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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Holiferm wins the Innovation Award at the Chemicals Northwest Awards 2022

Holiferm won the Innovation Award at the Chemicals Northwest Awards 2022 for our patented gravity separation fermentation technology.  Richard Lock, Managing Director of Holiferm Ltd comments ; “We are over the moon to have been recognised by the industry for our innovative patented gravity separation fermentation technology. We are the first in the world to use this technology and once...

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Job Vacancies from PREA Consultancy

All vacancies, applications to jobs@prea.co.uk. We will be open between Christmas and New Year. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview   1 Position – Sales Director UK Based / Full time permanent / 100K + Thermoplastic Additives Main responsibilities We are looking to recruit for our client the following, all applications confidential and candidates will have the option...

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PREA consultancy rising to all challenges

Well what a challenging and another unpredictable year we all have had and as a company – PREA Ltd – we have had to adapt and change how we do business in the plastics, rubber, composites, adhesives and polyurethane regardless of the sector. Pharma, Medical and Industrial has overtaken Aerospace and Automotive. Our clients are small family businesses to multinationals...

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CBA helps with UK REACH solution

UK REACH – A MOVE TOWARDS A PRAGMATIC SOLUTION On Monday 6 December 2021, the Government announced that it will consult on extending the deadlines for UK REACH, and that work will take place to develop a new data model that would be workable and affordable for business and deliver the levels of data to support UK REACH registrations. This...

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Growing into fragrance – Stort Chemicals Ltd

Richard Gilkes, second-generation Managing Director of Stort Chemicals, looks back at 40 years of growth and diversification for the family-owned distributor View full print article on page 12 (click link below) https://tinyurl.com/2021-digital-v2-w2b   Contact Richard Gilkes Managing Director Stort Chemicals Ltd Zanos Ltd Tel: +44 771 444 9736 Email: richard.gilkes@stortchemicals.co.uk Web: www.stortchemicals.co.uk  

Safic-Alcan acquires Rit-Chem

Paris – La Défense, September 27th, 2021 – Safic-Alcan, a major distributor of specialty chemicals, announces that it has acquired 100% of Rit-Chem Co., Inc. a boutique chemical distributor specializing in the performance and life science sectors in the USA. Rit-Chem will become part of the ChemSpec organization in the USA, the American affiliate of the Safic-Alcan Group. Established in...

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CBA lobbies to help HGV driver shortages

HGV DRIVER SHORTAGES – PROGRESS, BUT KEY ISSUES REMAIN The Chemical Business Association, which has led on the HGV driver shortage issue for the UK chemical supply chain, welcomes the Government’s latest initiatives to manage the impact of the supply chain emergency that is delaying or preventing vital materials from reaching customers in the manufacturing and process industries, key utilities,...

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Introducing Beautrition – food ingredients making the leap into personal care product applications by Kerfoot Group

Simon Corner, Sales & Marketing Director at Kerfoot Group looks at the exciting new trend of traditional food ingredients finding new applications with personal care formulation… After a volatile and challenging period, the personal care product sector is finally finding its commercial footing once again. Where brands focused on volume and logistics in an attempt to combat panic buying in...

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Visitor registration opens for the UK Chemical Industries EXPO – CHEMUK 2021!

Visitor Registration Opens for the UK Chemical Industries EXPO, CHEMUK 2021! Ian Stone, MD of CHEMUK, excited to bring the industry back together at the NEC in Birmingham this September. ‘We have a fantastic show on offer with over 320 chemical industry supply chain exhibitors, and 140 plus expert speakers addressing the most crucial topics affecting the sector today. CHEMUK...

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Stort Chemicals Limited announces acquisition of Zanos Limited

Stort Chemicals Limited is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Zanos Limited on 5th October 2020 to reinforce their position as one of the most successful family owned speciality chemical distribution companies in the UK. Richard Gilkes, Managing Director of Stort Chemicals said, ‘With its strong reputation and 20 years of involvement in the speciality chemicals and...

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