A $1 bn Russian fund seeks investment projects in nanotechnology (a fairly loose definition). Preferences are specified for activities of interest (and are available on request from SORIS).
Ethyl silicates sought by a new company working on enhanced oil recovery. Price is an important factor but the enquirer favours a European supplier for ease and simplicity.
35 kg of 3 n-propyl phenol required. It is thought to be an odour component for tsetse fly control. UK company has raised this enquiry through a regional chemical cluster – but the product is used overseas (and may be formulated overseas).
SORIS found a supplier: manufacture is underway.
“A solution seeking a problem”. Four Delta Consulting Ltd is collaborating with Mott Medallist Professor Peter Weightman of the Department of Physics, University of Liverpool in seeking industrial applications for Reflectance Anisotropy Spectroscopy (RAS). This spectroscopic technique can provide an exceptionally sensitive probe of surfaces and for materials on surfaces (see www.liv.ac.uk/~sc35/RAS.htm) . Peter seeks funding from the University Knowledge Transfer Account to equip a laboratory with a custom-built spectrometer (not yet available commercially) and resident expert operator to provide a service free-of-charge to industry. Expressions of support have been given by Unilever Research and Development, Shell, and Element 6 (an off-shoot of de Beers). Professor Weightman’s initiative will be of interest to any company working with surfaces.
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UK company needs contact filling and packing of a solid dose diagnostic reagent (into 75,000 x 10 mg vials). Material is for a biological application, so might have to be sterile or aseptic.
Table 3.2 of Annex VI of CLP Regulation was thought to be a straightforward “cut and paste” from Annex I of the Dangerous Substance Directive. It is not. Companies should verify carefully the status of their substances under Annex VI, Table 3.2.The UK Competent Authority promises to be pragmatic and proportionate in dealing with this issue.
European Commission has listed a further 59 chemicals which will be allowed into the EU duty free from 1 July 2010 More information, and the proposed and existing suspensions, can be found at www.berr.gov.uk//whatwedo/europeantrade/importing-into-uk/duty-suspensions-quotas/page23164.html
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Enquirer seeks contract nitration and chlorination (by the same contractor).
A second source of supply was wanted. In the absence of manufacturers, the client has expanded their own manufacturing capability.