PennWhite Offer In-House COD Testing

The recent expansion of PennWhite’s laboratory has enabled the business to create a Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) testing station on site.

COD tests are used to indicate the mass of oxygen consumed per litre (mg/L) of aqueous solution. Development Chemist Anthony Burgess explained further, “Essentially COD tests measure the amount of oxygen within a water based solution that is used during the breakdown of the active agent within that solution. This information can be very useful to customers who use a dilution of our product in their process or application.”

COD testing is available on request for the majority of the PennWhite product range, please contact our technical team for further details or to request a test.

 

 

PennWhite At H3i Today!

Stand 106 at H3i is open for business!

We have chocolates, we have brochures, we have freebies by the bag full! And we also have a wealth of industry experience and technical expertise on our stand. If you're visiting H3i at  Birmingham's National Motorcycle Museum stop by and ask us how PennWhite can help your business deliver world class solutions for your customers.

Mike, Mark and Ginter are here to inform, advise and inspire!

Register for free here.

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PennWhite At H3i Exhibition

Technical Sales Managers Mike Holland and Ginter Szoltysek, along with Technical Director Mark Humphries and Development Chemist Anthony Burgess, will be on PennWhite’s stand (#106) at March’s H3i Exhibition.

Held at the National Motorcycling Museum in Birmingham, H3i (10-11 March 2015) focuses on organisations that manufacture household, industrial and institutional cleaning products or their ingredients. Our team will be on hand to explain how PennWhite formulations can help in the production and performance of these vital products.

If you’re planning to attend the exhibition we'd love to welcome you to Stand 106 and demonstrate how PennWhite can help your business. Register for free here.

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PennWhite Launch Online Sample Service

Free of charge product samples can now be ordered via the “Products” page at www.pennwhite.co.uk. Customers can request 250ml samples of up to three products at one time and they will usually be dispatched in around 5 working days. Sending a request is simple, customers need only enter basic details directly on the Product page, there is no need to register or set up a password.

“Our objective is to make it easier for current and potential customers to obtain samples of PennWhite formulations for trial or examination,” explains Technical Director Mark Humphries, “Over 150 of our key products are listed on the website so most customers will be able to use the new service, but, if you need a sample of a product not featured on the website, or a larger sample of one that is, our sales team can arrange that over the phone, fax or email.”

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PennWhite's New Storage & Dispatch Facility Is Open.

After a month of hard work by a team of contractors and our own personnel, the new PennWhite Warehouse & Dispatch Facility opened for business on 2nd February. Over 800 additional pallet spaces, automated filling equipment and additional decanting stations will help the business to serve its growing customer base over the coming years.

Since moving to the Midpoint 18 Business Park less than five years ago, the business has doubled in size, both in terms of turnover and square meters. Managing Director John Whitehead believes that "Our growth has been built on the faith and trust shown in PennWhite by our customers. Our investment in this new facility represents our commitment to maintaining and continually improving our service levels in response to their needs and expectations."

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PennWhite Racks Up Storage

Racking for our finished goods is going up in our new storage and dispatch facility and over 800 pallet spaces will be avaialble once installation is complete. Managing Director John Whitehead explained the main reason for increasing PennWhite's storage capacity, "Our business is built on service, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the solution to  our customers need's exactly when they need it. This new facility means that we can carry more key products in stock and get them to the customer faster than ever before."

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PennWhite And The Big Crane

With a little help from a 40 tonne crane our new 35,000 ltre water tank is now in position in our new storage and dispatch facility in Middlewich. After being commisioned it will provide a more effiecient on-demand water supply to our adjacent production unit.

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PennWhite Take Delivery

Our soon to open new finished goods storage and dispatch facility recieved its first deliveries earlier this week. Getting the first, a 6m tall 35,000 litre water tank, off the lorry took a little coordinated fork lift trucking but it's now sitting on the floor and will be raised into position in the next few days. Our new racking was a little easier tooffload and will give us an additional 815 pallet spaces for finished goods once assembled.

Other new equipment, including an automated multipoint filler for our food-grade products, will be arriving soon and we expect to open the new facility for business by the end of the month.

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PennWhite's New Storage & Dispatch Facility

In January 2015 PennWhite will take possession of its adjacent business unit on the Midpoint 18 Business Park in Middlewich. This will double our current floor space to over 4,000 sqm, allowing us to increase finished goods storage capacity and bring our despatch team back under the same roof as their production and administration colleagues.

“Improved process efficiency and customer service are the motivation”, according to Warehouse Manager Phil Hallam. “The extra space will allow for the installation of new automated plant and a higher level of ex-stock availability. Communication will also be better as we will all be in the same building again”

Our current “satellite” finished goods warehouse (a smaller unit on the same business park), will be closed as soon as the new facility is up and running, which we expect to be by early February 2015.

PennWhite Audited By Halal Food Authority

The London based Halal Food Authority (HFA) visited PennWhite a few days ago to conduct an audit of our processes and facilities, the first stage in our application for halal certification of our food-grade products.

As well as reviewing our documented working practices, the HFA inspected our dedicated food-grade manufacturing area and storage facilities before visiting our Quality Control Station and laboratory. At the end of their audit they expressed approval of our food-grade processes, our plant and our segregation measures. They then invited us to proceed to the next stage of our application and submit our product specifications for halal certification.

We are now collecting and collating the required supporting documents for each of our food-grade foam control agents, lubricants and release agents. We expect to submit these early next year and hope to receive HFA certification soon after.