Double awards finalists

Biochemica UK Ltd continues in its rich vein of form in award nominations with two finalist placings in this year’s Hartlepool Business Awards 2011.

The Innovation & Technology and Service Sector categories illustrate some of the core principles found within Biochemica’s business model.

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Awards finalists

Biochemica UK Ltd were named regional finalists at the recent NE Business Awards in County Durham.

Some of the Biochemica management team attended the glamorous award ceremony at a County Durham hotel and although not triumphant on this occasion, the company has already lifted similar awards for their patent pending technology in 2011.

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Biochemica extends pharmaceutical contract

Biochemica UK Ltd has successfully renewed its tenure with one of its multi-national pharmaceutical clients for an additional three years, while having also been awarded a new water treatment contract at the groups’ remaining site.

Each contract will see Biochemica provide water treatment chemicals and ongoing technical service as part of its total water management approach. Cooling water treatment, boiler water treatment and engineering works are covered under the remit as well the servicing and maintenance of water softeners and Legionella control.

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Chemical industry contract

Biochemica has been successful in its bid to win a water treatment contract at a leading plastics and chemical manufacturer.

The contract comprises of the supply of cooling water treatment chemicals and bi-monthly service visits. As part of the contract, cooling towers will be cleaned and engineering upgrades to dosing equipment will be covered.

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Biochemica wins Innovation Award!

Biochemica UK Ltd has been awarded an Innovation Award at the recent NE Business awards at Teesside University for its unique foam cleaning technology.

The cleaning technology, which is currently going through the patent process, has significant advantages in terms of Legionella prevention, operator safety and cost benefits. Full scale trials have been performed and the technology is currently being used successfully across a number of large industrial sites in the UK.

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Improved sludge dewatering

Biochemica was approached to improve the performance of a centrifuge (decanter) in a mineral processing application. The percentage dry solids from the process was critical to the operation.

After an initial site survey to understand the process, Biochemica selected a number of specialised polymers for screening. The best product versus the incumbent can be seen below (Fig 1: y-axis CST, secs; x-axis Polymer dose 0.2%, mls. Biochemica polymer in green versus incumbent in blue). The Biochemica polymer outperformed the current product, offering improved performance even at very low dose rates. Based on this study, a full scale trial was commissioned where the results seen in test work were replicated.

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Clean water means cost savings!

Biochemica UK Ltd has recently added to its extensive customer base by further increasing their presence in the food sector. Our total water management philosophy has already allowed many customers to realise cost savings through improved water treatment.

The washing of vegetables produces waste water high in solids and organics. As successfully implemented at many other sites, Biochemica initially provided a suitable water treatment programme to improve the primary settlement of this effluent, as can be seen below (Fig 1).

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Health & Safety excellence: OHSAS 18001

Health & Safety is of the utmost importance to everyone at Biochemica and this is reflected in our most recent OHSAS 18001 accreditation.

Andrea Linton-Lennon, Credit, Quality & Environmental Manager at Biochemica UK Ltd commented: “The OHSAS 18001 is a Health & Safety standard that ensures we as a company are complying with regulations within our everyday working environment. The procedures and policies we have implemented give us the knowledge and confidence to know that we are doing our utmost to protect all employees and visitors alike.”

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New customers

Biochemica has been successful in securing new waste water treatment customers, adding to its ever growing customer base and starting 2011 off on the right foot.

Biochemica will provide its new clients with waste water treatment speciality chemicals as well technical services as part of the supply agreements.

Biochemica makes Innovation shortlist

Biochemica has been shortlisted for an award in Innovation at a forthcoming awards ceremony.

Dave Ruddy of Biochemica says: “Our company strives to be innovative through all aspects of our business; from devising and implementing smarter ways of reducing our waste and carbon footprint in delivering products and services to our customers, to state of the art technology in our process control systems. We give our staff the freedom to build on ideas that they think will have a beneficial impact on our customers, the environment and our business as a whole.

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New Pharmaceutical contract

Biochemica has successfully secured a new three year deal to provide a multi-national pharmaceutical company with boiler treatment services.

The contract comes as part of a move towards site Total Water Management for the company. Biochemica already provides the customer with all of their commodity chemical requirements, engineering works and Legionella services, meaning that the introduction of the new contract completes the customer’s transition towards Biochemica running all site related water treatment services.

New Biochemica website launch

Biochemica UK Ltd is proud to launch a new look web site illustrating our complete product range and services.

Commenting, Dave Ruddy said: “We have expanded our services and product range over the past few years so we thought it was fitting that we should promote these to current and prospective customers in a new look website.

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Boiler & Legionella contract

Biochemica UK Ltd has won a new contract to supply a leading packaging company with boiler water treatment and Legionella services.

The current site specific contract adds to the existing locations already covered as part of a multi-site deal by Biochemica. In addition, Biochemica will also provide waste water treatment services to site as well as engineering support in terms of water softener service and pump maintenance.

Service award nomination

Biochemica has been been shortlisted within the ‘Service Award’ category at an upcoming regional awards ceremony.

Commenting, Dave Ruddy of Biochemica said: “To be shortlisted for an award such as this is a great achievement for everyone at Biochemica.

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Biochemica offers total water management to food group giant

Biochemica UK Ltd has won a new contract to provide total water management products and services for a leading multi-national food group.

Biochemica will provide all of the chemicals and technical services associated with the successful operation of an effluent treatment plant. Significant quantities of inorganic coagulants are required for the primary treatment process as well as speciality polymers to aid dewatering performance. In addition, Biochemica will also provide service and the necessary chemicals for boiler and cooling water treatment.

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