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5 Ways an ISO Accreditation Can Benefit Your Business

Kate Onissiphorou

12th August 2022

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Blue stylised illustration for ISO standards quality control

ISO accreditation has several advantages for your business. As well as making your organisation more credible, it can also help to increase profitability and improve efficiency. Although local and national government regulations apply to businesses, some may not be on a par with international standards. Even if the government regulations are of a… Continue reading »

What Are ISO Standards?

Kate Onissiphorou

3rd August 2022

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Concept illustration of ISO standards

ISO standards are an internationally-recognised set of industry certifications that aim to standardise best practices and quality standards. These standards were introduced because various industries in different countries have their own sets of best practices and quality standards, and some do not qualify for internationally recognized standards. The ISO standards try to remedy… Continue reading »

What Is Chemical Feedstock?

Kate Onissiphorou

27th July 2022

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Aerial view of poplar trees cut for timber

Chemical feedstocks are any raw materials used in the mass production of chemical products. They’re generally unprocessed materials that are the initial basis of chemical manufacturing, such as fuel or base chemicals. The term ‘chemical feedstock’ can also refer to intermediate byproducts that are temporarily stored for later use. The type of chemical… Continue reading »

Becoming More Energy Efficient in Chemical Manufacturing

Kate Onissiphorou

20th July 2022

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Factory workers in ReAgent's chemical manufacturing facility

The efficiency of a chemical manufacturing process can be measured by the relative quantities of products and feedstocks, and by how well it utilises energy. Some processes require more energy than others, even if the desired final output or products are the same. All chemical reactions involve energy. This is typically in the… Continue reading »

What Are Derivatives And Their Uses In Chemistry?

Kate Onissiphorou

13th July 2022

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White naphthalene balls in a shallow dish

In chemistry, a derivative is defined as a compound that’s produced from a similar compound through chemical processes. It can also be derived from a compound through decomposition and the removal of certain functional groups. While derivatives are sometimes required for analytical purposes, it’s important to avoid using too many. That’s because chemical… Continue reading »

A Guide to Contract Packing

Jessica Clifton

12th July 2022

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IBCs being stored in ReAgent warehouse

Whether you’re lacking the necessary equipment, running out of manufacturing space, or are soft-launching a product and want to test the waters, contract packing is a way of solving several issues your business might be facing.  This comprehensive guide walks you through what contract packing is and how it works, the benefits of… Continue reading »

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At The Science Blog, we write about the latest from the world of science, chemistry, and chemical manufacturing. From the chemicals in drugs, to the science behind a soda can, to what the chemical industry can do to support sustainability, you’ll find all the resources you need to sate (and pique!) your curiosity about science. 

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If you’re part of the chemical manufacturing industry, or want to learn more about it, The Science Blog also features a range of articles that focus on exactly that. Maybe you want to know how you can make your chemical manufacturing facility more eco-friendly, or uncover the benefits of cleanroom contract packing. You can even access comprehensive guides and download them as PDFs for absolutely free, such as our Complete Guide to Contract Manufacturing.

And for all of you chemistry buffs out there, The Science Blog lets you delve deeper into complex topics like aldehydes, ketones, HEPES buffer, and diagnostic reagents. Discussing the molecular structures and uses of different chemicals, we help you better understand the inner workings of common substances used in science. No matter what aspect of chemistry you’re interested in, The Science Blog has it all!