Distinctive Publishing Ltd offer special rates to SORIS members wishing to place entries in the directories of Yorkshire Chemical Focus and Chemicals NorthWest. SORIS will forward media packs and an introduction to interested companies.
Not a new James Bond film, but the newly independent chemicals desk at UKTI. This service, which has advised, helped and found funds for would-be exporters for many years, has spun out of UKTI. About half of its time will be spent as a UKTI contractor (providing services as in the past). The remaining time is now available to assist individual companies in more detail.
Please email SORIS for contact details for Tomorrow The World.
SORIS is aware of fears that some materials will become unavailable because suppliers do not register them under REACH. SORIS also knows of SMEs keen to acquire new product lines.
30 years of chemical match-making suggests a need for brokerage – helped by the ECHA fee differential for large and small companies.
Interested parties (particularly those wanting to divest products) should contact Christopher Drew at SORIS for a confidential exploration of possibilities. [This post will also be placed on LinkedIn discussions]
NISP offers surplus metal dusts, arising from a site clearance
There are approx 200 – 250 drums, of which 66 have been batch-tested. Consistency is fine powder up to larger particulate size.
A new bio company offers platform chemicals from readily renewable resources. Companies interested in alternative sources of HMF, phenol, xylose, glucose, mannose and arabinose should contact SORIS.
A recent Materials KTN presentation offered a method for identifying and recording “intellectual capital” (i.e. more than patents and trademarks and including intangible items).
A case study showed how composites technology plus telemetry from F1 motor racing had combined in a lucrative opportunity supplying lockable manhole covers for the London Olympics.
Contact details available from SORIS.
COSHH365 is a software and Internet wizard to help companies with COSHH risk assessments. It is not a substitute for the judgement of a health & safety manager, but seems to offer a considerable lifting of the administrative burdens of that post. It also prepares consistent and visually arresting documents. Notably it works with CHIP and CLP.
Contact SORIS for further information/introductions.
At Informex, SORIS met a Philadelphia based private equity company, looking for investment opportunities. They claim to differ from usual PE companies; have a much longer time horizon; have particular empathy with, and understanding of, the chemical industry; work with current owners instead of replacing them; and would welcome opportunities in UK.
If this could be of interest please contact SORIS for an introduction
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).