Green Chemistry and Contract Synthesis – a Contradiction?

June 17, 2021 | 68 views

The topic of green chemistry is now also a challenge for contract synthesis suppliers. This is because more and more manufacturers of shampoos, detergents, paints, packaging and other consumer products are becoming increasingly concerned about the ecological footprint of their products.

The trend is being fueled by consumers, who are increasingly prepared to spend more money on products that are better for the environment. But the political environment is also exerting major pressure on companies.

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Transporting biological and chemical materials - what you need to know

Article | June 21, 2021

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | July 14, 2022

The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, constantly stretched the size of the world population we can feed, clothe and shelter. Yet, balancing all the gains from the modern chemistry around us against any negative environmental and human impact has been a rising concern, making for ever greater focus on testing and on risk assessment.

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Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk

Article | May 13, 2021

Everyone is very familiar with the phrase when buying a house: All that really matters are three things - location, location, and location. This same principle applies to extractables and leachables chemistry analysis – the three things that truly matter are identification, identification, and identification. The greatest growth in the past ten years in demonstrating the safety of medical devices and container closure systems for drugs has been using analytical chemistry to determine what chemicals can leach from the device and what the patient is exposed to during its intended use.

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How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy

Article | February 10, 2020

To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primarily to employees to supply chain people & suppliers and all else. With digital technologies this has become easier than before. The benefits from promoting the ‘feel’ or ‘experience’ emotion could be multifarious for the chemical industry as described in this article.

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Imporquímica is a leading technical chemicals distribution firm based in Lisbon. As a research-focused chemical company, Imporquímica discovers, develops and provides innovative products and services that deliver significant benefits to all of our clients in Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, and Mozambique.

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