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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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Pouring milk splash isolated on white background

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 Chemicals Can Be Found in Cheese?

Lucy Bell-Young

30th June 2021

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Cheese plate with rosemary and nuts on wooden board, top view

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 is a Chemical Hazard in Food?

Lucy Bell-Young

16th June 2021

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Bacteria and germs on vegetables under magnifying glass

A chemical hazard in food is when food gets contaminated with pathogens or toxic chemicals, making it no longer suitable or safe to eat. Several food additives, such as chemical preservatives, can be hazardous at high levels. Even some chemicals used in processed food are potentially harmful, with some becoming carcinogenic if a… Continue reading »

What Are Diagnostic Reagents?

Lucy Bell-Young

2nd June 2021

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COVID-19 rapid tests

Diagnostic reagents are chemicals used in laboratories to determine specific types of pathogens, metabolic abnormalities, physiological anomalies, and genetic diseases. They’re relied on by medical practitioners to make accurate diagnoses, and can be used in vivo or in vitro in order to detect certain diseases.  Diagnosis is key in curing and treating medical… Continue reading »

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