newsletter issue 40 - S e p t e m be r 2 0 0 7 ‘NEARLY GROWN UP’ Our formative ‘teenage’ years at Camida are nigh on over – we are almost 20 years old. In 1988 – after ten years with BASF Ireland – I first knocked on the doors of my customers informing them of the inception of the new Company. The message was rather ethereal then; I had little or nothing to offer. All I had was the existing good relationship I had built up with those customers and a determination to do things well. I am very pleased to say that all these years later we are still doing business with those same initial companies – although some of the individuals have changed of course! Our service ‘philosophy’ or ‘policy’ remains constant since that first day in 1988. It is split into two activities: • We market a select range of Speciality Chemicals and Ingredients • We understand and service customer supply needs - or enquiries You can feel free to ask Camida to solve any procurement problem. We have always striven for a strong performance and a high ethos in all we do and constantly endeavour to exceed your expectations. Camida have matured – we are currently bigger and stronger than in our childhood years. We now have over 200 customers in more than 25 countries and many strong international supply partners. Even the aforementioned BASF are still very much an integral part of what we are. I’m very pleased to say that those of you who put your faith in us when we were babies have stayed with us as we have continued to develop. We are nearly grown up now, but still need all of you and thus we’d very much like to stay together, please. Thanks to everybody who has been a part of us and helped us transform into the mature entity we are today. We look forward to the future together with confidence. Inside this Issue... Logistics A - Z Lapi Gelatine REACH for Camida The new Kate ICMA -> CDI Lonza ..newsflash ....Jan 2008 ...newsflash ....Jan 2008 ...newsflash ....Jan 2008 ...newsflash ....Jan 2008 ...newsflash . Solkane HFA Propellants for medical use | Solkane HFA Solvay Fluor .... Camida appointed as UK and Ireland Agents! .... Ex Solvay Fluor .... Camida appointed as UK a Camida Europe Camida Americas Camida Asia E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +353 52 25455 T: +1 330 3184107 T: +65 6738 7311 W: www.camida.com Delivering our Promises Logistics is one of those strange words that can be taken to mean any, some or all of the supply chain functions that companies operate. For some it’s the transport and warehousing of materials, for others it’s part of the planning and production of materials. For Camida, Logistics means taking your order and ensuring it gets delivered to you, our customer, as requested. There is a lot entailed in making sure this happens and we always make certain to keep our customer up to date and fully Laura Reidy informed. The function International Pharmaceutical Collette Phelan isn’t completed until the & Development Food Ingredients customer has satisfactorily Lee Hassey received the material and Logistics Manager Also contact for UK Pharma & US orders necessary documentation. This is the challenging job of the people pictured and although sometimes it may not go as smoothly as anticipated, our team do everything possible to fulfil the function. It is a central role within our organisation and needs the utmost dedication. Thankfully we have the right people to build good relationships with our valued suppliers and Breda O’Dwyer David Bain customers and we all look forward to continuing to play our Industrial, NI Pharmaceutical, Ireland Pharmaceuticals part in the future. Nutriceutical & Biotech Key Accounts The Whole Team! Sep t e m be r 2007 Lapi Gelatine S.p.A. Lapi Gelatine S.p.A. is located in Empoli (Italy), only 35 km from the international airports of Pisa and Firenze and about 40 km from Leghorn harbour. The company was established in 1966 and has since then produced high-quality gelatine for food and pharmaceutical sectors, where a strong position and an excellent reputation is enjoyed. The company is a member of the G.M.E. - Gelatine Manufactures of Europe and in 2002 achieved the certification ISO 9001:2000, IQNET UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 and EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines). The rigorous HACCP control programme and the ISO 9001:2000 certification guarantee that the product quality and the standard services which are provided always maintain a high level and are constantly improved. To help protect the environment, the company utilises a powerful treatment plant for the purification of all wastewater. Lapi traditionally specialised in the production of gelatine solely from bovine skins (a sector in which it covers approx. 20% of the European Market). Gelatines are now also sourced from other raw materials such as fish and pig skin for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Provided with modern production units and fully equipped laboratories for chemical, physical and bacteriological analyses, the company produces only the purest gelatines of the finest quality. The production can reach 1,800/1,900 tonnes currently. Our gelatine is mainly used in the production of soft and hard caps and micro-encapsulation, dairy products, confectionery, fruit juice fining, low calorie food and gastronomy. The dimension and the philosophy of Lapi Gelatine allow us to meet the requirements of both small/medium customers and also those of large multi-nationals in the pharmaceutical and food market. Please Contact Camida for more information about L a p i G e l a t i n e S . p . A’s p r o d u c t s REACH for Camida REACH, the most important and complex regulation ever imposed on the chemical industry in Europe, came into effect on 1st June, requiring those who produce, market or import chemicals in the EU to prove their safety. All relevant chemical products (some 30,000 are affected) must be identified and recorded with the new European Chemicals Agency (EChA) in Helsinki. Camida have put in place a REACH working party to ensure conformance to the new regulations. Sup- pliers and Customers will be contacted in the near future to seek the required information needed for each product registration and to meet the requirements for the supply chain transparency. Camida currently supply over 500 specialised chemical products. Camida are able to ensure REACH reg- istration will be appropriately fulfilled for each product bought, sold