Chemical began mining saltcake for use
by the papermaking industry.
What a difference 70 years makes. Today, Arizona Chemicals 14
manufacturing plants around the world receive their basic raw materialstall
oil and turpentinefrom the paper and forest products industry. These
raw materials are renewable resources that are derived from co-products
of papermaking, and through Arizona Chemicals refining processes,
become pine-based chemical intermediates for the adhesives, inks and coatings,
and oleochemicals industries.
Manufacturers of tapes, fuel
additives, tires, lubricants, surfactants, industrial cleaners, labels,
printing inks, roadmarkings, insecticides, cosmetics and more rely on
the natural, renewable characteristics of Arizona Chemicals products
to ensure the integrity and sustainability of their own products.
But ensuring the renewability and sustainability of its product base isnt
enough for Arizona Chemical. To grow, the company must renew itself, as
well. The research and development successes that earned Arizona Chemical
its reputation in the industry propel it to seek new and unique applications
for its chemistries.
One of the most exciting new developments involves a process to extract
and purify phytosterols present in pine trees for use in pharmaceutical
manufacturing and natural cholesterol depressants. Through its recently
announced joint ventureArboris LLCArizona Chemical will produce
sterols for leading nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and food companies worldwide.
Arboris sterols, obtained from pine trees, will be unique because of their
high purity and reliable raw material supply.
Both the past and the future of Arizona Chemical rest firmly in nature.
From the forests of Florida and Finland to the phosphate mines of Africa
and AlabamaArizona Chemical remains committed to being a partner
with its customers, its employees, its communities and the world all around