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If you are familiar with the natural cosmetics sector, extracts obtained by supercritical CO2 are probably not completely unfamiliar to you. It can be said that these extracts occupy a very important place among the natural active ingredients as they are more concentrated in active substances and more compatible with the skin.

In construction, it is very important to have suitable coatings that provide longevity to the products and a good aesthetic finish, among other properties.  In this post, we are going to focus on epoxy systems from Spolchemie, our supplier for the construction-specific coatings sector. This chemical manufacturer is based in the Czech Republic and is backed by more than 60 years of experience in manufacturing epoxy products. 

Finding the right thickening or gelling agent is one of the most important steps when formulating a food product. And no doubt: these agents are present in almost all the processed products found in our supermarkets, so the food industry would be lost without them. Their purpose is to give food products a pleasant texture, which is fundamental to their popularity among consumers. Carrageenan, one of the most common gelling agents, is a stabiliser that Grup Barcelonesa manufactures under its own brand: Carratext.

Some time has passed since companies stopped being simple economic agents with the sole aim of bringing in profits. Like the part of society that they are, they also have to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner to contribute to the well-being of their clients, employees, stakeholders and, in general, society and the planet as a whole. And all while keeping in mind respect for the environment and corporate social responsibility.

Since 2005, every 20 December we celebrate International Human Solidarity Day. The first celebration of this day came with the adoption of the SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals - to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and guarantee dignity for all. A day to commemorate solidarity as a fundamental and universal human value. In the midst of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we've seen a lot of initiatives appear.

Most processed products on the market incorporate a thickening ingredient that gives them consistency and good texture. Wheat flour, potato starch and cornstarch are some of the most widely used. But in recent years another ingredient, almost unknown in Spain until very recently, has been gaining in popularity: tapioca starch. The reason? Its high capacity to give volume and consistency without altering the organoleptic properties of the food.

Agriculture is one of the oldest productive sectors in the world. For centuries, humans have cultivated the land using little more than their hands. But it has gradually been modernised. Nowadays work in the fields has little to do with that experienced by our grandparents, fortunately for the whole sector. Although some people still have prejudices about the use of technology in agriculture, the truth is that thanks to its implementation, the efficiency of agricultural tasks has increased enormously.


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