Timber frame buildings, cladding and toxicity – the industry is running out of time to influence change

In the last three months alone, we have seen five UK fires in commercial and residential timber framed buildings. Fires which have put multiple lives and property at risk. The Worcester Park fire in September saw a four-story block of flats destroyed and families lose their homes and belongings. Despite the widely reported tragedy at Grenfell Tower in 2017 and the progress made from the Independent Review of Building Regulations

Elkem Silicones renews pan-European distribution agreement with Brenntag

Elkem Silicones announces today its pan-European agreement with Brenntag on the distribution of its comprehensive range of silicones products has been extended for a further five years. The distribution agreement exists since 2014 and includes the sales and marketing of Elkem’s Core and Specialty Fluids for various industries such as Cosmetics, Rubber and Polymers, and Coatings and Constructions. Frédéric Jacquin, Senior Vice President Elkem Silicones, comments: “We are pleased to