Redox is pleased to announce an expansion of our association with QatarEnergy to distribute the Lotrene polymer range, which will now encompass New Zealand.
As of the 1st of January 2024, our New Zealand clients will have access to a range of grades, including –
Redox CEO and MD Raimond Coneliano welcomed the new partnership: “We enjoy a great working relationship with QatarEnergy in Australia and are excited to bring the same great portfolio to our clients in New Zealand. We believe we’re well positioned to add value through our extensive network of warehouses, industry-leading logistics, three local sales offices (Auckland, Hawkes Bay & Christchurch) and famously friendly team of professionals”.
Customers should contact their local Redox representative to discuss forecasts and shipment plans before the commencement date to ensure a smooth transition.
QatarEnergy operates all oil and gas activities in Qatar, including exploration, production, refining, transport, and storage. The first well, Dukhan 1, was drilled in 1939. Development continued after World War II, and in 1949, the first crude exports occurred, and the first offshore concessions were granted. In 1960, the Idd Al-Shargi and Maydan Mahzam fields were discovered. The largest offshore field, Bul Hanine, was discovered in 1970 and came onstream in 1972. Qatar Energy was created in 1974. Today, QatarEnergy is amongst the largest producers of oil & gas and downstream polymers. Their Values are – Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Responsibility, Respect & Safety.
Protein supplements are gaining immense popularity worldwide, not just among professional athletes but also among a broader range of consumers who recognize their incredible benefits for sports nutrition, muscle building, and overall health. However, the traditional animal and plant-based protein options have limitations, necessitating the search for innovative alternatives. One such exciting product is yeast protein.
Protein has been shown to have numerous positive effects, including:
These benefits have propelled the supplement market to a staggering value of $6.3 billion in 2021, with further growth projected in the coming years.
Our planet is facing a significant challenge in meeting the growing global demand for protein. Over the past two decades, protein consumption has been on the rise, and this trend is expected to continue as the population grows and economies thrive. However, relying solely on traditional animal agriculture to meet this demand poses a problem. In light of this concern, both companies and consumers are now turning their attention to yeast protein as a promising and sustainable solution.
Protein supplements come from various sources such as whey, casein, beef, fish, egg, soy, pea, hemp, and rice. Animal proteins, like whey, are often considered superior to plant-based options due to their rich content of essential amino acids. Moreover, plant-based proteins may not be as easily digested in the gut and can negatively affect metabolism and immune response.
Whey protein, derived from milk during cheese production, has long been regarded as the gold standard. It is a complete protein that is quickly digested and contains high levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and leucine, which are crucial for muscle growth and recovery.
However, using animal sources in whey protein presents a significant barrier for many consumers. Environmental concerns, animal welfare issues, and contamination fears have prompted a global shift towards reducing animal product consumption. For instance, nearly half of the population in Singapore has already reduced or eliminated animal products from their diets. Similar trends are observed in other Asian countries, where many individuals opt for meat reduction. As a result, there is a growing demand for alternatives.
Plant-based proteins have gained popularity as an alternative but still have limitations. They often lack the same amino acid content, digestibility, and protein synthesis capacity as animal proteins. Additionally, large-scale cultivation of plant-based protein sources, such as wheat, soy, and peas, requires substantial land resources and can be impacted by weather conditions. Concerns about heavy metals, pesticide residues, and genetically modified organisms further dampen consumer enthusiasm.
Yeast proteins are an exciting and promising alternative. Nutritional yeast, commonly available in the market, is often known for its immune-boosting and gut health benefits. However, it is also a rich microbial protein source with high BCAA content.
While yeast protein has been studied for its nutritional value in animal agriculture for several decades, research on its impact on humans has been limited.
AngeoPro, derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as brewer’s or baker’s yeast, contains over 70% high-quality protein and has a digestibility value similar to whey protein. It boasts a leucine content comparable to whey protein and even higher levels of total BCAAs. Acting as a “slow protein,” AngeoPro provides a steady and continuous supply of amino acids.
AngeoPro closely resembles animal proteins, outperforming low-quality plant proteins regarding nutritional value. Additionally, AngeoPro, as a fermentation product, offers advantages such as a reliable supply chain and reduced land requirements. The wastewater generated during AngeoPro production is repurposed as organic fertilizer for yeast cultivation, creating a more sustainable production process.
