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Hand Wash and Hand Sanitise Are you still doing it correctly?

If you haven’t heard enough of how to wash and sanitise your hands correctly, you are a minority.
But surprisingly as time goes on we get tired of the extended cleaning of our hands.
It is actually best practice across all industry to correctly wash and sanitise your hands to ensure staff and customers are kept safe, this is not a new concept. Here at Castle we have always had the availability of hand washing/sanitising guides for use in businesses.
Covid has brought to light the amazing defence that hand wash has, it’s ability to break down a virus.
Hand hygiene is therefore the most
important measure to avoid the
transmission of harmful germs
and prevent health care-associated
infections – World Health Organisation 2020
‘Water alone may rinse off dirt, but viruses and bacteria are so small they often need chemical and mechanical intervention to get their sticky nanoparticles out of the crevices that make up our unique fingerprints. That’s why soap is so important. It’s made for this job. Give soap 30 seconds, at least, of thorough scrubbing and the pin-shaped molecules will penetrate the types of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, that protect themselves with an oily lipid membrane. Like a nail popping a tire, the water-repelling end of the soap molecule, a hydrophobic tail that can bond with oil and fats, stabs COVID-19 and leaves the virus a deflated and broken sack of RNA cells.’

A new study by Michigan State University researchers found that only 5 percent of people who used the bathroom washed their hands long enough to kill the germs that can cause infections.
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Fruit that looks good, sells first

At Castle Chemicals we service a number of fruit growers with waxes and coatings in the processing of their produce.
Below is a informative blog post from Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) about the wax process and why and how it is used.
If you would like to discuss our range for use in your produce production please contact us and we can help with the best solution to get your stock selling first.
Contact for an obligation-free quote, or to book an appointment.

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10 ways to reduce your environmental impact at work (and save money!)

You’ve switched to LED lightbulbs at home. You’ve got the highest Energy Star Rating on your fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, TV, curling iron and smoothie-maker. You chose the low-VOC paint when renovating, even though you only had a vague conviction that it was bad for the environment based on a quick Google search, but given the choice, you decided it was worthwhile, because you care about the environment. Continue reading 10 ways to reduce your environmental impact at work (and save money!)

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What is GHS, and what do you need to know?

GHS stands for Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This internationally-established system (a United Nations initiative) is meant to facilitate ready identification and grouping of chemicals by the hazards they may pose. It also attempts to harmonise chemical information globally. Continue reading What is GHS, and what do you need to know?