New Company TOTAL Chemicals Has Evolved From A Marriage Of Industry Experience And Knowledge Supported By The Latest Technology

On October 1 2008 the doors of TOTAL Chemicals opened with the simultaneous release of their huge, purpose built range of special solvents, chemicals & lubricants and technically advanced web site.

An industry first feature on their web site allows customers to make an appointment online for an obligation free telephone consultation with a specific TOTAL consultant skilled in a particular product type.

To meet this requirement the unique GObookings AppointmentDiary V8 ALF (auto-lead-filter) system was chosen and deployed. This solution allows the online customer to firstly select a product range and day; available times are then displayed reflecting the availability of the consultant(s) for that product. Customer appointments are then made for a preferred time in an easy, seamless and user-friendly way. The outcome; the customer is able to book the ‘right consultant’ to telephone them at a time and day which suits them, with an instant email confirmation.

Simultaneously the auto-lead-filtering process initiates an instant SMS text message and email to that particular consultant. The TOTAL Chemicals Sales Manager also receives an email confirmation for each appointment made and has the capability to view and report on the activity of the various consultants across any number of locations.

TOTAL Chemicals range of products include alcohols, chemical manufacturing, toll blending, flexographic solvents, hydrocarbons, oils, greases, lubricants, thinners, paint strippers, safety solvents, solvents, specialty chemicals and raw materials.

Whilst TOTAL Chemicals is a new entity, the fact is that the research & development, strategic customer interviews, market surveys & pre-planning has been underway for some years.

Tennyson Byrnes Co-Founder of TOTAL Chemicals commented – “what became evident throughout our comprehensive research was that absolutely all of the market segments interviewed were hungry for better service & improved product availability, which, in a perfect world, would ideally also be backed by a company offering total commitment.”

Byrnes added “TOTAL Chemicals was founded on this premise – specifically to offer customers an un-paralleled level of service & technical know how for their dynamic range of solvents, specialty chemicals, along with their unique nation wide custom blending and formulating services.”

Byrnes believes with over 80 years of experience in chemical sales, handling & confidential “ private label “ blending coupled with the experience & accreditation in all facets of their business base this will ensure that even the highest of safety regimes are conformed to. For further information relating to this article see – www.totalchemicals.com.au

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Slingsby announce that their Environmental Management System has been formally accredited in meeting the requirements of the International Standard ISO 14001:2004

Slingsby, market leaders in the distance selling of industrial and commercial equipment, has announced that their Environmental Management System has been formally accredited in meeting the requirements of the International Standard ISO 14001:2004.

Slingsby has worked hard to develop and implement systems to reduce emissions affecting climate change, and to segregate different wastes to maximise recycling and minimise landfill. Slingsby has also ensured that they have ongoing compliance with new and existing environmental legislation such as the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Directive and also the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directivethrough membership of compliance schemes in the UK and Ireland.

The purpose of the International Standard ISO 14001 2004 is to enable an organization of any size or type to:

– identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services
– improve its environmental performance continually
– implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, to achieving these and to demonstrating that they have been achieved.

According to the International Organization for Standardisation, “The ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004″

Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director said, “We are delighted we have achieved the ISO 14001 standard. We are extremely aware of our environmental responsibilities and have implemented a strategy to reduce our impact on the environment while continuing to improve the service to our customers”.

Slingsby recognises the effect it has on the environment due to business practices and is committed to reducing the extent of its impact through the Environmental Management System, adherence to new and current environmental legislation, and the application of best practice.

About Slingsby PLC
Formed in 1893, Slingsby, are leading suppliers of
industrial supplies and commercial safety equipment with a range of 35,000 products to assist companies meet health and safety guidelines. The company continually strives to improve its manufacturing pedigree through investment in new technology, quality and increased product ranges.

Slingsby can also provide bespoke solutions tailored to meet client needs should they be unable to locate what they require amongst the 35,000 standard products on offer, (which includes major sections on Access Equipment, Environmental & Waste Management, Flooring and Matting, Signs and Labels, and Safety and Security supplies).

With 115 years experience of solving workplace problems, Slingsby is able to provide advice or guidance to cover most business needs, and can manufacture or source solutions when required to meet special orders.

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Biomatdev – website for biobased and biodegradable materials

Biomatdev is a B2B website in both french and english entirely dedicated to the industry of biobased and bio-degradables: polymers and raw materials, additives, semi-finished products, intermediates, processing,equipments, research, distribution and services.

Until now, there was no B2B tool for all these “new” products such as natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers, bioplastics, green surfactants and green additives, biolubricants, biosolvents …

But a lot of industry players have already invested highly in the development and marketing of these bio-products and want to highlight their innovations. With Biomatdev, raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and converters, machinery and mould makers, distributors have a place which exactly aims them to promote their activities and get in touch with suppliers and customers.

It’s truly a business platform, focused on five large areas of applications: Plastics and composites – Paints, inks and coatings – Industrials products & intermediates – Roads, buildings and gardening – Research, machinery, tooling & services.

Free access for all visitors, Biomatdev is an entirely automatized website which allows users to list themselves their company and products and to advertise. Biomatdev gives to companies a large range of possibilities: listing in the manufacturers and products directory, advertisement – sell and buy offers – training and job classifieds. At last, everyone can find on Biomatdev market news and current regulations, a list of specialized links and a calendar of related events.

About Biomatdev owner: Biomatdev is a private and independent initiative launched by two French specialists in selling advertising space for B2B media. Their goal is to create a practical business tool for all parties involved in the increasing industry of biobased and bio-degradable materials and products.

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The new T-LSR series of computer controlled motorized linear stages extend the range of Zaber’s extensive line of stepper motor based motion control devices

Zaber Technologies has recently announced the launch of its T-LSR series of computer controlled motorized linear stages. These stages extend the range of Zaber’s line of precision motion control products offering travel up to 300mm with resolution down to 0.25 um. Zaber’s fastest and strongest stages, the T-LSR series can handle loads up to 20kg at speeds up to 20mm/s.

Multiple T-LSR stages may be mounted in x-y or x-y-z configurations without any additional hardware. They are also compatible with Zaber’s T-LS series of precision motorized ball bearing stages which offer higher resolution over shorter travel.

Integrated motors and controllers allow T-LSR stages to be daisy chained with all other T-series products and controlled from a single USB or RS232 serial port. Demo control software for a variety of programming environments is available for free download from the Zaber website.

A knob at the end of each T-LSR units permits smooth manual control. For manual operation, the stage need not be connected to a computer. However, if connected to a computer, stage position can be tracked and displayed during a manual move. T-LSR stages may also be controlled by Zaber’s T-JOY series of programmable 3 axis joysticks.

For more information on the T-LSR and compatible products please visit the links below:

T-LSR Motorized Linear Stages


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