In the section we provide some of the latest feature articles from our hard copy directory and submissions from within the global speciality chemicals marketplace.

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Chemlink offers alternatives to USA banned beads for personal care market

Recently, the beads often used in personal care washes and skin cleaners have been banned from use in the USA, with a manufacturing ban due to take effect in the Spring of 2017. These beads are generally based on Polyethylene (PE) or Polypropylene (PP), both of which are not readily biodegradable and have demonstrated bioaccumulation in marine environments. Chemlink provides a...

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Johnson Matthey and Intrexon in Peptide-based API Collaboration

Johnson Matthey and Intrexon Collaborate on Production of Peptidebased Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT), a global leader in science that enables cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources and Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in the engineering and industrialisation of biology are pleased to announce that they have entered in to an exclusive collaboration to focus on...

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British Rema appoints John Robinson as new Technical Sales Director

Powder processing specialist British Rema is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr John Robinson in the new role of Technical Sales Director, to lead the commercial function of its Process Equipment division. With a background in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Materials Engineering, John brings to the role over 25 years of senior technical, commercial and operational experience...

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DANGER! Risk of Dust Explosions

Dust-related fires and explosions impact a range of industries and have devastating and irreversible effects. Every year, 1000s of explosions worldwide cause numerous fatalities, even more injuries and property loss. Dust explosions occur when an ignition source ignites combustible organic material that is fuelled with oxygen in a closed atmosphere. This can take place inside a silo, process or storage...

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Zanos Limited acquires business operations of Topaz International Ltd

PRESS RELEASE We are very pleased to announce that from 1 October 2016 Zanos Limited will acquire the business operations of Topaz International Ltd. We are excited to be able to develop our business by adding new products and suppliers to our current portfolio, in order to grow the range of both natural and synthetic aroma ingredients that we offer....

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‘Industry specialist to head up new blender trials facility at British Rema’

A new Blender Trials facility at powder processing specialist British Rema will be headed up by Dr. Jose Carmelo Santana Perdomo. He joins the company from The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, part of the University of Greenwich and recognised internationally for its expertise in fields associated with bulk particulate handling. The dedicated facility will allow British Rema...

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CurTec becomes GMP-certified production facility

The safety and security of packaging is an important consideration for pharmaceutical buyers. There are many quality systems that assure the quality and reliability of a product but Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) provides the ultimate level of security. CurTec is proud to announce its official status as GMP-certified production facility. GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently...

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Brenntag UK & Ireland’s New HQ Investment

Brenntag UK & Ireland’s new head office was officially opened on 9th January 2017. Workers at Brenntag’s UK headquarters have moved to Lawnswood Business Park in Horsforth, after the company outgrew its original base in Rawdon, near Leeds. The official opening was attended by Uwe Schültke, COO Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa, the company’s key suppliers and customers, representatives...

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Johnson Matthey Voted 5th in Britain’s Top 10 Most Admired Companies 2016

Johnson Matthey is one of the heroes of high-tech British manufacturing, a quiet success story best known as the largest single producer of automotive catalytic convertors – its emissions clean-up devices are fitted to one in three of the world’s cars. But under CEO Robert MacLeod it has also begun to branch out into new areas where its expertise in...

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Brenntag Colours Ltd – strategic developments announced

Brenntag Colours Ltd announces strategic developments to strengthen its colours and pigments offering. Brenntag Colours Ltd, a long established UK distributor of performance colours and pigments to the material science industries worldwide, has announced a number of strategic developments which reaffirm the company’s commitment to providing technologically advanced added value solutions to the industrial colours markets. The business has committed...

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