Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec become HARKE UK

We are pleased to announce that as of 1 February 2024, Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec have merged and rebranded to become HARKE UK LP. 

Under the new HARKE UK brand, both companies will maintain their individual business units while expanding into new sectors, including Food, Basechem, and Pharma. This strategic move aims to fulfill the diverse needs of customers throughout the UK, Ireland and across Europe by expanding the range of products and services offered. 

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Additives for Outdoor PVC Fabric

We’re all trying to cut back on synthetics these days, and we’re making great progress. However there are some products that really require a synthetic material to be used because the alternatives are not suitable. In these cases, we can still make vast improvements by adding smart chemical additives which will increase the products lifespan dramatically, here’s how…

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Grassroot Clubs and Artificial Turf

With the recent news that the iconic Wembley stadium potentially could be sold to Shahid Khan, an American football mougel, the FA has announced that a significant amount of any profits made from the sale of the infamous grounds will go straight back into grassroots sports, particularly football clubs. 

If this deal pulls through, grassroots clubs could find themselves with a significant amount of investment from the FA to help improve their own pitches and equipment, as they are often financially supported by charities and have little to no real funding or financial support. 

With this potential pot of money, clubs would be able to consider investing in the actual grassroots they play on. In this blog we explore the expensive issues faced by sports clubs using real grass and the potential benefits they may find from making the switch to artificial grass.

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Antimicrobials In The Food Industry

Last month we attended The UK Food Shows in Birmingham. It’s always a great show and we enjoy meeting up with exhibitors to have a chat about the industry in general, and in particular, the packaging side of the industry.

This year’s show was no exception, with a larger space allocated for FoodEx than ever before. FoodEx is the section of the show which focuses on manufacturing, supply chain and packaging, so that’s where we allocated most of our time.

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The Importance Of Additives For Food Packaging

Food packaging is a hot topic in the UK at the moment, with the spotlight firmly pointed towards our over-use of disposable products. In particular plastic bottles.

In the UK we are estimated to go through 36 million plastic bottles A DAY! And of these, 15 million are not recycled. So the Government are looking at ways to tackle this and reduce our reliance on plastic bottles and to encourage recycling of plastics in general.

In an ideal world, we would replace disposable containers with long-life reusable containers, and this is where it gets really exciting for those who understand how additives can help.

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