The SCM Corporation and Union Camp Corporation of Jacksonville, Florida, hosted a tour of their aroma chemicals research and manufacturing facilities on the Monday following the Congress. Bernard J. Kane of SCM was our driver.
The morning tour was of the Union Camp computerized aroma chemicals manufacturing facilities as well as a brief drive-by tour of the SCM facilities in Jacksonville. The afternoon tour was about an hour’s drive north of Jacksonville at the SCM Corporation’s new Colonel’s Island plant near Brunswick, Georgia.
The aroma chemical industry at these sites is based on the chemistry of pinenes which are separated from turpentine and crude sulfate turpentine, a by-product of the local paper industry.