Product Focus: Arctic Berry Oils

Arctic Berry Oils extracted from Lingonberry, Blackcurrant, Cranberry and Sea Buckthorn have been shown to support a wide range of claims, from skin protection to soothing, anti-ageing, and brightening efficacies. Distributed by Redox, they provide the perfect natural ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products.

Due to their harsh living conditions, Arctic berries contain vastly superior amounts of active compounds when compared to plants growing in gentler Southern climates. They are a source of highly active omega fatty acids (3, 6, 7, 9), as well as vitamin E and A type antioxidants. Their health-promoting compounds in high concentrations provide an effective boost to many personal care applications including skin and hair care. They:

  • Ensure an adequate intake of fatty acids, essential for proper skin functions
  • Hydrate the skin and maintain the optimal skin moisture
  • Sooth sensitive and irritated skin
  • Protect the skin against premature ageing
  • Promote skin regeneration
  • Brighten the skin and even out imperfections in skin tone
  • Protect the skin against the effects of UV radiation and pollution
  • Improve the vitality of hair

Through our dedicated team of Personal Care specialists, we deliver real value and a fresh approach to meeting our customer’s needs in a dynamic market. We carefully select our supplier partners by their ability to create innovative solutions and identify ingredients which allow our customers to secure their ability to compete and generate lasting value.

Talk to one of our experts today!

About Redox
Redox is a leading commodity and specialty chemical distributor with 12 sales offices throughout Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States. With more than 350 staff and sales in excess of $653million FY17/18 Redox brings the best products from around the world to clients in over 140 unique industries.

22nd March - UN World Water Day

Today is World Water Day! Implemented by the United Nations, World Water Day is about ensuring water is clean and available to everyone across the world.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

At Redox, we know that water is our most precious resource, essential for life itself. Hence there is no greater challenge than its efficient and effective use for the greatest benefit. We understand all facets of water management, from potable water technology which is optimized to provide the safest and most reliable drinking water for our communities through to waste water treatment allowing industry to thrive while complying with their environmental obligations. Our aim is to assist industry to achieve the goal of providing clean water to everyone.

About Redox
Redox is a leading commodity and specialty chemical distributor with 12 sales offices throughout Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States. With more than 350 staff and sales in excess of $653million FY17/18 Redox brings the best products from around the world to clients in over 140 unique industries.

UV weathering defence with DSM

DSM’s Akulon® GA-XL portfolio of polyamide 6 (PA6) grades meets stringent UV weathering conditions to provide Original Equipment Manufacturers with the option of designing unpainted exterior parts and trims. Distributed by Redox, the polyamide range offers a sustainable alternative to paint while also providing an optimal balance between price and performance.

Painting exterior parts provides a high-quality surface that protects against UV weathering. Paint not only increases the financial cost, it also impacts on the environment through its release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere during the drying process, leading to increased air pollution, fine particular matter and visible smog.

Available in two glass reinforced versions, the 30% glass filled grades are suitable for exterior applications such as gas assist door handles, while the 50% glass reinforced grades can replace metal or polyphthalamide-based (PPA) solutions in semi-structural applications that require a combination of strength, stiffness, and superior surface appearance. The 30% Akulon GA-XL grades demonstrate better moulding performance than standard PA6 grades in overflow gas injection processes.

They provide excellent UV resistance, passing some of the most stringent UV weathering tests prescribed by the automotive industry today – including SAE J2527 up to 3000 hours and the Florida test. The Akulon GA-XL grades can be produced at lower injection pressures using the same moulding machines as standard grades, with less tool wear and no flow marks. Their broad processing window also allows for more freedom in part design.

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is dedicated to the development of innovative solutions and collaborations that contribute to a circular economy, representing nature and the circle of life.

Through our dedicated team of plastic and foam specialists, at Redox we deliver real value and a fresh approach to meeting our customer’s needs in a dynamic market. Our principals are leaders in their respective products, allowing us to deliver the widest range of quality materials at a price which allows you to thrive.

To discuss the Akulon® GA-XL portfolio and how to ensure your next unpainted part design can withstand extreme UV weathering while reducing processing costs, contact one of our industry professionals.

About Redox
Redox is a leading commodity and specialty chemical distributor with 12 sales offices throughout Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States. With more than 350 staff and sales in excess of $653million FY17/18 Redox brings the best products from around the world to clients in over 140 unique industries.

Product Focus – Starches

Starch is a carbohydrate which is extracted from agricultural raw materials and is widely present in thousands of everyday food and non-food applications. Redox sources a variety of starches, providing solutions to manufacturers across the food and beverage market.

Starch is formed through the process of photosynthesis allowing plants to produce and store glucose, which is used for the synthesis of starch polymers.  While extraction and processing methods differ in each company and crop, extracted starch in its purest form is either used as it is or processed further to create other products. It is delivered in the form of powder or syrups.

Starch is used for a variety of products with a major use in the food and beverage market. For example, starch is converted into sugars and fermented to produce ethanol in the manufacture of beer and whisky. It is also the source of sugars found in many processed foods, and is used as a thickening, stiffening or gluten agent. In the non-food market it is widely used as an adhesive in the papermaking industry and within the clothing industry it is used to stiffen items before ironing.

At Redox we supply various types of starches including corn, potato, rice, pea, wheat and tapioca. Through constant interaction with nutritionists, specialists and regulatory bodies Redox are at the forefront of the industry delivering the benefits to you. Our quality assurance team tracks the ever changing and challenging requirements for nutritional and allergen information management reducing the burden on our clients.

For more information on our starch products available talk to one of our experts!

About Redox
Redox is a leading commodity and specialty chemical distributor with 12 sales offices throughout Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States. With more than 350 staff and sales in excess of $653million FY17/18 Redox brings the best products from around the world to clients in over 140 unique industries.

Email Scam Alert

It has come to our attention that scammers are impersonating Redox employees and requesting offers for various items.

Genuine emails coming from Redox staff will originate from redox.com email addresses only.

If there is any doubt about the authenticity of an email you have received please email marketing@redox.com or call +61297333000.

We are investigating our options to address this issue.

About Redox
Redox is a leading commodity and specialty chemical distributor with 12 sales offices throughout Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States. With more than 350 staff and sales in excess of $653million FY17/18 Redox brings the best products from around the world to clients in over 140 unique industries.

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Product Focus: Arctic Berry Oils

Arctic Berry Oils extracted from Lingonberry, Blackcurrant, Cranberry and Sea Buckthorn have been shown to support a wide range of claims, from skin protection to soothing, anti-ageing, and brightening efficacies. Distributed by Redox, they provide the perfect natural ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products.

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