2M Shortlisted for Northern Power Women Awards

The 2M Group of Companies are pleased to share that they have been shortlisted for various awards as part of this year’s Northern Power Women Awards.

2M has been shortlisted as part of the ‘Medium Organisation’ category, andLiran Maller (Group Director of Human Resources and Public Relations) has been shortlisted for ‘Transformational Leader’.

A further ‘congratulations’ to Fax Jones (Technical Director – Surfachem) who has been recognised by Northern Power Women Awards Power List 2022. The ‘Power List’ recognises “the trailblazers who challenge the norm and ensure that everyone they work with recognises the benefit of having a genderbalanced workplace.”

About Norther Power Women Awards

 Northern Power Women is a community of over 70,000 individuals that uses their power for good. Dedicated to accelerating gender equality and social mobility from the North of England, their awards is a celebration of businesses that do good and promote workplace diversity and prosperity for the future.

Banner Chemicals Expands Celanese Distribution Partnership

Banner Chemicals, a 2M Group Company, are pleased to announce it has expanded its
longstanding distribution partnership with Celanese. Banner Chemicals and Celanese have
worked together in the UK for over 30 years.

“The recent advancements in our distribution partnership highlight the strengthening of this
long-standing relationship. We look forward to growing together and distributing our extensive
ingredient portfolios across the world.” …Graham Cauchois, Business Unit Director – Banner

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2M Supports Local Primary Schools in Latest STEM Project

In 2020, the 2M Group of Companies added Sustainability to its values.

Since then, we’ve aligned our STEM efforts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. One of our core focus areas within this UN framework includes providing quality education (Goal 4), whilst promoting gender equality (Goal 5) as we strive to educate everyone, no matter what gender, about the Chemical industry.

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2M Delivers Chemistry-Based Solutions for a Better World – Top 100 Global Chemical Distributor

The 2M Group of Companies have been ranked within the top 100 Global Chemical Distributors, compiled by the Independent Commodity Intelligence Services’ (ICIS) for the 12th consecutive year. The Group has ranked 56th in Europe, reflecting its increasing pan-European reach.

The annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors list (in association with the FECC) features the world’s leading chemical distributors, ranked by global and regional sales.

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Keeping our culture during a global pandemic

How the 2M Group of Companies embraced change to keep its team engaged

*This article was originally published in Elements Magazine (Spring 2021)

With a portfolio of Material & Life Science companies, the 2M Group of Companiies, which includes Banner Chemicals and Surfachem, is committed to delivering chemistry-based solutions for a healthier life today and a better world tomorrow.

This ethos has never resonated with us more than last year. Up against a pandemic forcing drastic changes to the way we work; we faced the challenges by successfully adapting our business & culture.

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Science Explained – Surfactants

Why are certain ingredients used over others? How can we enhance our formulations? Our ‘Science Explained’ series aims to explain the science behind commonly used ingredients, highlighting their properties and suitable application areas.

Surfachem, a 2M Group company, is an international surfactant and speciality chemical distributor, offering an extensive ingredient portfolio, technical expertise and global capabilities. One of Surfachem’s main ingredient technologies is surfactants, hence the company name. Surfactants are widely used across a across a range of industries including Personal Care and Cosmetics, and Household, Industrial and Institutional Care.

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