Avocado oil and Extra Virgin live Oil
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Sodium CAS NO.7440-23-5
Silicone Water Repellent RJ-WP03E
Epoxy phenol novolac resin
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Dilute nitric acid
PVC Resin SG5
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Novolac epoxy resin
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Hydrogen Peroxide 60%
Pure and Nature Peppermint Essential Oil & Mint Essential Oil 50%
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pure virgin or recycled PC raw materials granule plastic polycarbonate resin
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Pearl Sodium Hydroxide (Content: 99%)
ozonated olive oil
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From Jul. 11 to 21, Agroexpo 2019 was held in Colombia. As a traditional, consolidated and mature fair, Agroexpo promotes the agricultural industry of Colombia to the world, managing to gather the most comprehensive commercial, national and international shows in a suitable space for exhibitors to make business contacts, materialize business, exchange knowledge and be updated on new technological developments of the related industries. OKCHEM, as a leading professional B2B platform of chemicals, has attended this exhibition with Shanghai Bosman Industrial Co., Limited together at booth 420/418/519/517. During the event, OKCHEM has received about 400 visitors from South Korea, America, Canada, Brazil, etc. With our language advantage and professional ability, OKCHEM helped Bosman build relationships with twelve targeted buyers. The supplier highly praised of our professionalism and looked forward to further cooperation with us in the future. Besides, our team also provided product list from Chinese suppliers for potential buyers to choose their required products and write their specific requirements, so that we can help the buyer source the best products and help the suppliers match targeted buyers. During the event, many potential customers also got to know about our platform and services after our team in Colombia made detailed introduction. Meanwhile, we also learned more about latest developments in agrochemical industry and demands of buyers and suppliers in Colombia. In Colombia, buyers usually purchase raw materials from America, Brazil and Mexico. Besides, some agrochemical products have been eliminated in this market, such as glyphosate. As a professional B2B platform for chemical business, OKCHEM is always dedicated to providing solutions for the chemical buyers and suppliers all over the world to help them simplify the chemical trade and grow chemical business. Our team in Colombia can offer you various trade services such as translation service, exhibition assistance, targeted supplier & buyer match service, etc.
Global sulphur prices weakened further this week as China's inventories climbed higher and the end use phosphate market weakened. China’s sulphur port inventories were at 2.09m tonnes in the week ended 18 July, up by 67,000 tonnes from the previous week, ICIS data showed, a six-year high. Inventory at Zhenjiang port reached 1.2m tonnes; the port has a capacity of 1.5m tonnes. An international trader concluded a spot sale for 35,000 tonnes to Sinochem Fertilizer at $102/tonne CFR (cost and freight) China, according to sources, with shipment for August. Prices at ports along the Yangtze River remained stable at Chinese yuan (CNY) 840/tonne ($102/tonne). The market is expected to soften further, as domestic demand is still in a lull season, affecting prices for the rest of July. The overall run rates in China’s phosphates sector are at around 55% for diammonium phosphate (DAP) and 50% for monoammonium phosphate (MAP), as the main domestic 6+2 phosphates producers cut production rates, following the recent drop in export prices. Sentiment dampened further among Middle East exporters as Chinese import prices dropped, and freight rates increased on geopolitical issues. A deal was concluded in the low-mid $70s/tonne FOB (free on board) in the Arab Gulf. China import and Middle East export prices have both reached two-year lows. In India, demand from the end-use phosphate fertilizers market remains limited on the back of ample stocks. Phosphate producer IFFCO has reduced the retail prices of non-urea nutrients such as DAP and nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) complexes by 6-8%, sources said. Coromandel has issued a purchase tender for 20,000 tonnes of sulphur; the tender closes on 19 July. The market is looking to the outcome of the tender to assess if Indian prices will begin to track the global downtrend. The northwest Europe (NWE) market is quiet since sulphur third-quarter (Q3) contracts were settled at a rollover, despite weakening global prices. In Canada, no new business was confirmed concluded out of Vancouver. The price range widened on a combination of a lower China netback and an absence of new activity, as buyers and sellers remain far apart in price discussions. US refineries continue to run hard and, combined with the Beaumont shiploader outage, will lead to a buildup in inventories. No new deals were done in the US Gulf and the range is steady this week. Discussions are ongoing in California for August cargoes. In Brazil, there remains a wide gap between buyers and sellers regarding price. There were multiple new offers into the country, with some discussions around $95/tonne CFR. A deal was being negotiated just below $100/tonne CFR, sources said. Source: ICIS
