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EcoVadis Gold rating for Azelis' CSR performance.

12 September 2018

Azelis’ CSR performance recognised with EcoVadis Gold rating, puts Azelis in the top 1% distributors.

Azelis is delighted to announce that the corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of the group has been recognised with the EcoVadis Gold rating, achieving a position in the top 1% distributors assessed by this organisation and obtaining an Advanced rating for its CSR engagement. EcoVadis is an independent rating agency who provides Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains using a CSR assessment methodology that covers 180 purchasing categories, 150 countries, and 21 CSR indicators.

Highlights

Company-wide, Azelis achieves a score of 68 points by EcoVadis, thereby obtaining an Advanced rating for its CSR engagement.
This score is an 8-point increase from the 60 points achieved in 2017.
Improvement comes from all four categories: business practices, labour practices, environment and sustainable procurement.
zelis is now in the top 1% of distributors assessed by EcoVadis and top 2% of suppliers in all categories.

Obtaining the Gold rating, which is the highest possible status, confirms that our CSR performance is evolving and improving every year and that CSR is truly embedded throughout our processes and practices. This accolade is an appraisal of the group-wide efforts and commitments to install the same high standards for performance across all regions in which we operate. All teams and functions worked hard towards the same goal and we will take a moment to celebrate this great achievement. It is an important motivation to stay on this track and continue creating a positive impact on improving fair business practices, labour practices, environment and sustainable procurement globally and to set an example for others”, says María Jesús Almenar Martin, Head of Azelis group Safety, Health, Environment and Quality who is leading CSR at Azelis.

The EcoVadis overall score (0-100) reflects the quality of the company's CSR performance at the time of the assessment. To obtain the Gold rating, a company must score between 62 and 100. Azelis achieved 68 points, an 8-point increase in a year’s time. Azelis is now in the top 1% of distributors assessed by EcoVadis and top 2% of suppliers in all categories.

Dr. Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis CEO, adds: “Azelis is committed to working with its partners to create value and grow together in a sustainable way. As a global business, with operations across America, Asia Pacific and EMEA, Azelis takes its responsibilities very seriously, always looking for new ways to make a positive impact on society and minimise its footprint, whilst delivering the best possible products and services. A positive rating from EcoVadis is not only essential to us but also to our partners who often expect an independent and external review of our CSR performance. The EcoVadis Gold rating further encourages us to be a transparent and sustainable partner for our employees, customers and suppliers. This fantastic score for our CSR performance is yet another proof of how we strive for excellence in all we undertake and how the passion and dedication of the Azelis community makes us stand out.”

Azelis gains a leading position in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Chemcolour

25 July 2017

Azelis has agreed to fully acquire Chemcolour, leading provider of speciality chemicals and food ingredients in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company employs a highly knowledgeable team of 90 people, who will all transfer to Azelis. The acquisition strengthens and positions Azelis among the top distributors in ANZ.

Chemcolour is well positioned in the local markets and has shown steady growth over the years, both in speciality chemicals and food ingredients sectors. The company has built a strong portfolio of globally established suppliers thanks to their solid values, technical expertise and innovative, problem-solving approach.

Dr Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis CEO, comments on the deal: “Australia and New -Zealand are wealthy countries with a growing population and rich in natural resources. The fact that the fundamentals of the countries positively contribute to the strength of Chemcolour’s business, makes this acquisition a great platform to extend mandates with our existing, global principals into Australia and New Zealand.”

Laurent Nataf, Azelis CEO APAC, adds: “Chemcolour has significant presence and a long-standing history in both New Zealand and Australia. Their business model is fully tailored to local markets, not only in their superb product portfolio and service, but also in the technical knowledge and commercial skills of their people. It is a perfect fit, as we have always strived to be the best local champion in every region we serve. I am confident we will create many synergies and achieve new wins together.”

Murray Nancekivell, Chemcolour CEO: “Chemcolour has positioned itself well in the New Zealand and Australian markets and the time is right to continue this growth. The acquisition of Chemcolour by Azelis puts us in an even stronger position in the market to better serve our customers and principals. This, coupled with the strongly aligned Azelis and Chemcolour values, provides excellent opportunities for our employees going forward.”

Funds advised by Apax Partners have been Azelis’ major shareholders since 2015 and are committed to supporting the company’s growth in the speciality chemicals and food ingredients distribution industry. Acquiring Chemcolour endorses this commitment and Apax is confident that the expanded range of services and global reach provided by this acquisition will bring significant benefits to customers of the combined Group.

