Birchwood Chemicals Ltd
We source the finest ingredients from around the world for your industry.
Our range of products includes: natural ingredients such as plant extracts, vegetable oils, essential oils and fruit extracts, UV absorbers and many other specialty cosmetic products, biocides such as dichlorophen, and pharmaceuticals such as chlorhexidene salts and dequalinium.
On behalf of Esperis in Italy we can offer a comprehensive range of natural ingredients, together with some high purity specialty chemicals we have sourced specifically for personal care use.
The range of products is extremely wide and deals with various raw materials necessary for the formulation of most kinds of toiletries and cosmetics products.
All products backed by full technical support together with formulation expertise.
See below for more information.
Propolis is a resin that is gathered and, in part, metabolised by bees for lining their beehives. Its use in medicine has been known for several years, as both a disinfectant and as an antibacterial.
Propolis' melting point is 30-35°c. It is brown in colour and has a vanilla type odour. It is a complex mixture of chemical compounds, 20 of which have been separated and identified. Most of these compounds are flavanoids.
Propolis extracts can be used in cosmetic products for treating impure skins. Can also be used in deodorants, emulsions and after-shave lotions, and in hygiene products for the scalp, and in toothpastes etc.
We source from around the world the best quality essential oils, and especially offer from Esperis the finest oils produced in various regions of Italy. Organic versions of some of these are available on request. Some examples of our essential oils include:
- Angelica roots
- Pine Sylvetre
- Birch rectified
Please visit our website for the full list.
For over 80 years Esperis have been compounding these materials, initially for personal care products but now also for many other applications.
Most products are supplied from stock but a custom manufacturing service is available to meet any customer requirement.
They are particularly active in the formulation of natural products particularly for cosmetic and food use.
Hormo Fruits are liquid extracts with their own characteristic odour and colour extracted and concentrated by a process which preserves all the inherent natural properties of the raw material. Thus they preserve, and contain a relatively high proportion of, humectant vitamins, pectins, fruit and vegetable acids, amino acids and many other active materials usually destroyed in juice manufacturing processes.
The liposomes are microscopic cells, with their exteriors consisting of a phospholipid membrane. The external part of the membrane is hydrophilic in nature whilst the interior is hydrophobic, thus allowing the introduction of active cosmetic ingredients into the cell. The similarity between the structure of the components of skin and the phospholipid membrane allows penetration of the liposome and hence better utilisation of the active ingredient.
We currently offer: Liposomes Vitamin - A, C & E, and mixtures of these, based on soya phospholipids. They can be used, as such on the skin by massage until completely absorbed or dispersed in an aqueous gel.
These products are blends of plant extracts and are specially formulated to treat specific skin conditions, and as such are particularly suitable for inclusion in any cosmetic or toiletry product since they are available in both hydro and liposoluble forms.
12 products are currently available whilst others are available on request.
High quality refined grades that are available from stock in 5 litre to 1000 litre containers, fully certificated. Detailed properties available on request.
Organic versions of several of these vegetable oils are available on request.
Please visit our website for our list of available products.
We can offer a specific range of active compounds, intermediates and fillers suitable for both veterinary and pharmaceutical use. Examples include:
|DEQUALINIUM CHLORIDE||BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE|
|FLAVOURS||TEA TREE OIL|
|ESSENTIAL OILS||VEGETABLE OILS|
|LANOLIN DERIVATIVES||CHLORHEXIDENE SALTS|
From our substantial UK stock we can offer biocides such as Dichlorophen (all grades) and Bronopol, in addition to a range of fine and industrial chemicals.
|DICHLOROPHEN TECH. SOLID||DICHLOROPHEN SOLUTIONS|
|BENZOPHENONE DERIVATIVES||SOLVENT YELLOW DYE|
|LAURYL MAGNESIUM SULPHATE||CALCIUM SULPHATE USP|
|GLYCERINE MONOSTEARATE||STEARYL ALCOHOL|
|PROPYL GALLATE||OCTYL GALLATE|