PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - October

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for October

Apparently, if you play Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon alongside this movie, there is a strange synchronisity between the music and pictures. It's unclear why someone thought to do that in the first place... It's musical centerpiece, "Over the Rainbow" was almost cut from the movie and the young child star went on to become a cultural icon and the subject of an Oscar winning biopic in 2019. 

So of course, the classic movie is... The Wizard of Oz.

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PennWhite Receive WRAS Re-Approval

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has re-approved Greasil 4000 for use with potable water systems carrying water up to 85C in temperature. According to WRAS our product "is suitable for contact with wholesome water for domestic purposes having met the requirements of BS6920-1:2000 and/or 2014". This standard addresses The Suitability Of Non-Metallic Products For Use In Contact With Water Intended For Human Consumption With Regard To Their Effect On The Quality Of Water

Greasil 4000 is a non-melting silicone grease lubricant which can be used to lubricate plastic and polythene water pipes. Our WRAS approval  number  for the product is 2009520 and is valid until September 2025.

Greasil 4000 Technical Data Sheet

 

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PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - September

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for September.

Filmed in Rome's Cinecitta studios, one of this movies' writers was on Republican Senator Joe McCarthy's Hollywood Blacklist and was only given a credit when the film was released on DVD in 2003. In an early and rare example of Hollywood equality, the films' leading man, after seeing his unknown female co-star's performance, insited that she be given equal billing. 

So of course, the classic movie is... Roman Holiday.

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PennWhite; Covid-19 Update (18th August)

It's twenty-one weeks since the UK government put the country into lockdown to help fight the Coronavirus. Throughout the lockdown and its easing, PennWhite has supplied vital products to our customers thanks to our laboratory, production and logistics teams working on site and our office/sales team, who have been working from home.

Following consultation and preparation, our office staff will start to return to our Middlewich site in early September. This will of course be done in line with social distancing practices, enhanced hygiene procedures and new Covid-safe working practices. In the early stages of their return, the direct-dial contact numbers displayed on our home page will remain in use, so please continue to use them when you need to call us.  

PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - August

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for August.

This 10 times Oscar nominated epic tells the story of British Army officer Thomas Edward Lawrence and his experiences in the Ottoman Empire during the first world war. David Lean won the best picture and best director at the 35th Oscars and Peter O'Toole played the title role. Alec Guiness and Anthony Quinn both played Arab princes... different times. 

So of course, the classic movie is... Lawrence of Arabia.

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PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - July

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for July

Just two notes, E and F (that's Der-Dum to the non-musicians), created the iconic soundtrack for this movie about a killer Carcharodon Carcharias (that's Great White Shark to the non-marine biologists). The mechanical shark used for close-ups was called Bruce by director Steven Spielberg who thought the delays and cost overuns on the shoot would sink his career.

So of course, the classic movie is... Jaws.

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PennWhite Halal Certificate 2020-21

Following an intensive remote audit of our operations and products, the London based Halal Food Authority (HFA) has recertified 28 of our FoamDoctor food-grade foam control agents, and our production facility, as halal. A copy of our new 2020-21 certificate, which includes details of the approved products, can be seen here.

We will be submitting more FoamDoctor products to the HFA for their approval over the next few months and hope to eventually offer a range of halal certified products similar in scope to our kosher range which currently stands at 92 products.  

 

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PennWhite Certified Kosher For 19th Year.

Following a remote audit of our procedures, raw materials and practices, the Manchester Beth Din have certified 91 of our FoamDoctor food-grade foam control agents kosher and parev.

Obviously this year's audit under lockdown was a little different than usual and took place remotely on 20th May. This morning we received our new 12-month certifcate, backdated to 15th May 2020, representing the 19th year that our practices and products have been approved by the Manchester Beth Din. Hopefully, next year's audit will be a little more "normal".

Kosher Certificate 2020-21

PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - June

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for July.

Just two notes, E and F (that's Der-Dum, to the non-musical types), created the classic musical score for this movie about a killer Carcharodon Carcharias (that's Great White Shark to the non-marine biologist types). The mechanical shark broke down constantly and was called "Bruce" by director Steven Spielberg who thought the delays and overspend would sink his career. He's done okay though.

So of course, the classic movie is... Jaws.

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PennWhite; Covid-19 Update (18th May)

An update from our Technical Director:

Eight weeks into the UK pandemic lockdown and PennWhite continues to operate as close to normal as possible. Orders are being processed, products are being manufactured and finished goods are being shipped to customers across the globe.

Our office staff are still working from home and have been pleasantly surprised by the robustness of the IT and telecoms systems we put in place in preparation for a potential lockdown back in early March. Laboritory, production and warehouse staff continue to work a socialy distancing shift pattern and observe responsible Covid-19 working practices, as they have done throughout "phase 1" of lockdown.

Over the last two months we have played our part in helping customers in key industries ensure they are able to provide vital services and products and are commited to doing so for as long as this crisis continues. Over the last few weeks we have started to see an increase in orders from other sectors and look forward to providing these customers with the products and technical support they need as they emerge from lockdown.

In April we underwent a remote ISO 9001 audit (we passed) and expect to be audited remotely by our halal and kosher certifcation bodies during the next few weeks. Both the kosher and halal audits have been delayed by the lock down and we appreciate our customers patience whilst our FoamDoctor products are awaiting recertifcation.

Dr. Mark Humphries

18th May 2020