Our Chemicals Coffee Time newsletter comes out every Friday at 9:30am, and is like the sort of discussion that takes place around a coffee machine in the labs or at lunch in a chemical factory.

It’s a mix of useful chemical regulatory information (mainly around CLP, REACH, and what’s going on with Brexit),  chemical safety, interesting snippets about chemistry and science, and plenty of things to keep you cheerful like the weekend recipe, links to funny memes and videos.  A lot of our readers send in comments, news and jokes too.

The newsletter originally started as a way of keeping people in touch during Lockdown so its previous name was “Coronavirus Chemicals update”, and it’s evolved over time, although I’m quite glad it’s not a daily newsletter any more!

If you’d like a flavour of Chemicals Coffee time, you can view the Monthly summary newsletters and free articles here, without needing to sign up, but this is only a brief glimpse of the “full-fat” version.

Our readers are mainly HSE managers and Regulatory Affairs specialists in the chemical and chemical-using industries.  Some people are working from home, and others are hybrid working or full-time back at work.

Thought I would just say that I really enjoy your newsletter – Chemicals Coffee Time is a great name.
I have and do sit down to read it albeit with a cup of tea rather than coffee. All through COVID and to present it has made me smile and I learn things that I didn’t know.
As you did we all used to take tea breaks from the lab – all congregating in the tea room with a tea lady making tea and all just talk for 10 minutes or so – Much better than a formal meeting
Thank You
Louise C., Brenntag, August 2022

It’s free to sign up to, and you can also get access to all the previous newsletters too, which are stored on this website!

If you’re already on our newsletter mailing list, you can also sign up to access the previous newsletters here as well (and you won’t get two copies, if our IT systems all work together properly!).

The newsletter archive has a full search function, so you can look for the topics which interest you.  There are some public articles as well, but to get access to everything, you need to be signed up on the website.

By the way, we’ve recently changed our sign-up process for security reasons, so when you sign up we may need to approve you manually.  It may take a few minutes/ hours to do this, depending on whether you sign up during office hours or outside them.  If you aren’t able to log in after a couple of days, please email me as a reminder.

Looking forward to connecting with you.

Kind regards,


Janet Greenwood

TT Environmental Ltd

PS during autumn 2023 we had sign-ups from fake emails and dubious domain names, so please sign up using your work email or a personal email that’s recognisably yours, as we remove fake email sign-ups when we spot them

You’ll receive regular newsletters with:

  •  useful chemical regulations information for the UK and EU
  •  interesting info on science and chemistry
  • occasional bad jokes, funny videos etc to keep us cheerful
  • and the weekend recipe

And full access to the Chemicals Coffee Time newsletter archive