Russia"s output of chemical products rose in June 2019 by 5.5% month on month. However, production of basic chemicals increased only by 2.8% in the first six months of 2019, according to Rosstat"s data. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, ethylene accounted for the largest increase in production year on year. Thus, 260 ,000 tonnes of ethylene were produced in June, compared to 262,000 tonnes a month earlier. Thus, 1,578,000 tonnes of this olefin were produced in January-June 2019, up by 3.8% year on year. June production of benzene was 124,000 tonnes, compared to 128,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of this product reached 743,000 tonnes in the first six months of 2019, up by 1.8% year on year. June production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) were 110,000 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 107,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of caustic soda totalled 645,000 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 630,500 tonnes a year earlier. 1,920,000 tonnes of mineral fertilizers (in terms of 100% nutrients) were produced in June versus 2,098,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, Russian plants produced 12,324,000 tonnes of fertilizers in January-June 2019, up by 2% year on year. Last month"s production of polymers in primary form decreased to 747,000 tonnes, up 3.5% from May. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 4,244,000,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by only 3.1% year on year. Source: ICIS
Imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus grew in the first five months of 2019 by 11% year on year to 15,600 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report. According to the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters significantly reduced their purchasing of PVC in May 2019 after a surge in demand a month earlier, overall imports totalled 2,800 tonnes versus 4,500 tonnes in April. Thus, imports of unmixed PVC reached 15,600 tonnes in January-May 2019, compared to 14,100 tonnes a year earlier, with local windows producers accounting for an increase in demand. Russian producers with the share of about 87% of the Belarusian market were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus over the stated period. Producers from Ukraine and Germany with the share of 7% and 3%, respectively, were the second and third largest suppliers. Source: MRC
Fragrance and flavoring supplier Symrise has opened a new liquid flavoring production line at its expanded Rogovo, Russia site. This move expands the German company’s target customer group to include suppliers of sweets, dairy products and beverages, from its previous base of snack and ready meal suppliers. The production line will optimize processes by manufacturing products sequentially to prevent cross-contamination and to guarantee high purity in the final taste solution, according to the company. The plant will produce around 1,800 tons of flavorings per year, in containers ranging from 100 kilograms to 4,000 kilograms. The regionally produced taste solutions for sweet and dairy products and beverages will be available to Russian customers and supplement the existing range of dry taste solutions for snacks and ready meals. Symrise has been active in Russia since opening its first representative office in 1995, and its Moscow application lab in 2002. Local production began in 2011 in Rogovo, which expanded to include a fifth production line in 2015. The technological factory equipment installed in the latest expansion has been sourced from Russia and other European countries. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to the region and the country. We strongly believe in the positive development of the Russian economy,” says Stephan Schulte, Managing Director of Symrise Rogovo. “Our company got involved in the growing market early on and has successfully developed its business in Russia. Local customers have already had positive experiences with dry taste solutions from Symrise.” The opening ceremony last week was attended by representatives from industry, politics and local dignitaries. Representatives from the German Embassy, the German Chamber of Foreign Trade and the press also took part in the ceremony. This move comes as Symrise is looking to increase sales to between €5.5 billion (US$6.25 billion) and €6 billion (US$6.8 billion) as part of its 2025 strategy. The company is also planning to identify and enter growth opportunities in the areas of naturalness and health. The expansion has already begun, with the company investing in a strategic partnership with US-based Califormulations LLC, a platform designed to deliver “end-to-end beverage innovation,” earlier this year. Last month, Symrise’s subsidiary, Diana Food, opened a new Canadian R&D laboratory in Quebec. The center will support a nearby facility where Diana produces nutritional ingredients for health solutions. source: foodingredientsfirst.com
The use of sweeteners is barreling towards the mainstream. Major industry players are gravitating toward sweetener reformulations and inspiring innovation to respond to the growing need for sugar reduction. From tapping into the plant-based trend to sugar reduction and its linked health benefits, sweeteners are a promising space with the potential to revolutionize the industry status quo. However, industry experts highlight the difficulties in replacing the functional aspect of sugar in products, but a host of attempts to do so have come to the fore. An Innova Consumer Lifestyle and Attitudes Survey (2018), found that nearly seven out of ten consumers across the countries surveyed (US, UK, France, Germany, China and Brazil) have reduced their sugar intake. This is particularly so among the over 55 age group, with consumers in France and Brazil the most likely to be reducing sugar in their diet. Consumers are also cutting back on sweet snacks more than savory. “Food and beverage manufacturers are looking for much more than a traditional well-rounded source of sweetness. Sweeteners are now expected to allow brands to make other label claims around calorie and sugar reduction and demonstrate a commitment to a more ‘natural’ or ‘healthy’ product offering,” Shaun Richmond, Global Vice President of Sweeteners at