Particular Performance

Palmer International is a global leader in CNSL technology providing friction particles and resins, polyols and chemicals to automotive, transport, construction and other industries worldwide.

liquid (CNSL).

The cashew tree, Anacardium occidentale L., is native to northeast Brazil.  Portuguese traders, however, introduced this small evergreen to coastal India and Africa as a means to prevent soil erosion.  Today, significant quantities of cashew can be discovered in India, Vietnam, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Brazil and other equatorial countries. The cashew tree is “rapidly renewable,” often reaching maturity in just two (2) years and yielding harvests every year thereafter and does not require intensive farming practices.

Palmer Particles™

Friction composites are used pervasively in many industries to control an object’s velocity, most notably in automotive braking. In our post-asbestos world, these complex composites are comprised of anywhere between 10 and 30 raw materials. Palmer’s cashew particles play a functional role in stabilizing the coefficient of friction, reducing wear, minimizing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), and influencing “pedal feel”.


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About Palmer

Palmer is the oldest cashew derivative manufacturer in the world, operating in a fully integrated, ISO 9001-certified facility in Skippack, Pennsylvania, along with distribution arms in Europe and Asia. We are the global 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 is the market leader in mannich polyols derived from CNSL for the rigid, polyurethane foam markets.

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