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Norkem’s New Product GOFOS Helping Nation Tackle Health Crisis


Today, it is more important than ever to ensure that nutrition and physical health are at the forefront of our minds. Ensuring that we are in good physical health is essential during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which (in addition to exercise and hydration) means that the vitamins, fibres and minerals we consume is of paramount importance. 

As part of the campaign to protect the nation from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the UK government has been attempting to encourage its citizens to monitor their nutritional intake and reduce their intake of refined sugars to tackle the country’s current obesity epidemic. As we have explored in previous articles, the recent analysis of obesity’s correlation with COVID-19 implied a potential 48% increased likelihood of death from the virus for those who are significantly overweight. With the nation consuming refined sugar at triple the recommended rate, the government has decided to tackle the problem at the source. 


CBD: Novel Foods Exemption Deadline Approaches


Norkem is pleased to have supported the Food Standard Agency (FSA) and its novel food application regulation of CBD products since its inception in February of this year. Now, with the novel foods application deadline approaching in the coming months, Norkem reiterates its commitment to the FSA’s regulation of CBD products and looks forward to the implementation of the FSA’s new regulatory system. 


Global Demand For GOFOS Set to Rise After Proposed UK Sugar Advertising Ban

In July, the UK government unveiled its proposed plans to introduce a ban on certain types of food advertising across the country. In an effort to protect the nation from COVID-19, the government and relevant health authorities (like the NHS and its advisory bodies) revealed a plan to combat high levels of obesity among the population. According to reported research, obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effects of COVID-19, with some statistics linking obesity to a 48% increase of death from the virus.


Norkem’s Zinc Oxide Range


Norkem is able to offer a comprehensive range of Zinc Oxide grades, which are being delivered and shipped as normal in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. With technical grades produced by American Process, Red Seal and High Purity made by French Process and Active Zinc oxide made by Chemical Wet Process, Norkem can provide Zinc Oxide to suit every application and industry. Norkem has a long history of supplying Zinc oxide to clients and partners, and has taken every care to secure the supply chain to ensure consistent stock. 


New Product launch of Fructo-oligosaccharides - GOFOS


Norkem is delighted to share the exclusive addition of a new product to their range. As one of the leading chemical stockists and distributors in the world, Norkem has once again been selected as the ideal sales partner in the UK for a major global producer. Under this partnership, Norkem will promote and stock one of the company’s key products - known as GOFOS. 


Norkem Supplies Hand Wash, Hand Sanitizer and Cleaning Chemicals During COVID-19


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.