Layn, tells FoodIngredientsFirst. In this space, Layn recently launched Lovia, a platform which combines monk fruit mogrosides with specific steviol glycosides to enable more profound sugar reduction with a sugar-like taste. The plant-based and “free-from” movements are “picking up steam across global food and beverage markets” and monk fruit is becoming a front-running sweetener solution that meets consumer demands, Richmond says. “Consumers are seeking better-for-you products. They want natural, low sugar and clean label products. They don’t like to consume ingredients which they are not familiar with and, therefore, have a tendency to reject non-sugar sweeteners,” Primož Artač, CEO of Tosla, tells FoodIngredientsFirst. An array of national policies are also encouraging the use of sweeteners, as obesity and diabetes rates increase globally and are linked to sugar consumption. Public Health England (PHE), for example, has launched two separate reformulation programs to tackle the obesity epidemic – the sugar reduction program and calorie reduction program. The use of alternative sweeteners such as allulose, stevia and sucralose have come to the fore as a solution which allow for calorie reduction and sugar reduction, while still maintaining sweetness. Other alternatives with potential include nitamycin, organic blue agave amber nectar, ultragrain pasta, pectin, isolated soy protein and green mandarin essential oil. Changing consumer demands Sugar reduction is becoming a major dietary target for consumers and this is manifesting itself most clearly in the Baby Boomer demographic (born 1946-1964). Innova Market Insights research shows that one in two US Boomers have been reducing their sugar intake or buying more reduced-sugar products, while two in five are cutting back on their consumption of sweet snacks. This trend is supported by research into the typical shopping basket. “Boomers are below-average purchasers of certain sweet products such as chocolate, desserts and ice cream, and snack bars,” says Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights. Katharina Pueller, Director, Natural Sweetener Business at Sweegen, tells FoodIngredientsFirst that manufacturers will increasingly adapt to the evolving consumer demand for healthier sweeteners in their formulations. Moreover, consumers will look closely at ingredient labels and consciously pick products sweetened with healthy, non-GMO, plant-based sweeteners, she notes. The company’s latest innovation is stevia sweetener Bestevia e+, a blend of novel steviol glycosides containing Reb E, that has a sugar-like taste at a price equivalent to sugar. “Stevia has gained very favorable awareness among consumers in many regions. It is calorie-free and generates zero glycemic effect, tapping into the trend of reducing sugar with a plant-sourced solution. It is ideal to be used in most food and beverages applications that Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/ World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has approved,” Dr. Mel Jackson, CSO of Sweet Green Fields, tells FoodIngredientsFirst. “Globally, the use of stevia leaf sweetener in food and beverage products grew at an accelerated pace in 2018,” Maga Malsagov, PureCircle’s CEO, tells FoodIngredientsFirst. PureCircle offers a range of stevia leaf sweeteners, including Reb M. “These sweeteners help beverage and food companies increase their offerings of zero- and low-calorie products without sacrificing taste,” he adds. Challenging aspects in formulation Sugar plays a multi-dimensional role in formulations, not only as a sweetener but also as a bulking agent, preservative, flavor enhancer, coloring agent, viscosity modifier and anticoagulant, according to Artač. Tosla’s CEO also notes that the industry is struggling to replace sugar as various other additives are needed to cover all the functional roles sugar plays in a food system. According to Richmond, replicating the rounded sweetness of sugar with plant-based high-intensity sweeteners requires expertise in formulation and an understanding of the synergies these sweeteners have with other ingredients and limitations within certain formulations. For instance, baking can be a challenge as stevia and monk fruit don’t bulk and brown as sugar does but, with the right technical expertise, companies have been successful in launching baked goods on the market that carry label claims that consumers desire, while also delivering an enjoyable taste profile. Bakery is a challenge for stevia sweeteners,” Pueller notes. “Sugar has many functions in bakeries, it not only provides sweetness but also provides a majority of the bulk and helps with browning. Fillers can be used to compensate for that bulk.” “Sugar reduction doesn’t mean that sugar can be simply replaced by a zero or low-calorie sweetener. The functions of sugar need to be taken care of by applying polyols and fibers that provide the bulk, gelatin that builds back mouthfeel and other ingredients,” Jackson highlights. Recently, Sweet Green Fields and Tate & Lyle jointly launched their newest product innovation – ZOLESSE Natural Flavor. ZOLESSE is a glycosylated steviol glycoside that enables manufacturers to maintain a short ingredients list, Jackson says. “When it is used in combination with stevia sweeteners it modifies the overall taste and sweetness giving a more rounded profile with reduced bitterness and less lingering aftertaste, helping formulators to achieve the taste they want.” Optimal applications for sweeteners Stevia and monk fruit are well suited to many applications but beverage, dairy, tabletop and sports nutrition applications are seeing the majority of growth, Richmond notes. “Trends such as low- and mid-calorie, zero or reduced sugar, as well as the rapidly growing ketogenic and plant-based trends, are all popular reasons for increased use of sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit,” he says. From