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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Safic Alcan UK Ltd achieves Gold rating for its EcoVadis ESG Assessment

Safic Alcan U.K. Ltd achieves Gold rating for its EcoVadis ESG Assessment  Paris-La Défense, April 2 2020 – Safic Alcan UK Ltd, a subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, an independent specialty chemicals distributor, is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved the gold certificate by the rating agency EcoVadis. With 70 out of 100 possible points, Safic-Alcan U.K. is among...

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CPhI South East Asia announces re-scheduled dates to 1st -3rd July 2020

CPhI South East Asia – organised by Informa Markets – has been rescheduled for the newly confirmed date of 1-3 July, 2020 at the IMPACT in Muang Thong Thani,  Thailand. The move from the  original March 4-6 date was taken after careful consideration and consultation with local government and authorities, and  advice from  the  World Health Organisation (WHO) in regard to the Novel...

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Chlorine-free titanium ALD precursor for leading edge semiconductor applications from STREM CHEMICALS

Chlorine-free titanium ALD precursor for leading edge semiconductor applications TDMAT ALD precursor is an attractive alternative to TiCl4 Atomic layer deposition (ALD) of titanium-based compounds has been a crucial process step in the modern semiconductor industry. Titanium nitride (TiN), due to its high electrical conductivity, has been in use as an inorganic anti-reflective coating for lithography, hard-mask for low-κ patterning,...

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Safic-Alcan Hellas announces new distribution agreement with Evonik in Greece

Paris–La Défense, January 14 2020 – Safic-Alcan Hellas, a subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, announces new distribution partnership with Evonik in Greece. Safic-Alcan Hellas is pleased to announce that as of 1st January 2020 it will become Evonik distribution partner in Greece for the following brands and industries: 1/ AEROSIL®, AEROXIDE®, AERODISP®, SIPERNAT®, ULTRASIL®, ZEOFREE®, ZEOTHIX®, ZEOLEX®, SPHERILEX® for Adhesives...

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Safic-Alcan publishes its first sustainability report

Paris – La Défense, November 8th 2019 Safic-Alcan, a global speciality chemicals distributor, publishes its first Sustainability Report. Safic-Alcan announces today the release of its first sustainability report: The Durable Link. The report is centered on the company’s commitment to enhance the long lasting link, The Durable Link, connecting chemical manufacturers and chemical users with complete distribution solutions as well as individual...

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Photocatalysts on the rise at Strem Chemicals UK

Photocatalysis is a type of catalysis that results in the alteration of the rate of a photoreaction – a chemical reaction that involves the absorption of light by one or more reacting species – by adding catalysts that participate in the chemical reaction without being consumed. This is a rapidly expanding market in research and Strem Chemicals UK can offer...

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Strem Nanotubes continue to break new ground with Nanotechnology

New challenges and applications with our carbon nanotubes Scientists are still finding new possibilities for this nanotechnology It is hard to imagine nanotechnology and materials science without carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and their outstanding physical and chemical properties.[1]  The first fundamental studies on CNTs were reported by Iijima in the early nineties.[2, 3]  CNTs are small tubular structures of two-dimensional graphene...

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Strem UK Scoop Green Award at Cambridgeshire SME Business Awards

Nigel Matthews and Mary Kedward attended the Cambridgeshire SME Business Awards earlier this week at the Imperial War museum in Duxford where they were delighted to receive the runners up certificate for the Green Award Being ‘green’ in business terms means reducing or removing the harmful impact that products or services have on the environment, so we are especially pleased...

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Combined Chemical Services wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

Warrington based Combined Chemical Services has received a 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Established in 2008, the chemical distributor was honoured as a result of its success in developing its global reach, providing chemical solutions to countries including USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Singapore and Australia. Selling to major blue-chip organisations, Combined Chemical Services has enjoyed sustained...

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Another growth year for Strem Chemicals UK

Another growth year for Strem Chemicals UK, we have seen an increase in customers relying on key product lines, such as metal catalysts, ligands (especially phosphines), organometallics and N-heterocyclic carbenes for organic synthesis. More recently, Strem Chemicals has introduced a line of biocatalysts, which includes enzymes, enzyme carriers and a selection of biocatalyst kits for screening of various processes. There...

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