“COVID-19 makes us feel more concerned than usual about staying strong and healthy”, says Devan CEO Sven Ghyselinck. “Scientists discovered SARS-CoV-2 in late 2019, but most of our immune systems had never heard of the virus. While we wait for a vaccine, we need to rely on our bodies to fight off the virus and build up our line of defence. A balanced immune system is crucial and depends on how healthy we are, both mentally and physically.”
“Vitamin C has roles in several aspects of immunity, including the growth and function of immune cells and antibody production”, says Adrian Gombart, professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the OSU College of Science and a principal investigator at the Linus Pauling Institute.
According to Business Unit Manager Marleen van der Auwera, there’s more: “Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. Vitamin E is an antioxidant as well, and may help protect your cells from damage. We also included ginger in the blend because it’s known for its anti-inflammatory properties.”
“We have also learned from the lockdown that consumers increasingly invest in Health & Wellness- related textile products”, Ghyselinck adds. “Brands who are into smart digital marketing, have shown that these products can generate successful and profitable business”.
New in the Hohenstein portfolio protective clothing and gloves against chemicals and infectious agents
DKSH Nordic Wins Seventh Consecutive Synthomer Gold Award and EMEA Distributor of the Year Award for 2022
Helping companies and agencies push the boundaries of space exploration and ‘in-space’ production is driving a major new opportunity for Goodfellow Cambridge. The specialist supplier of materials and metals has seen interest in its range grow over 300% in the last three years, driven by a need for lighter and smaller components for use in satellites, robotic arms, telescopes, and the Cassini-Huygens probe that was used to study the planet Saturn and its environment. Read More
One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of specialist materials and metals has given the scientific industry a major boost this week, with the launch of its new Rare Earth Oxides (REOs) range. Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd, which employs over 100 people at its Huntingdon factory, is making its debut in the chemical space with a collection of chemical compounds produced by reacting rare earth metals with oxygen. Read More
BÖNNIGHEIM (aba) Since April 2023, the testing service provider Hohenstein has been testing and certifying in two new areas in the field of protective clothing: protective suits and gloves against chemicals and infectious agents. These are covered by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and are therefore personal protective equipment (PPE). They protect people who do valuable and sometimes dangerous work for our society. Read More
DKSH reconfirms its sustainability ambition with a new strategy that embeds sustainability in its corporate strategy. In the Sustainability Report 2022, DKSH aligns climate-related disclosures to the recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Read More
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Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, is set to showcase its range of eco-conscious denimwear solutions at the upcoming Bangladesh Denim Expo. Brands and textile mills visiting the international fair in Dhaka from May 16 to 17 will be able to explore the company’s full suite of denim solutions, including an innovative new black coloration system. Read More