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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!

What Makes A Biobased Product?

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Clariant, one of our principal suppliers, recently announced that their natural preservation booster Velsan® CGE is now a USDA Certified Biobased Product. So what is a biobased product, and why is certification important?

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Repel-O-Tex® Crystal Now Readily Biodegradable

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We’re pleased to share the news that Repel-O-Tex® Crystal has been re-assessed and shown to be ‘readily biodegradable’.

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Introducing Actizone™ F5 24h Disinfectant Cleaner

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If you’re looking to enter the new long-lasting disinfection business, this new product from Solvay could be your key.

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Rejuvenating Water Gel Mask From Clariant

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Have you tried Clariant’s new rejuvenating gel mask formula? It’s been created to quench thirsty skin, using star ingredients with outstanding benefits. Read on to download the formula, find out more about the ingredients, and request your samples.

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