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Safic-Alcan extends distribution agreement with PMC Organometallix to UK and Ireland

Paris La Défense, September 27, 2018 – Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its distribution agreement with PMC Organometallix Inc. to the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. Drawing on their successful partnership with Safic-Alcan for continental Europe, PMC Organometallix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PMC Group, has decided to extend its existing...

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Chemspec Europe 2018 closes with record visitor numbers

Chemspec Europe 2018 in Cologne closes with a record in visitor numbers The 33rd edition of Chemspec Europe, International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, ended after two successful show days with record visitor numbers. From 20 to 21 June 2018, a total of 4,202 trade visitors came to the exhibition grounds of the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, where international...

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A link to the past – Chemlink Specialities 24 years of steady growth

Chemlink Specialities has grown steadily over the last 24 years and remains a major player in the speciality sector. Business Development Director Joanne Roberts looks back. Chemlink Specialities was founded back in 1994 by Peter Minister, known to everyone as Pete. He wanted to start his own business and his idea was to put the ‘speciality’ into chemical distribution. At...

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KCC Basildon develops new superior foam control – Foam-Clear ArraPro-S

Foam-Clear Technical Note – Agricultural Minimising the foam during plant protection and foliar fertiliser product mixing and spraying processes is of utmost importance, as foam will reduce the efficiency of both the plant protection product and spray equipment. For this reason, KCC Basildon Chemicals have been working closely with partners in this industry to create high performance solutions to their foaming problems. A new...

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Nufarm scoops the CIA company of the year award – 2017

“Nufarm at Wyke has won Company of the Year 2017 at the recent Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Awards. The winner of this award are, in the view of the judges, the most outstanding CIA member company, demonstrating growth of business and a sustained contribution to the UK economy. This award is described as the pinnacle award of the year for...

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Chemspec Europe Announces Networking Partnering Programme

Chemspec Europe 2018: Introduction of Partnering Programme adds new level of networking Chemspec Europe has long become the annual get-together of the international fine and speciality chemicals industry. For its 33rd edition, the show introduces a new Partnering Programme for facilitating contacts amongst attendees by helping them identify potential collaboration partners and prearrange one-to-one meetings. Taking place from 20 to...

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SAFIC-ALCAN announces new distribution agreement with METALL CHEMIE in France

Paris-La Défense, March 6th, 2018 – SAFIC-ALCAN has been appointed by METALL CHEMIE GmbH & Co. KG to distribute their full range of lubricant additives in France. The agreement is effective immediately. SAFIC-ALCAN will take over the exclusive distribution in France of METALL CHEMIE’s full range of lubricant additives for oil-and water-based applications. METALL CHEMIE’s wide range of lubricant additives...

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Johnson Matthey to offer Gusev Ester Hydrogenation Catalysts via an exclusive global licensing agreement with GreenCentre Canada

Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT), a global leader in science that enables cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources, today announced the successful scale-up and commercial availability of a novel Gusev catalyst for ester hydrogenation. Using licensed technology developed by GreenCentre Canada, the catalyst combines high activity with high chemoselectivity that could revolutionise industrial applications of ester...

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Safic-Alcan announces new distribution agreement with S.A. Ajinomoto OmniChem N.V.

Paris-La Défense, February 12, 2018 – Safic-Alcan has been appointed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. to distribute their full range of amino acid based personal care ingredients. The agreement is effective immediately. Safic-Alcan will take over the exclusive distribution of S.A. Ajinomoto OmniChem N.V’s full range of amino acid based personal care ingredients for Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and...

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New Project Engineer Miro Kardasz joins British Rema

Powder processing specialist British Rema has further strengthened its engineering team with the appointment of Miro Kardasz as Project Engineer. Miro’s appointment supports continued growth in British Rema’s Equipment division, including its recent success in securing a major contract for a turnkey aluminium hydroxide grinding and classification plant to Alum SA, Romania.   Miro will also focus on capacity expansion projects...

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