When it comes to meeting the surging demand for sustainable and high-quality protein, look no further than Redox as your trusted partner.
With yeast protein emerging as a revolutionary solution, Angel Yeast stands at the forefront of research and development, ensuring a future of protein supplementation that resonates with consumer preferences.
Contact us today to explore how Redox can be the essential catalyst in your sourcing strategy, providing you with unmatched expertise and top-notch solutions.
While most people may know hydrogen peroxide for its use in hair bleaching, this versatile compound has much more to offer. As a green and sustainable oxidizing agent, it finds its applications across a broad range of industries. But can hydrogen peroxide’s environmentally friendly properties make it an important component in the transition towards sustainability by replacing less eco-friendly chemicals?
Hydrogen peroxide, a colourless liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen with the chemical formula H2O2, is an increasingly in-demand and versatile chemical known for over two centuries. Unlike many chemicals, hydrogen peroxide is entirely natural and occurs in rainwater, snow, and even the human body. It decomposes to only water and oxygen, making it an environmentally friendly product. This unique property makes it valuable in times of increased environmental awareness. Hydrogen peroxide is not only used for hair bleaching but has a disinfectant and antibacterial effect that eliminates odours, making it a cleaning agent for home and wounds. It’s in high demand across industrial sectors, including paper, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and electronics, and is used in water treatment, chemical syntheses, and rocket fuel.
Its effectiveness can be enhanced when combined with other substances such as iron ions, UV radiation, or ozone.
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical with a distinctive ability to decompose into two non-toxic substances, water and oxygen, once it has served its purpose. This makes it an exceptional chemical with minimal environmental impact and a sustainable alternative to other less eco-friendly chemicals that have long plagued our environment.
Hydrogen peroxide is fast becoming a popular choice in various applications, such as cleaning agents and disinfectants, where the need for safe and environmentally-friendly products has never been greater. Furthermore, it could replace other hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing processes, especially in the paper, food, and cosmetic industries.
Even in its manufacturing process, hydrogen peroxide can be produced using renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, making it even more sustainable. The autoxidation process used to produce hydrogen peroxide requires only hydrogen, oxygen, and water as raw materials, which are readily available and can be produced sustainably.
Its environmentally friendly nature makes it an excellent candidate for the much-needed transition towards sustainability, and with the ever-growing demand for greener alternatives, hydrogen peroxide is indeed a chemical for the future.
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Exciting news from one of our partners, Tessara, as they have officially launched two new products at Asian Fruit Logistica Bangkok. Two new sulphur pad products for table grapes, called Uvays Vivo and Berrisys, for the blueberry industry which extends the shelf life of blueberries during storage and transportation.
Read more below about this exciting launch.
Tessara manufactures sulphur dioxide laminated sheets (sulphur pads); the company specialises in fresh science by providing post-harvest solutions that maximise the shelf life of valuable fresh produce to minimise food waste.
Tessara’s production facility is BRC accredited with an AA rating and operates 24/7, 5 to 7 days a week. They have approximately 200 staff, including representatives and agents in key markets in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and North and South America. Tessara offers an innovative range of products that increases the shelf life during post-harvest storage and transportation.
“Our sulphur dioxide laminated sheets are scientifically designed for individual crops: table grapes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cut flowers. All our products are for post-harvest application; they sterilise the fruit and destroy fungal pathogens, mainly Botrytis cinerea, a common cause of post-harvest rot during storage. Our focus is about keeping fresh produce fresher for longer.”
Tessara’s range of products includes UVASYS and UVASYS VIVO, the fully recyclable sulphur pad for table grapes. In addition, BERRISYS and BERRISYS LITE are for berries – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and FLORASYS– for cut flowers.
“A smart change in your post-harvest system can significantly affect your valuable crop’s shelf life. We enjoy discussing everything post-harvest to maximise shelf life.
Both products are available and used in South Africa and the UK, with Turkey and Georgia following suit. In Australia, the APVMA registration for Berrisys is pending for December 2022. We eagerly await this approval to assist the Australian industry with its exports and domestic market opportunities for APVMA registration. Stay tuned and contact us if you have any questions regarding this exciting new product.
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™ 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.
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.
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