Staying Safe at Home

Staying Safe at Home

We may use them every day and think nothing of it, but potentially dangerous chemicals around our house need to be handled and stored safely to avoid any accidents. But what are these chemicals? Let's have a wonder around the house and see what we find! Kitchen The kitchen is a haven for chemical products, from … [Read more...]

What is Distilled Water?

What is Distilled Water?

Distilled water is water that has been treated to remove most of its impurities. The treatment involves boiling the water and allowing it to condense in a clean container, leaving impurities behind. This is known as distillation. History Historians know distilled water has been around since at least 200AD, as described by … [Read more...]

Video: Deionised Water

Video: Deionised Water

Deionised water (or deionized water) is one of the most common raw ingredients in chemical applications. We made a video to explain how we manufacture deionised water and give a clearer insight into the processes it goes through in our ReAgent factory in Cheshire. In the following video I speak about how my company, … [Read more...]

The Chemistry of “Fake” Bubbles

The Chemistry of “Fake” Bubbles

A few weeks ago we looked at how natural carbon dioxide bubbles are formed in Champagne. If you remember, this was the result of incomplete fermentation while the wine was in the cask, which was only finished in the bottle. This may be nature's way to create bubbles, but there's another way; The fizzy drinks' way! Soft … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know about Propylene Glycol

Everything You Need to Know about Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol has been a vital (and "silent") ingredient in the synthesis of plastics and many other industrial processes for years, but it was recently brought to the public's attention after its use in electronic cigarettes was questioned for safety reasons. This compound is no stranger to our food and cosmetic … [Read more...]