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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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Johnson Matthey – Preliminary results for the year ended 31st March 2019

Strong performance whilst strengthening our platform for growth Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive, commented: We had another good year with strong sales and operating profit growth, as we progress our strategy to deliver our vision for a cleaner, healthier world. In the year, Clean Air performed strongly and we are investing in new plants to satisfy future demand, particularly from Asia...

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Safic-Alcan opens a new subsidiary in Greece

Paris-La Défense, May 20 2019 – Safic-Alcan is pleased to announce that it has formed a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Hellas, for servicing the Greek market, effective immediately. Safic-Alcan Hellas is based in Athens and will manage warehousing locally. In order to support the new office, Safic-Alcan hired its first employee, Dr.Yannis Antonopoulos, who will be responsible for the Sales &...

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Kaffe Bueno launches skincare ingredient derived from recycled coffee grounds

Recycled Coffee Oil; multifunctional ingredient targeting market needs while keeping costs down Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen-based biotech startup, Kaffe Bueno, launches skincare ingredient derived from recycled coffee grounds. The polyphenol-rich oil (INCI: Coffea Arabica Seed Oil) has been thoroughly tested and demonstrates to be a valuable asset in anti-aging, moisturising, hair care, anti-cellulite, wound-healing and sun care formulations. The Premise...

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Safic-Alcan acquires majority stake in Castelli Food S.p.A.

Paris La Défense, March 28 2019 – Safic-Alcan, a major distributor of specialty chemicals, announces that it has acquired a majority stake in Castelli Food S.p.A. (CF), an ingredient distributor specializing in the food and beverage sector in Italy. CF supplies products such as yeast extracts, vegetable preparations, different types of fibres, spices and herbs, milk derivatives, vegetal extracts, special...

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Safic-Alcan acquires Luigi and Felice Castelli S.p.A.

Paris-La Défense, March 28 2019 – Safic-Alcan, a major distributor of specialty chemicals, announces that it has acquired 100% of Luigi and Felice Castelli S.p.A. (LFC), a leading chemical distributor specializing in the life science sector in Italy. Established in 1868 and headquartered in Milan, LFC is a well-known distributor with a focus on ingredients for cosmetic in Italy. “The...

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ThermoFisher Scientific Talented 12 class of 2019 – call for nominations close on April 15th

The Talented 12 2019 program, recognises and celebrates the young visionaries whose chemistry is making an impact on the world, fosters innovation and inspires the next generation of talent to bring chemistry to life. Give inspiring young chemists the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Talented 12 class of 2019. The call for nominations is open until April...

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Safic-Alcan and Evonik strengthen partnership in Coating Additives

Paris-La Défense, March 13, 2019 – Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with Evonik to new products and new territories, effective immediately. For many years, Safic-Alcan has been working with Evonik for the distribution of their silicas (AEROSIL® and ACEMATT®) in France and Benelux, and with the Air Products Specialty Additives...

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