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In 2021, Redox established a philanthropic relationship with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, to support their urgent work worldwide. Our support allows Médecins Sans Frontières teams to react to emergencies and give high-quality care to those who need it most. 

Who are Médecins Sans Frontières, and what do they do?

In 1971, in the aftermath of the Biafran famine of the Nigerian Civil War, a small group of French doctors and journalists sought to expand access to medical care across national boundaries irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. 

To that end, the organisation emphasises “independence and impartiality” and explicitly precludes political, economic, or religious factors in its decision-making. For these reasons, it limits the funding received from governments or intergovernmental organisations. These principles have allowed MSF to speak freely concerning acts of war, corruption, or other hindrances to medical care or human well-being.

MSF exist to save lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most – in armed conflicts, epidemics, famines and natural disasters. These situations require a rapid response with specialised medical and logistical help. 

But, they also run longer-term projects, tackling health crises and supporting people with the greatest need. 

They currently have projects running in over 70 countries.

They are an independent, self-governed, non-profit organisation committed to addressing people’s suffering and providing medical care to help people survive catastrophic situations where communities and health structures may be overwhelmed. 

Médecins Sans Frontières offers assistance based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation, guided by medical ethics and the humanitarian principles of independence, neutrality and impartiality.

How can you help?

Your support is crucial to their efforts to provide medical aid where it is needed most. If you’re able, we’d love it if you could contribute to helping them fulfil their mission and to save lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most.

There are a multitude of ways to assist, or you could simply click here to donate now!

 

Today Kraton Chemical LLC/Kraton Chemical Products Shanghai Co. Ltd (Kraton) have appointed leading chemical distributor Redox Limited (Redox) as channel partner for their Tall Oil Fatty Acid and Ink Polyamides range in Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re excited to partner with Kraton, a company well known for their sustainability credentials as well as their unique and innovative products.” said Renato Coneliano, Marketing Manager at Redox. “Our clients are always looking for an edge and in Kraton we have the world’s foremost producer of Tall Oil Fatty Acids”.

Girish Udas, Senior Director at Kraton, welcomed the new appointment “Redox has a peerless logistics and sales network, a partner that can best cater to the needs of our clients in the region as we expand into the future.”

All customers will be contacted shortly to confirm the new arrangements and to organise a seamless transition.

SYLFAT™ TALL OIL FATTY ACIDS

SYLFAT™ fatty acids are helpful in various industrial applications, including ore floatation, fuel additives, alkyd resins, dimer acids, surfactants, cleaners, oil field chemicals, lubricant esters, and other chemical derivatives.  The use of these product ranges can be found in the long carbon chain (C18), the acid function of the carboxyl group (COOH), and the unsaturation of the double bonds.

UNI-REZ™ INK POLYAMIDES

Kraton offers a wide range of non-reactive polyamide resins for packaging gravure inks, flexographic inks, lamination inks, and cold seal-release lacquers.

Other Kraton items to be distributed by Redox under this agreement include – Unidyme™ Dimer Acids, Sylvatal™ DTO, Century™ Branched Fatty Acids, Sylvaros™ Tall Oil Rosins, and Upgraded Rosins.

Please contact your local Redox Representative for more information.

About Kraton Corporation
Kraton Corporation is a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton’s polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving and roofing applications. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company’s pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in numerous countries worldwide. Kraton and the Kraton logo are registered trademarks of Kraton Corporation, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, in one or more, but not all countries.

Redox has reaffirmed our commitment to the health, safety, and security of our employees, community, and the environment, by successfully passing NACD’s Responsible Distribution® verification for the current three-year cycle.

Responsible Distribution is the National Association of Chemical Distributor’s (NACD) third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program. It allows members to demonstrate their pledge to continuous performance improvement in chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

In December 1991, the member companies of NACD undertook as its most important mission the inception of Responsible Distribution, developed by NACD members for NACD members. 

Responsible Distribution is a mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety & security program that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal. 

NACD members play a leadership role in their communities as information resources. They are eager to provide the same assistance and guidance to local, state, and federal legislators on technical issues relating to the safe handling, storage, transportation, use, and disposal of chemical products.  

Key Benefits of Responsible Distribution

“Responsible Distribution is critical to the chemical distribution industry’s ability to safely deliver more than 30 million tons of product every year,” said NACD President and CEO Eric R. Byer. 

“Through their successful verification, Redox and its senior leadership have committed to continuous improvement in the responsible management and handling of chemicals that ensures NACD members effectively support the industries America relies on most, such as agriculture, healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing equipment, and many others.”

Please click here to view NACD Responsible Distribution’s Guiding Principles.

From all at Redox, we wish you a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year!

