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‘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
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
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
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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
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
informed. The function International Pharmaceutical Collette Phelan
isn’t completed until the & Development Food Ingredients
customer has satisfactorily
Lee Hassey received the material and
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
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!
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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!
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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
• 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!
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
us at +353-52-25455.