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Gold Reef Chemicals Goes Green

One of the fundamental key values of GOLD REEF SPECIALITY CHEMICALS is the sustainability of the environment. We have proactively implemented numerous initiatives to minimize our environmental impact. We are committed to sustainable environmental management to ensure a better world for future generations.

It is this concern for the environment that has motivated us to research and develop a range of emulsions that are environmentally friendly. Our new range of products includes products that are APEO free. These APEO free products have been certified to international standards by an international laboratory based in Hong Kong.

So what is APEO free and why all the fuss?

Alkyl Phenol EthOxylates (APEO) are Nonyl Phenol compounds (NPEO). APEO are non-ionic surfactants with an emulsifying and dispersing action, which makes them suitable for very large variety of applications Alkyl Phenol EthOxylates and especially Nonyl Phenol EthOxylates are considered to be very toxic for aquatic life. In Europe, America and in most first world countries these emulsifiers/ surfactants are no longer allowed/wanted. Concerns currently focus on Alkyl Phenol EthOxylates (APEO) and in particular on Nonyl Phenol EthOxylates (NPEO), which are often contained in the formulations of detergents and many other auxiliaries (e.g. dispersing agents, emulsifiers, spinning lubricants).

Alkylphenol ethoxylates are themselves believed to be endocrine disruptors and to cause feminization of male fish. More importantly, however, they produce metabolites which are believed to be many times more potent as endocrine disruptors than the parent compounds.

 

SHOW YOUR COMMITMENT TO CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SWITCH TO OUR ENVIRONMENTALLY    FRIENDLY PRODUCTS.

 

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