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May 2018

Following the retirement from full time work of Gordon Smith, the Board is pleased to confirm the promotion of Alan Carradice to the role of Managing Director.

Alan joined the company in January 2018, bringing with him extensive experience over many years in the industry. We are sure all staff and customers will wish him well in his new role.

Gordon will remain on the Board and will be available as a consultant going forward. He joined the company in 1996 and after some 22 years of service we wish him well for a long, happy and healthy retirement.


December 2017

WSB is seeking an independent well-recognised research body to conduct extensive analytical testing and evaluations and crucially expertise of a polymer specialist is required to substantiate the chemical identity and structure of a chemical.

Please download the following Document for more information.


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February 2017

We are pleased to announce that The White Sea & Baltic Co Ltd have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor to the non-food industry for PMC Ouvrie's range of defoamer formulations.

Ouvrie were established in 1889 and were acquired by PMC in 1999, they have since grown to become a major player in the worldwide defoamer market and currently export their products to more than 40 countries and 5 continents.

With a liquid and powder portfolio of more than 400 products, and a vast experience of formulating bespoke products for the ever increasing demands of a wide range of industries including; Pulp and Paper, Construction, Paints & Coatings, Oilfield and Waste Water Treatment, we are sure PMC Ouvrie respresent an excellent addition to White Sea & Baltic's increasing number of blue chip suppliers.


The 5th ICIS European Surfactants Conference

Dr Evri Lampadarios, Surfactants Business Manager, will be attending the 5th ICIS European Surfactants conference to be held in Berlin on 15th-16th September 2016 where he will be presenting a paper on ‘Brexit's effect on the surfactant supply chain: a distributor's perspective’. This is a unique opportunity to address industry concerns and share invaluable insights. Evri will be pleased to meet with you to discuss in more detail.



We are pleased to inform you that our Company will be exhibiting at H3i 2016 to be held at the NCC in Birmingham on 8th and 9th March.

This year we will be joined by our suppliers Wall Chemie and Galactic.

We look forward to seeing you there!


December 2015

We are delighted to announce that Mark Stringer joined us last week as Business Development Manager. 

He has a wealth of experience gained from Chemical manufacturing and distribution Companies.


SCS Formulate is just around the corner...

On the 17th and 18th November 2015 SCS Formulate will be taking place at the Ricoh arena in Coventry. SCS Formulate is the UK's largest event of it's kind and focuses on raw materials, ingredients and formulation services for personal care and cosmetic products.

We shall of course be there ready to answer any questions you may have about our range of personal care ingredients.

Our stand number is 528 – do come and say hello! 




Now distributing Lactic acid and derivatives from Galactic!

It is our pleasure to announce that The White Sea & Baltic Company are now distributing Galactic products for industrial applications.

Galactic are a Belgian company with manufacturing sites in Belgium and USA. They are revolutionizing the industrial sector with a range of sustainable and biodegradable bio-solvent alternative ingredients with different solvent powers, high flash points and slow evaporation rates. All their products are produced from natural ingredients (based on lactic acid and its derivatives) and are intended to replace part of the traditional petroleum-based solvents. The solutions are as effective as their traditional predecessors.This means, for example, you can help protect the environment by reducing VOC levels without having to compromise on performance.

The Galactic portfolio of products includes a wide range of functions including descaling, cleaning, pH regulation, degreasing and neutralisation.

Applications include:

·         bio-solvents for cleaning applications

·         removers of polymers and resins

·         additives for paints and inks

·         acidulants for leather and textile production

·         chelating agents for electroless plating

·         replacements for acetic, formic or citric acids


If you would like any further information, don’t hesitate to contact us today!




The 10th ICIS World Oleochemicals Conference

Jason Harden, WSB's Oleochemical Business Manager, will be attending the 10th ICIS World Oleochemicals Conference.

This will be taking place on the 22-23rd October 2015 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The event should provide a great insight into the future of the ever fluctating Oleochemical market.




New Distributor in Ireland

We are pleased to announce that Brockley Group Ltd have been appointed as the new distributor for The White Sea & Baltic Co Ltd in Ireland.

Brockley Group work with major manufacturers from around the world and supply both commodity and speciality chemicals predominantly to the Irish consumer Healthcare and Pharma markets.

They bring a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to the table and we are looking forward to working with them.


