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The current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has rocked the world in recent months. Many industries have been changed or transformed by the pandemic - and the chemicals supply industry is no exception. Indeed, the chemicals supply industry has seen a key change in the demand for various stock during the public efforts to manage the pandemic. One of the key ways in which the virus is being controlled is through a greater public emphasis and awareness on regular vigorous hand washing, currently advised by government legislation to be both often and last for a duration of minimum twenty seconds at a time. As a result, the demand for handwash, hand sanitizers and soap has skyrocketed during the pandemic, both at a commercial scale and an industrial scale, as manufacturers struggle to keep up with demand.
Norkem, the leading link in the UK chemicals supply chain, is pleased to announce their support for the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA’s) novel food application regulations of CBD products. The FSA’s novel food application process sets out the due process for analysing and producing CBD products for consumption in the United Kingdom. Under these FSA requirements, any CBD food products which do not have a validated submission before the 31 March 2021 deadline will be removed from public sale. Applications may be submitted to the FSA, and as such, the novel foods application process will restrict only unregistered products without a validated submission, allowing the unrestricted supply and sale of valid and authorised products from many leading growers and manufacturers to continue under food law.
From all of us here at Norkem, we would like to extend our sincerest support to all those who have been affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19. These truly are unprecedented times and the global uncertainty for many businesses and industries is completely understandable. Norkem supplies an enormous variety of industries and sectors, many of which will be facing new challenges at the present time.
Norkem are delighted to expand their portfolio of products available, with the addition of a new grade of Zinc Oxide. The Zinc Oxide 75% Feed Grade is a welcome addition to Norkem’s product portfolio and compliments our already comprehensive Zinc Oxide range.
Now, Norkem is pleased to be able to supply a full range of grades of Zinc Oxide, (including powder and granular) ranging from our 75% Animal Feed grade through to products suitable for Pharmaceutical applications.
Norkem, the leading UK-based international chemical supplier and distributor, are thrilled to announce that they will be attending and exhibiting at Chem UK 2020 in May. This will be Norkem’s first exhibition at ChemUK, which is itself a new exhibition. The UK’s Chemical Industries Supply Chain Expo, ChemUK will be held on the 13th & 14th May in Event City, Trafford City, in Manchester, UK.
Norkem are delighted to announce that this year marks a special milestone in the company’s history. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary since Norkem was founded by Mike Smith and Ron Colling back in 1970. That year saw the pair found what was to become a global distribution group, specialising in the movement and distribution of chemicals worldwide.