an NPD point of view, beverages are easiest to work with, says Artač. As sugar is mostly added to beverages only to sweeten them; it makes it easy to replace it with a non-sugar sweetener. Malsagov says that PureCircle’s stevia leaf ingredients can be used in a variety of food and beverage categories including carbonated soft drinks, flavored milk, yogurt, iced tea, juice, confectionery, sports drinks and tabletop sweeteners, to name a few. There is also significantly increasing potential in ice cream and baked goods, he notes. What’s next Artač believes that the industry will continue to see new and exciting sweeteners on the market, but sugar will forever remain the “gold standard.” “I think the idea for innovators is to imitate sugars’ functional properties as much as possible, while satisfying market needs, such as naturalness, affordability and low metabolic response,” he says. High-intensity sweeteners are seeing significant growth in the food and beverage industry. Key suppliers are making significant investments in understanding and developing different minor glycosides and mogrosides that deliver an improved taste profile over previous stevia and monk fruit products available. “Sweetener platforms that use these new solutions in proprietary blends and with other natural flavors will continue to deliver improvements and stretch the capabilities of plant-based high-intensity sweeteners across many different applications,” Richmond notes. “We anticipate food and beverage companies will continue to increase their use of stevia as their go-to, non-GMO, sweetening solution, as well as using stevia as a functional ingredient. This will provide consumers a great-tasting, plant-based ingredient they desire,” says Malsagov. Hurdles in formulation exist, despite sweeteners’ already wide use but the industry is expected to respond with more innovation. The market is ripe for sugar replacements and the potential for growth seems more significant than ever before. source: foodingredientsfirst.com
Netherlands-based Royal DSM has filed for the EU authorization of its feed additive, which reduces dairy cows’ methane emissions by 30 percent. The company states that just a quarter teaspoon of the additive per cow each day will significantly reduce the environmental impact of dairy products. A cow’s methane production accounts for over half its environmental footprint. The additive will be available in Europe once the EU authorization is granted – potentially in late 2020 or early 2021 – with registration in other regions to follow. A natural byproduct of cows’ digestion, animal-produced methane is released into the atmosphere mainly through burping and breathing. Similarly, to CO2, it is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. However, it is a more short-lived and potent gas than CO2, meaning that it is critical that methane emissions are reduced to lower the rate of global warming. The feed additive works by suppressing the enzyme that triggers methane production in a cow’s stomach and takes immediate effects. Once methane production is suppressed, the additive breaks down into compounds already naturally present in the cow’s stomach. The additive comes as part of DSM’s decade long Project Clean Cow, and is the most extensively studied and scientifically proven solution to the challenge of burped methane to date, the company says. Its efficacy in cutting cows’ methane emissions by approximately 30 percent has been confirmed in 26 peer-reviewed studies globally. “We’re excited to start registration in Europe,” says Mark van Nieuwland, Program Director at DSM. “This is an important milestone. Our science-based solution has the potential to be a real game-changer in the global effort to reduce the climate impact of the foods we know and love. Because of its global warming potency, mitigating methane emissions will be a powerful lever for the dairy sector to take action on the climate emergency.” Additionally, DSM has joined the Farming for Generations global alliance along with seven other agricultural sector players. The collaboration aims to allow dairy farmers to adopt more sustainable regenerative farming practices in order to safeguard the environment and the long-term economic viability of farms. Last year, researchers at Wageningen University & Research and Qlip demonstrated that cows’ methane emissions can be predicted using analyses of both milk fatty acids and infrared milk spectra. These methods could be useful in ensuring that society stays within the 1.5-2°C maximum temperature rise indicated in the Paris Climate Agreement, while we move to net-zero carbon emissions. source: foodingredientsfirst.com
In China, the ethylene raw materials are composed of naphtha, light-hydrocarbon and tail oil. Naphtha accounts for a large proportion with the share of 75%, followed by light-hydrocarbon and tail oil with the share of 14% and 3% respectively. With the rapid development of national economy, China's ethylene output has experienced a steady increase in general during these years. In 2018, the output reached 18.4 million tons, increasing by 1.05% from a year earlier. Although China's ethylene output has continued to grow in recently years, it still has a big gap to meet the market demand. According to the data from China Customs, China is still dependent on the ethylene imports in the past five years, and the ethylene imports are much greater than exports During these years, China's ethylene import volume has increased steadily. It has reached about 2.58 billion tons in 2018, increasing by 19.4% from 2017. From the perspective of ethylene import value, it also showed a rising path in general despite of some slight drops in 2015 and 2016. The import value was 3.3 billion dollars in 2018, increasing by 29.8% from a year earlier. China's ethylene downstream demand mainly came from polyethylene, which accounted for a large proportion with the share of 61%.