                                                                Tel.  +353 1 839 2016



In-Cosmetics 2015

This year, on the 14-16th April 2015, In-Cosmetics shall be taking place in Barcelona.

This is an event not to be missed! With hundreds of suppliers from the personal care ingredients industry, it is a great place to learn about new ingredients and innovations in the marketplace. It is also a brilliant place to meet with fellow suppliers, distributors and customers from around the world. A few of our principals shall have stands at the event, including:

-          Galaxy Surfactants Ltd, specialising in surfactants for home and personal care applications

-          Kumar Organic Products Ltd, with their vast range of novel & active ingredients for personal care & cosmetic formulations

-          Sasol Performance Chemicals GmbH, a key producer of surfactants (including anionic & non-ionic) in Europe

-          Textron Tecnica S.L, who can offer some interesting alternatives in the form of natural preservatives

-          YIFAN XINFU Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, the largest manufacturer of panthenol in the world


Some members of the WSB team shall also be in attendance – so do let us know if you will be there!

If you can’t make it, don’t worry - we will be more than happy to share our findings with you: whether it be regarding hair care, sun care, skin care, preservatives, naturals, synthetics, 'old' or 'new' ingredients….





New General Product Guide

We have a new General Product Guide! Updated to give a broad overview of the products available from White Sea & Baltic, we hope this will aide you in your search for the best quality chemicals at the best price.

Our products are divided into three categories to make your search easier:

1)      Surfactants

Did you know the word Surfactant is derived from ‘Surface Active Agent’? We supply many types: from non-ionics, anionics, and cationics  to amphoterics; we are here to help. WSB even have a variety of ‘green’ surfactants available.


2)      Oleochemicals

Oleochemicals are compounds derived from animal and vegetable fats & oils. ’Oleo’ stems from the latin ‘oleum’, meaning oil. Our range of oleochemicals includes fatty acids, fatty alcohols and fatty amines as well as esters, glycols and vegetable oils. Not to forget pine and terpene chemicals!


3)      Specialities

Specialities covers a wide variety of chemicals, from UV absorbers, biocides/preservatives, dyes & pigments to corrosion inhibitors and more… We even flake phenol!

WSB also have a large range of ingredients specifically for personal care – including emollients, emulsifiers, humectants and vitamins; as well as active ingredients for applications such as hair growth and anti-pigmentation.


Please feel free to download the General product guide from our homepage!


If you would like any more information, please give us a quick call or send us an email.




H3i Formulate – 10th & 11th March 2015 – NMM, Birmingham


H3i is the UK’s leading event for Household, Industrial and Institutional ingredients, formulations and commercial applications.


Over the 2 days, the leading ingredient suppliers and service providers are brought together under one roof. Alongside the exhibition, there will be technical seminars and supplier presentations as well as the BACS conference – it really is a great event for everyone involved in the industry.


This year, we shall be joined by one of our principals, surfactant manufacturer Wall Chemie, on stand 304.


                                                                         Hopefully see you there!




January 2015 - Oleochemicals in Malaysia

Jason Harden, our Oleochemicals Business Manager, is heading out to Malaysia next week to meet with suppliers. He will be discussing RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification and the future of sustainability, as many products find their origin from Palm oil. This includes fatty acids such as stearic, lauric, myristic, palmitic and oleic acid.

If you have any specific questions regarding Oleochemicals or sustainability that you would like answering, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!


               White Sea and Baltic would like to take the opportunity to wish all of our customers and suppliers
                                                           a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

                        Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

                    Please note that our offices will close at 5pm on the 23rd December 2014 and will reopen at 9am on January 2nd 2015.


SCS Formulate 2014

A great big ‘thank you!’ to everyone that came to the WSB stand at SCS Formulate last week. It was a pleasure to catch up with and to meet so many interesting people. It also proved to be an excellent opportunity to learn about all of the new and exciting products coming through in the personal care market.

There were some fascinating seminars as part of the Source programme, including ‘A New Era in Hair Loss Prevention’ by Dr Pritee Paliwal of Kumar Organic Products. This focused on a new water soluble hair growth stimulant called ‘Kopexil Aqua’. As the official UK distributor for Kumar Organic Products, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further info on this product/presentation!



Green Ingredients

Today there is an ever greater focus on the use of ‘green’ ingredients in personal care formulations.
This is why WSB have put together a portfolio of green ingredients for use in personal care products.

