Albright & Wilson

Albright and Wilson

Albright and Wilson was founded by Arthur Albright and John Wilson as a manufacturer of Potassium Chlorate and White Phosphorus for the match industry. In 1892 Albright and Wilson became a private limited company, Albright and Wilson Ltd, and it remained a double family-owned firm for nearly 100 years, until 5 March 1948 when it became a public company. Albright and Wilson expanded considerably into silicones, detergents, food additives, metal finishing chemicals, strontium based chemicals and Chromium based chemicals. It was the second largest chemical manufacturer ….

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Zimbabwe – Water treatment chemicals

Cayley Chemicals is a major supplier of Poly Aluminium Chloride (PAC) and Aluminium Sulphate and regularly supplies to Zimbabwe, keeping their water clean and disease minimised. Poly Aluminium Chloride (PAC) is increasingly used for water treatment as opposed to the conventional use of Aluminium Sulphate (Alum). Polyaluminium chlorides are synthetic polymers dissolved in water. They react to form ….

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Nigeria – Disinfectants

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With a population approaching 200 million and mostly bad sanitary conditions there is a huge market for disinfectants in Nigeria. Cayley Chemicals is a major supplier of disinfectant raw materials: Cresylic Acid, Cresylic Creosote 40/45, Castor Oil, DCMX, ChlorHexidine Gluconate (CHG), Casein, Borax, Pine oil & Castor Oil Soap….

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South Africa

South Africa is a huge market for chemicals – the largest on the continent of Africa for most chemical raw materials. South Africa is more sophisticated than the rest of Africa. Many international manufactures are there including Unilever, Colgate, Diversey, and J&J. Also SA has some major home grown companies eg Modi, Sappi, NCP, AECI, SAB etc. These….

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Detergent Raw Materials in Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, the term ‘detergent’ can loosely be applied to:-

  • Detergent Powders
  • Washing up liquids
More sophisticated liquids such as shampoos & bubble baths are not generally made in Africa but are imported from Europe for the ex-pat market. Toothpastes (contain SLS) are made in Africa but the market is dominated by Colgate and they purchase raw materials through their EU/USA offices. In Africa very basic formulations are the norm. This is primarily due to….

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