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Watch Our New Chemical Solutions Video

Lucy Bell-Young

23rd July 2021

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In our latest video, we run you through our entire chemical solutions service, from the types of blends and packaging materials we offer, to how we ensure the quality and conformance of products. Step behind our factory doors to see how we do things, and learn why we’ve been a leading chemical manufacturer… Continue reading »

What Chemicals Can Be Found in Milk?

Lucy Bell-Young

21st July 2021

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There are a lot more chemicals in milk than you might expect. As a naturally-occuring baby and infant food for mammals, it’s rich in protein, fats, lactose, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for growth and development. Even in adulthood and old age, milk is still an important substance in our diet. A… Continue reading »

What is HEPES Buffer?

Lucy Bell-Young

14th July 2021

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Culturing cells in tissue culture plates.

HEPES buffer – or (4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazineethanesulphonic acid) – is a biological buffer used in cell culture. In chemistry, a buffer is a solution that contains an acid and a base or salt. Its main purpose is to maintain the concentration of hydrogen ions at a level that’s ideal for specific purposes, such as a… Continue reading »

What is a Glass Vial?

Lucy Bell-Young

7th July 2021

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Glass vials on production line

Glass vials are commonly used as medicine or sample containers, and they vary in size, shape, and purpose. Medicine and laboratory work would be very disorganised and imprecise without the use of the small glass vial.  Otherwise known as a phial or flaccon, a vial is typically made of plastic or glass, and… Continue reading »

What Chemicals Can Be Found in Cheese?

Lucy Bell-Young

30th June 2021

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Although you may not think it, there are a number of chemicals found in cheese, including lactose and whey protein. Aside from a few food additives, the chemicals found in cheese can also be found in milk, but with different compound forms and molecular structures. The modern process of cheesemaking remains fundamentally the… Continue reading »

What Does Thermogenic Fat Burner Mean?

Lucy Bell-Young

23rd June 2021

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Thermogenic fat burners are supplements that say they will increase your metabolism and help you burn fat. In the body, the process of burning fat generates heat, which is why these types of supplements are referred to as thermogenic.  What is a Thermogenic Fat Burner? In a nutshell, thermogenic fat burners help the… Continue reading »

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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!