These include:

- Biodegradable, paraben free preservative systems

- Green ethoxylates (with properties such as emulsifying, foaming and solubilising), produced from renewable resources

- Biodegradable solvents such as ethyl lactate

- Fatty alcohols (emollients, emulsifiers, surfactants) that have Ecocert certification (i.e. 100% of natural origin)

- Thickeners and moisturisers produced by fermentation – for example Pullulan and Sodium Hyaluronate

- PEGs of various molecular weights made from renewable resources

- Propylene Glycol (humectant) derived from renewable bio sources.

If you would like more information, please contact us on!



WSB & Wall Chemie: Surfactants

We are pleased to announce that White Sea & Baltic are the new and exclusive distributor for Wall Chemie products in the UK!

Wall Chemie GmbH is a family owned company that was founded in 1984. Their expertise is in the manufacture of non-ionic, cationic and anionic surfactants. Wall Chemie surfactants are used in many applications, ranging from industrial through to personal care.  

If your application requires something more specialised, Wall Chemie may be able to help. Their versatility and flexibility means that they are also able to offer tailor made solutions, produced from both petrochemical and renewable raw material sources.

Contact us now for further information!



India Glycols: 'Green' Chemistry

India Glycols Limited (IGL) is a leading producer of 'green' chemicals. They have commercialised the production of ethylene oxide, its derivatives and glycols from renewable agricultural resources, namely molasses or sugar cane. Using state of the art integrated facilities and renewable agricultural resources, chemicals including glycols, ethoxylates, PEGs, performance chemicals, glycol ethers and potable alcohol are produced.


White Sea & Baltic are the sole authorised distributor for India Glycols in the UK - therefore if you are looking for greener ingredients for your formulations, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Keystone: Dyes and Pigments

Keystone Europe Ltd is a leading supplier of dyes and pigments to the global industrial colourant marketplace. Specialising in colourants for food, plastics and coatings as well as for detergents and cosmetics; these exciting products are now available through White Sea & Baltic.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or a copy of a Keystone product brochure.



SCS Formulate

Members of the WSB team will be exhibiting at this years’ SCS Formulate in Coventry, UK (11th-12th November 2014). SCS is the UK’s largest exhibition focusing on Personal Care and Cosmetic raw materials, ingredients and formulations.

We shall be on stand 622 showcasing our extensive Personal Care Ingredients portfolio. Two of our major principals ‘Kumar Organic Products’ and ‘Textron Preservatives’ shall also be there, giving presentations as part of the ‘Source’ programme. 

We hope to see you there!


White Sea and Baltic named Official Distrubutor for Kumar Organic Products

As of 1st June 2014, The White Sea and Baltic Co Ltd have been appointed as the official distributor for Kumar Organic Products in the UK and Ireland. Kumar Organic Products are a leading manufacturer of personal care products – with a focus on new and innovative hair care and skin care products. This partnership strengthens the broad range of personal care ingredients already available from The White Sea & Baltic.

Official Distribution Agreement letter can be viewed here.


New Personal Care Ingredients Brochure

You are now able to view an electronic version of the White Sea and Baltic Personal Care Ingredients brochure on our website.
Just click the ‘Download our latest Personal Care Brochur e.’ link on our homepage.
The brochure details our extensive range of products that are suitable for cosmetic formulations.
So if you require any of the following, you have come to the right place!
Surfactants, Fatty Alcohols, Speciality Ingredients, Preservatives, Sunscreens, Esters, Fatty acids, Vegetable oils.

These ingredients are produced by leading manufacturers including:
Sasol, Elementis Specialities, Kumar Organic Products Ltd, Xinfu Pharm, ADM, Textron… to name but a few!


April 2014

David Flood (our Fine chemicals Business Manager) and Binny Todd  (our Technical Manager) are making a 7 day trip to India at the end of April to visit a number of our key suppliers in the region - including Kumar Organics in Bangalore and Galaxy Surfactants in Mumbai. We wish them a successful trip.


H3i Exhibition (Household, Industrial & Institutional Ingredients)

We are pleased to announce that our company, alongside our long standing principal supplier Elementis Specialties (, will be exhibiting at H3i ( where we will present our full range of products for the Household and I&I markets.

The exhibition will be held at the NMM Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on the 11th-12th March 2014. We look forward to seeing you there.

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