and supplied by them. Sep t e m be r 2007 Kate comes to life! Granny Since joining Camida in Britton September, it has proved to be an Proud Grandmother interesting and challenging place Mary Britton of the to work. My role within Camida Accounts department is now changing: from July 16th shows off her two 2007 I have moved into a more grandchildren: sales-orientated role, taking the baton from Yvonne Mullins, while still being involved in sales technical support until December 2007. With the advent of the new year, I will be concentrating fully on sales to the life science industries in the UK and Northern Ireland. I look forward to the new challenges and both the personal Neasa, born to Mary’s and professional development this son John and his wife new job will bring. I anticipate Amanda on April 14th the deepening of my relationships 2007. with Yvonne’s established customers and I especially look Alex, born to Mary’s forward to developing and widening my customer base come January. son Philip and his wife Thanks to all my colleagues in Camida for their support and good wishes Josephine on April 24th and I only hope I do them proud! 2007. ICMA gets new name and a new Chairman! To those of you that may not know ‘The Irish Chemical Marketers Association’ (ICMA) was formed in 1984 to strive to ensure that member companies understand and contribute to best practices within the industry and its environment. It has been the ICMA which has been to the fore in Europe in implementing the environmental performance management tool and world wide initiative that is Responsible Care. At the recent ICMA AGM on April 13th , it was decided that it was time to re-energise this organisation by giving it a new name, which will be Chemical Distribution Ireland (CDI). One other matter that took place at this AGM was the election of a new Chairman, namely our own David Anchell, MD of Camida. David believes that the raison d’etre of CDI is: • To ensure best practice of the distributution of chemicals within Ireland • To assist each company within CDI in achieving quality and HSE accrediations and in conforming to legislation • To make customers aware of the standards CDI have set. We wish him well! Sep t e m be r 2007 Lonza’s non-cGMP Custom Manufacturing. by Ken McMahon, Head of the Industrial Specialties Business Unit Lonza is best known as one of the leading custom manufacturers and suppliers to the pharma industry. Our chemical and biotechnological technology platforms are well known throughout the industry and our leading reputation as an innovative and reliable supplier of pharma intermediates and actives has been built up over many years. Our production plants are located in Switzerland and China. In Visp, Switzerland our plants are back-integrated to a naphtha cracker and Verbund-style network which provides basic starting materials like ethylene, acetylene and hydrogen. Starting with these building blocks we have many more highly reactive building blocks like ketene, diketene, malonodinitrile, cyanogen chloride, phosgene, etc available for a wide range of complex syntheses. Ongoing process optimization, development of new raw materials and application of innovative technologies have led to continuous expansion of our product portfolio. Photos supplied courtesy of Lonza The business unit has several core businesses, based on our wide range of chemical technologies: • First, our HCN derivatives are used for the manufacture of agrochemicals, dyestuffs, optical brighteners, adhesives, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. One example is our malononitrile (MDN). It is extensively used as a building block for various syntheses. Our chlorosulfonyl isocyanate (CSI) is another example of an important building block in the field of antibiotics. • Our Ketene and diketene derivatives are utilized in vitamins, fragrances, agrochemicals, pigments and pharmaceuticals. • Our C- and N- based basic chemicals products are sold to industrial companies. • Our high-performance materials products are used in the electronics, space, aerospace and automotive industries as well as in coatings. Our major growth area is in non-cGMP custom manufacturing. We are moving more and more into the markets presented by new complex advanced exclusive products for the pharmaceutical, food ingredient, fragrance and other industries. Our organisation has many years of experience in the custom manufacturing field and we can tap into this to deliver excellent service to customers requiring complex molecules, difficult chemistry and short lead times. A clear understanding of the needs of our customers, an excellent contamination prevention system, the ability to scale up new processes very quickly and our leading track record with our customers are some of our key differentiating factors. In addition our advanced waste management system and responsible care approach ensure that our customers will not be faced with difficult environmental protection or safety ethical issues. Our business unit has highly flexible ISO-regulated production facilities where we manufacture intermediates and active substances for the agrochemical and other industries. With almost 400m3 of reactor volume in 4m3 to 10m3 reactors and the necessary peripheries we believe we can supply almost any intermediate or active our customers require. Our R+D organisation works hand in hand with the business to ensure fast process development, technology transfer and scale up. Although suppliers from India and China will almost always be more competitive on price for less complex molecules, we believe that we have the edge in complex processes requiring a range of highly reactive raw materials, difficult safety and environmental issues, speed and of course reliable swiss service! Leave it to Lonza! Sep t e m be r 2007 YOUR SEARCH IS OVER From Organic Intermediates to Biochemicals, from Performance Chemicals to Food Ingredients, Camida can source, manage and deliver your needs. Whether your business is in pharmaceuticals, food, bio- technology or surface coatings, we meet the highest industry standards and conform to the most stringent international protocols. Tap into our global network and over 20 years' experience in sourcing specialised chemicals. We understand your needs, we provide solutions, above all, we exceed your expectations. Visit www.camida.com, email us at email@example.com or phone us at +353-52-25455.
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