Criminal-catching chemistry is front page news
29 September 2009
An RSC Fellow is making the news in a sensational way through the remarkable work of a company called SmartWater.
The company achieved front page coverage in the Sunday Times for its product that leads to criminals being marked with a chemical that police can trace.
The 100-person firm is based in Shropshire.
Headed by former policeman Phil Cleary, the firm produces products from its secret laboratories where his brother Mike Cleary, a Fellow of the RSC, develops new ways of marking property and, through them, the culprits.
The latest demonstration was in Kent where the company shoed how fly-tippers can be caught when the people dumping the rubbish get marked.
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A story in the Sunday Times highlighting SmartWater's latest success story
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