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NEW! Yuzu and Japanese Oils

We are pleased to announce that we are now stocking yuzu oil in the UK! With our new supplier, Ogawa & Co., we are delighted to offer a variety of Japanese citrus and wood oils to the UK market. Ogawa were founded in 1893 as an importer and seller of aroma ingredients. Over the years, […]

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Vibrantz Pearls™: A sustainable, economical, water-less tinting fix

Vibrantz Technologies have announced their $20 million investment in Pearls™ with a dedicated facility in Sittard, Netherlands. Over the next two years, Vibrantz plans to increase their global Pearls™ production capacity 20-fold to 1.2 million litres per year, putting them at the forefront of meeting sustainability, performance and cost demands of colourant producers worldwide. With […]

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Stort’s Ingredients for 2024 Fragrance Trends

The heart of our F&F division for 35 years, fragrance continues to be a fascinating, compelling industry with some nostalgic comebacks set for 2024. The fragrance trends of 2024 are expected to be focussed on transparency and sustainability, concentrating on foodie gourmands, aquatic florals and bottled therapy in-line with the beauty wellness trend. Currently worth […]

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Kraemer opens new production facility boosting sustainability profile

After 3 years of construction, Kraemer have officially opened their new production facility in Liethe. This 50,000 m2 site will focus on the company’s bio-based binders and resins for a variety of applications including printing inks, coatings and adhesives, accelerating their sustainability plans. With focus on energy efficiency and environmental protection, Kraemer’s new site utilises […]

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Organic September: Our Organic Essential Oils and Why They’re Good for You and the Environment

Organic September is a month-long campaign focussed on raising awareness of the hard-work and dedication that goes into organic farming and the benefits to our health and the environment. Emissions from fossil-fuel based nitrogen fertilisers are contributing significantly to the climate emergency. Despite this, the UK government’s current net-zero strategy does not include any plan […]

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Mazda Colours: Copper Phthalocyanine Pigments

Blue and green pigments for coatings, available from UK stock Since its creation in 1972, Mazda Colours has consistently driven expansion, diversification, and innovation. This has solidified their position as a global leader in the manufacture of Copper Phthalocyanine crude and pigments. Mazda’s 3 manufacturing plants across India function alongside a fully equipped R&D laboratory […]

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Bedoukian’s Sustainable High-Impact Ingredients

Bedoukian have been manufacturing high-impact, high-quality ingredients for over 100 years. We are proud to have worked with them in the UK market for just over a year – happy anniversary to us! With sustainability and environmental concerns at the forefront of all our minds, Bedoukian focus on new materials and new techniques to improve […]

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How Stort can help with new diisocyanate regulations

Last year, we wrote about the changes made to isocyanate regulations in September 2021. These regulations outlined training requirements for all professional and industrial users of polyurethane products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration over 0.1%. As of 24th August 2023, these regulations will be in force and training certificates will be required! However, there […]

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Ethical Sourcing with Payan Bertrand

In honour of World Fair Trade Day on the 13th of May, let us look at Payan Bertrand’s strategy for ethical sourcing and key values. At Stort, we pride ourselves on our close relationships with all our principals, allowing us to give our customers full transparency of where their products come from. The World Fair […]

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Stort F&F Visit Kao Europe Plant

During our visit to In-Cosmetics in March, our F&F team were delighted to visit the Kao Mollet plant in Barcelona. One of 4 manufacturing sites in Spain, the Mollet plant hires 75 people and manufactures Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde and Gamma Lactones. Kao are one of Stort’s longest standing principals, when founder, Kendrick Gilkes, represented Ambroxan […]

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