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Produce translucent gels naturally with Surfacare® S

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Surfacare® S is a rheology modifier that can be added to natural oils to produce translucent gels naturally. We take a closer look at this safflower based oil gelling agent.

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Formulating personal care products into soluble packaging

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Soluble packaging is being used more and more for personal care products. So why use soluble packaging, and what challenges does it present to personal care formulators?

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Vacancy: Sales Manager, Pharma & Nutraceuticals

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Chemlink Specialities Ltd, part of HARKE GROUP are looking for an experienced sales professional to join their UK team as Sales Manager, Pharma and Nutraceuticals.

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Plantasens® Biogum Tara: A Natural Rheology Modifier

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New from Clariant and supplied by Chemlink Specialities, Plantasens® Biogum Tara is a versatile, easy-to-process natural thickener and texturizer for personal care applications.

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Alternatives To Titanium Dioxide

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Last month the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that titanium dioxide is no longer considered ‘safe’ for use as a food additive.

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Natural oils: why specific carbon chains are chosen for certain surfactant properties

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We are often asked why we are using a certain surfactant for an application. Invariably the answer is down to the carbon chain length distribution of the hydrophobe (i.e. the base oil). In this article Norman Lowe, our Senior Group Technical Manager, explains why.

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An Overview of Biodegradability

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We’re all familiar with the concept of biodegradability by now, and we’re used to being asked if an ingredient or product is biodegradable. But what does the term ‘biodegradability’ mean, and how is it tested?

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Thetawet grades: superior wetting agents for HI&I formulators

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If you’re looking for exceptional wetting agents that are efficient at low end-use concentrations, talk to Chemlink Specialities about Thetawet short-chain fluorosurfactants.

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Mackadet® OPR-2: a fully biodegradable opacifier made from renewable ingredients

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Mackadet® OPR-2 is a bio-based opacifier that offers a fantastic alternative to synthetic acrylate-based ingredients. It is made from renewable ingredients, fully biodegradable and comes as a cold processable concentrate.

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In Memory of Jenny Smith

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The Directors and Staff of Chemlink Specialities are sad to announce the recent death of Jenny Smith, a dear friend and former colleague.

Before joining Chemlink, Jenny had spent many years in the Chemical Industry starting work at ICI and then moving to Cargo Fleet Chemicals / Ellis & Everard where she became Technical Manager for many years.

She had also served as Chair of the BACS Speciality Surfactants Group for several years.

We were delighted when she joined Chemlink, initially in a sales role, but then as technical liaison before eventually becoming our Regulatory Affairs Manager where she brought her experience and expertise to bear particularly when dealing with customers and suppliers especially solving the mysteries of REACH, BPR and the like for over 17 years.

Jenny will be dearly missed by us all as a very knowledgeable, hard-working, funny and often outspoken lady – who always brought biscuits and the like to our Sales Meetings!

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