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ROCOL Ltd. ”Social Media Shuffle” Terms and Conditions for the competition to win an iPod Shuffle (the “competition”).

Closing date: 31st August 2012

The competition is open to all UK and Ireland residents excluding employees of ITW Ltd. and other persons connected with the promotion and the administration of the promotion and members of their immediate families (which means spouses, parents, children, siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live).

Participation in the competition constitutes each entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these terms and conditions and to any of the Promoter’s decisions, which are final and bindi...

| 1st August 2012, 16:31:23 | Posted by Jamie Linford


The overall performance of any cutting fluid emulsion is partially dependant on the quality of the “make water” used to prepare it.

Quality refers to three main features of the water:-

  • Freedom from bacterial contamination
  • Freedom from particular contamination
  • The amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium salts, referred to as total hardness.

Water that is hard contains calcium and magnesium compounds. Rain water is naturally soft – it contains few minerals. As it seeps through the ground it can pick up minerals, such as calcium and magnesium compounds, from the soil and rock it passes through.

If rain water passes through soft rocks like chalk or limestone, it picks up these minerals. If it passes through hard rocks, such as granite or through peaty soils, it does not pick up these minerals and so remains soft.

Mains Water Quality

All UK mains water will meet regulatory quality measures; however the total hardness of such water varies greatly across the country. Areas such as the south of England where a lot of water is supplied from underground aquifers set into calcium rich ground tend to have high levels of total hardness where as areas of Scotland have ...

| 1st August 2012, 10:54:40 | Posted by Jamie Linford



Since 1878 ROCOL has established itself as the market leader in the development of the highest performing chemicals and lubricants by understanding the complex needs of the industrial, clean and safety markets. Our comprehensive range includes high performance lubricants, cutting fluids and line marking systems. ROCOL operates to internationally recognised standards for quality, environment and safety. ROCOL is proud of its commitment to the continual engagement and development of staff and holds Investors In People accreditation.

ISO 21469 Certification

ROCOL is proud to be one of only a few companies worldwide that has achieved ISO 21469 approval-. This approval takes into consideration our manufacturing facility for hygiene, quality, dedicated manufacturing areas and good manufacturing practice. states: ISO 21469:2006 specifies hygiene requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants.
Within a factory environment, lubricants can come into incidental contact with products and packaging used in the food, food-processing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, tobacco or animal-feeding-stuffs industries.

All ROCOL food grade products ar...

| 20th July 2012, 10:40:53 | Posted by Jamie Linford


Food & Drink manufacture is a risky business…

Recent figures reported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight the risks of working in food and drink manufacturing. To summarise these findings, the risk of injury within the industry is almost twice as high as manufacturing industries generally across the UK. The rate of injury is 1,404 per 100,000 workers, with over 5,000 food and drink manufacturing injuries reported to the HSE per year.

The situation is improving rapidly!

In the time since the HSE highlighted the poor health and safety record of the food industry, great efforts have been made by food manufacturers to reduce risk and to improve safety. There has been great success, with overall injury rates dropping by over 50% since 1990. What is more, the number of fatalities per year has dropped from an average of 9 in 1990, to a current figure of 4.

The dangers of workplace transport

Between 2000 and 2010, the HSE reports that 11 workers in food and drink manufacture were fatally injured by work place transport and over 200 people per year were injured by fork lift trucks (FLTs) and other vehicles.

Case study

In 2011, in Harwich, a food processing ...

2 comments | 16th June 2012, 06:44:59 | Posted by Anonymous


All machinery requires lubrication in order to keep it in good working condition. The manufacture of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals adds an extra level of complexity due to the strict food safety regulations that govern the industry. Food Grade Lubricants must therefore be used in place of standard lubricants to facilitate the auditing requirements of the seller and to provide safety for the consumer.

For many years, NSF H1 accreditation was accepted as the standard indication of food safe lubricants, this is an honour system and is unaudited. Developments in the field have now led to a more thorough process to ensure safety in the high risk sector of food and drink manufacturing.

ISO 21469 is the highest accolade that a food grade lubricant manufacturer can achieve. It proves that a lubricant is manufactured in a hygienic environment, using both best practices and the safest ingredients.

NSF International

The NSF was founded in 1944 to protect and improve human health on a global scale. It is an independent, non-profit making organisation providing product certification. It is dedicated to being a global leader in public health and safety-based risk management.


1 comment | 29th May 2012, 07:37:10 | Posted by Jamie Linford