Heterochem Expands Iron Oxide Portfolio

Following the acquisition of the Venator Iron Oxides business by Cathay Industries, Heterochem are delighted to announce that we are the official distributor for both ranges of Iron Oxides across the North and South of Ireland.
Following the acquisition, Cathay have rebranded as Oxerra. This new product range is a welcome addition to our pigment portfolio. We will continue to provide excellent customer service to our new and existing client base as we have for over 40 years.
Contact us now on +353 1 8393127 for further details and prices.

Supporting the Native Irish Honey Bee

As part of our Sustainability and Environmental initiatives in our community, we are delighted to be associated with and provide sponsorship to various environmental projects such as the Fingal North Dublin Beekeepers Association’s Queen Rearing Project for the Conservation of the Native Irish Black Honeybee, Apis Mellifera Mellifera.
This project aims to develop all areas North of the Liffey as a voluntary area of conservation. The Native Irish Black Honeybee is far less aggressive than those cross bred by invasive breeds. To date Howth Peninsula is now populated with the Native Irish Bee. Louth, Meath and South Dublin are also at various stages of achieving this conservation.
We are very happy to advise that the project has progressed wonderfully over the summer and some beautiful honey has been produced for both our customers and staff to enjoy.

Sugar Tax

With the introduction of the “Sugar Tax” here in Ireland many companies are now looking for alternative ingredients to give a natural sweetness to their beverages.  While the younger generation’s palate has changed through the years this had lead drink companies to develop beverages with exotic flavours, new textures and vibrant colours.  Now with the move away from sugar and artificial sweeteners we expect to see more unusual flavour profiles being introduced, some even reverting back to using spices such as Ginger, Turmeric, Chili and Cayenne to change up their formulas.

Many energy drinks companies have now moved away from high sugar content in their beverages which lead to “Sugar Crashing” symptoms and start replacing with BCAAs and other amino acids.  BCAAs are an obvious replacement as these are easily absorbed by the body and slowly burn off and reduce the “Crashing” effect.  These have also been added into isotonic drinks in replacement to sugar.

By changing the formulas to natural ingredients this helps to link into the advertisement of “Clean Labels” which we see more consumers opting for.  This trend has continued to evolve pushing for new products to have less artificial colours and sweeteners which many companies have tapped into.  Consumers also want reduced calorie beverages but with the same great taste.  Zero calorie Stevia sweeteners are a perfect substitute added into these products to keep the same great taste while helping the formulators address these demands and keep away from sugar.

At Heterochem we have been working hard to source alternatives to help with this change.   With over 35 years serving the Irish and UK markets we offer Just-in-Time delivery and offer sourcing services from our extensive network of global suppliers.   If you have any queries or would like us to source / quote for materials please send an email through the link below/on the website.  Alternatively if you would like to talk to someone regarding alternatives or sourcing any materials please call our office today on 01 8393127 where our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help.

Heterochem have a new zinc oxide partnership with zinsa

We are delighted to partner up with Zinsa one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of non-ferrous products.  These include Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulphate, Zinc Powder and Copper Sulphate.

Zinsa are holders of numerous accreditations and members of IZA (International Zinc Association)

Accreditations include:

ISO 9001:2000 – Since 2002             

ISO 14001:2014 – Since 2008

ISO 9001:2008 – Since 2010              

BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce)

Like Heterochem, Zinsa is a family run company which gives a personal touch to customer support by surpassing customer expectations while seeking to remain the leaders in the production of non-ferrous products.

Find out how Heterochem can help you today!

For purchasing managers within Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverages & Industrial sectors – Heterochem is the most expert, reliable and specialist supplier of raw materials in the Irish and UK markets. We have a team of experienced and qualified Chemists who understand the requirements of the market they serve and who genuinely care about delivering an excellent service consistently. Accredited with GDP (Good Distribution Practices) & ISO – attesting our commitment and alignment with best practice at all times.

We’re proud to support the vital conservation work of BirdWatch Ireland

BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. A registered charity, it’s aim is the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats.

Established in 1968, it has over 15,000 members and a growing network of 30 local branches. It manages nature reserves which protect threatened habitats and the wildlife that relies on them, works to conserve Ireland’s biodiversity, produces a range of media to raise wider awareness of nature conservation in Ireland, and carries out important education, survey and research work.

Established in 1982, Heterochem is a supplier of approved speciality chemicals to a wide spectrum of industries: Pharmaceutical & Veterinary, Construction, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, Detergents, Coatings & Adhesives, Rubber & Plastics and Water Treatment.
BirdWatch Ireland is the official Irish partner of BirdLife International, the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations, which strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity.

The key aims of BirdWatch Ireland are:

• To maintain and, where possible, improve the conservation status of all Irish bird species;
• To prevent the extinction of any Irish bird species in the wild;
• To conserve, and where appropriate, improve and enlarge sites and habitats important for birds;
• To help through birds to conserve biodiversity (other wildlife) and thereby improve the quality of people’s lives;
• To integrate nature conservation with sustainable development; and
• To educate and promote awareness of our birdlife and habitats.