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  • Andrew Thompson talks about Fresh Water Biodegradability Certification – What does it mean for glitter?

    Andrew Thompson BSc, CEng, MIChemE , Technical Director at Ronald Britton Ltd, gives an introduction to TÜV Austria OK biodegradable WATER – Fresh Water Biodegradable Certification and what it means for glitter.

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  • Glitter Colour Effects and The Bioglitter™ Equivalents.

    Glitter Colour Effects – Playing with the ‘Physics of Light’ Over the years ‘glitter myths’ have developed.  In this blog we aim to bust the myth of what’s behind the glitter colour effects.  I’m sad to say it’s not ‘magic’, but something far more magical, the physics of light. Glitter effects can be grouped into […]

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  • Biodegradablility and certification what does it all mean?

    TÜV, Austria, ‘OK biodegradable WATER’ Certification    Products certified for OK biodegradable WATER are GUARANTEED by TÜV to biodegrade in natural, freshwater environments and thus substantially contribute to the reduction of waste in rivers, lakes or any natural freshwater. We believe this is the highest level of independent certification for fresh water biodegradability in the world.   Criteria […]

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  • What is ECHA and the ECHA Restriction Proposal for Microplastic?

    Who are ECHA? ECHA is The European Chemicals Agency.  It is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.  ECHA, for example, are responsible for REACH   What is ‘ECHA Restriction Proposal for Microplastic, […]

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  • What is Cellulose and are all forms of Cellulose the same?

    Cellulose is the substance that makes up most of a plant’s cell walls. Since it is made by all plants, it is probably the most abundant organic (carbon-containing) compound on Earth. Cellulose is a polysaccharide. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. All forms of ‘cellulose’ are NOT the same an have very different properties; […]

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