We will be closed for all public holidays across all our branches. See below for our branches closure dates:

Australia
Monday 27th December 2021 – Christmas Day (observed)
Tuesday 28th December 2021– Boxing Day (observed)
Monday 3rd January 2022 – New Year’s Day (observed)

New Zealand
Monday 27th December 2021 – Christmas Day (observed)
Tuesday 28th December 2021– Boxing Day (observed)
Monday 3rd January 2022 – New Year’s Day (observed)
Tuesday 4th January 2022 – Day after New Year’s Day

Malaysia
Monday 27th December 2021 – Christmas Day (opened)
Monday 3rd January 2022 – New Year’s Day (opened)

United States
Monday 27th December 2021 – Christmas Day (observed)
Monday 3rd January 2022 – New Year’s Day (observed)

Due to the reduced capacity and availability of our transport contractors, deliveries may be affected. It is advised that customers plan longer than usual lead times. For any enquiries please talk to your representative or complete our online enquiry form.

Please be aware that as of the 7th of October 2021 Redox Pty Ltd has changed name to ‘Redox Ltd’.

Any enquiries about this change can be directed to your contact person at Redox or via our contacts page.

Dear customers and partners, we have been informed by both CHEP/ Loscam and other pallet providers that they will not be able to meet the increased demand for pallets.

As a result there may be some delays in delivery, or you may be contacted by your Redox representative and asked if you could consider taking goods on pallets which might not be your first preference.

You may de-hire returnable pallets with Redox and this will help us through the current difficulties, please make sure they are clean and in good shape.

If you are a client who exchanges pallets on delivery it is very important that you have the pallets available to exchange or the delivery may not be unloaded.

Pallet shortages

Pallet shortages advised by some pallet providers advise that they will not be able to meet the increased demand for pallets.

Butyric acid is an important short chain fatty acid that has antimicrobial activity and is now being widely used as feed additives to control pathogens.

Butyric acid is produced within the animal intestinal lumen by bacterial fermentation of undigested dietary carbohydrates and endogenous proteins. 90% of this butyric acid is metabolized by cecal epithelial cells or colonocytes to provide multiple beneficial effects on gut health.

However, free butyric acid has an offensive odour and is difficulty to handle in practice. In addition, free butyric acids has been shown to be largely absorbed in the upper gastro-intestinal tract, resulting in the majority not reaching the large intestine, where butyric acid would exert its major function.

Therefore, commercial sodium salt butyrate has been developed to ease the handling and prevent the release of butyric acid in the upper gastro-intestinal tract.

The first line of defence in the gut

But tributyrin consists of butyric acid and mono-butyrin and in the upper gastro-intestinal tract, tributyrin is hydrolzed into butyric acid and α-mono-butyrin but in the hindgut, the major molecule will be α-monobutyrin which provides more energy, to boost muscle growth and to promote capillary development for better nutrients transportation.

There are a number of disorders associated with the gut health of chickens including:

The addition of tributyrin has been widely used to combat gut disorders, and ultimately enhance chicken gut health.

In layer chicken hens, it is able to improve calcium absorption in particular in older laying hens and improve eggshell quality.

In piglets the weaning transition is a critical period due to severe stress resulting from shifting from liquid to solid feed, changing in environment, and mixing with new pen mates.

In a recent piglet trial we conducted in Rivalea, it is clearly shown that adding 2.5 kg Tributyrin /MT post weaning diets for 35 days improved body weight gain by 5% and feed conversion ratio by 3 points.

Application rates

Tributyrin can also be used in milk as a replacer for whole milk and partially negates the negative effect that milk replacers have on rumen development.

Want to know more? Contact one of our industry specialists today and ask them today.

ICIS Chemical Business Magazine has released their annual ‘Top 100 Chemical Distributors’ list naming Redox as the 11th largest distributor in Asia and 33rd worldwide based on 2020 calendar year revenue (USD $531.2m)

 

The annual list presents global rankings of companies who are leaders in chemical distribution, positioning global players by sales and also breaks out regional leaders. This year there was a record of nearly 300 companies participating.

Click here to read the full report.

Redox is delighted and proud to be supporting the committed team at Chemical Education Foundation (CEF), who are dedicated to chemistry education and awareness in the United States, for students in grades K-8.

When it comes to preparing the STEM workforce of the future – those industries relying on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – too often the focus is on students in high school and post-secondary education.

But the truth is, if students aren’t inspired by science when they are young – as early as five years old – it gets increasingly harder to engage them in learning and ultimately, enter careers in STEM industries.

Through their You Be the Chemist program, CEF provides educational resources in the form of activity guides and workshops for educators. Their academic competition is held annually at local, state and national levels where students in grades 5-8 compete for scholarships and other prizes.

The results of their You Be the Chemist program speak for themselves.

 

You be the chemist impact stats

The impact on students when STEM is introduced early in their academic life.

Our contribution allows CEF to:

“Student interest in science and chemistry is essential. It’s of fundamental importance that we reach the youngest students to inspire them towards careers that drive our businesses and the economy. Our great hope is to make a fundamental difference to these young people, building the workforce of tomorrow by Inspiring youth of today” Nick Osmo, Redox USA

You Be the Chemist continues helping businesses and education providers show young students the potential to build a better world through the science of chemistry.

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