The transaction will be closed in the course of the next months.


 HartHolz™ modified Fortia™ timber in use


 
 Source: Timber E-News 27 May 2016 . . .


RESPECTED timber preservation identity Ron Eddy, managing director of NZ-based TimTechChem International, has been appointed to the executive council of the International Research Group on Wood Protection.

Mr Eddy was chosen from a number of candidates to take part in leading the group’s future. The appointment is for three years.

The appointment was announced at the 47th meeting of the IRGWP in Lisbon in May 2016.

Mr Eddy has more than 30 years’ experience in timber protection.

He graduated as an analytical chemist and registered assayer and has a postgraduate Diploma in Management (Science and Technology) and Master of Management (Strategy) from the University of Auckland.

He joined the South African subsidiary of Hickson International PLC in 1977 before transferring to Hickson New Zealand as marketing director in 1986 and managing director of Koppers Hickson from 1989-1997.


 
 
Approved Handler Certification


Do you use timber preservatives or anti-sapstains on your site?

Do you know that some timber preservatives are tracked substances and therefore need to be under the control of an approved handler?

Do you have approved handlers on your site?

WE CAN HELP

At TimTechChem we have our own HSNO Test Certifier and trainers who can make this a seamless process. We can come to your site, train the staff and provide the certification.

Approved handler certificates are valid for a period of five years from the date of issue. If you already have a valid and current approved handler certificate, we can also renew this for you, the process is very easy.

Feel free to contact Bridget for more information: 021 940 606
bridget.derham@timtechchem.com

 
 TimTechChem’s Engineering Manager, Rob Wilson, won the trophy for “Best Non Steam
 Locomotive” for . . .


TimTechChem’s Engineering Manager, Rob Wilson, won the trophy for “Best Non Steam Locomotive” for his “Galloping Goose #2” at the National Model Engineers Convention held in Tauranga early Jan 2016.

The loco is a 1/5th scale model of the second Galloping Goose built in 1931 from a Buick 2 door sedan and a freight box. The original “rail motor” is still operational at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado.



 IRG47 - IRG-WP Annual Conference. May 15th-19th 2016 at LNEC Conference Centre in
 Lisbon Portugal.



 “Is it a bird, is it a plane……? No it’s Kaptain Preservation”

Jack Norton, past President of the International Research Group on Wood Protection, off on another mission to catch any timber treaters cutting corners.


 TimTechChem General Manager – Sales and Service, Mark Fortune and son Benjamin . . .

Mark Fortune and son Benjamin, after cycling to the top of the Crown Range between Wanaka and Queenstown over Easter.

 TimTechChem Chairman, Mike Henry, wearing the company cap . . .

TimTechChem Chairman, Mike Henry, wearing the company cap, taking some time out to enjoy game fishing. Mike says this is the smallest they caught.

 New Territory Manager, Bridget Derham . . .

New Territory Manager, Bridget Derham, getting her hands dirty as she welds during the installation of a new treatment plant. Bridget, an Environmental Scientist, joined TimTechChem in September.


 Farewell lunch for Accounts Administrator, Joanne Wills . . .

Farewell lunch for Accounts Administrator, Joanne Wills, after 8 years exemplary service with TimTech Chemicals. Joanne says she is now enjoying being one of the "Ladies who can do lunch, coffee's and shopping". The management team gave Joanne a great send off. From left to right: Rob Wilson, Engineering Manager; Joanne Wills; Ron Eddy, Managing Director; Mark Fortune, General Manager Sales & Service; Paula Fisher, Admin Manager.


 RWC : Ivan and Fay Bullock of Pitzac’s Wanganui . . .

TimTech joined Ivan and Fay Bullock of Pitzac’s Wanganui at the Rugby World Cup game on Saturday, 17 September 2011 between Australia and Ireland.


 RWC : TimTech’s closest customers, Robert & Seonaid Grimmett of Topuni . . .

09 September 2011
TimTech’s closest customers, Robert & Seonaid Grimmett of Topuni Timbers Ltd enjoying the opening night of the Rugby World Cup with TimTech’s employees – Wally James and Paula Fisher.

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 TimTech's closest customer weds . . .

Robert Grimmet and Seonaid Bell of Topuni Timber, Wellsford tied the knot on Saturday 5 March at a delightful wedding held at their home in the hills.

Robert, the owner of Topuni, built a beautiful little chapel in his garden where the ceremony took place. The rain could not dampen the festive atmosphere for the 80 odd friends and family.

The bride was stunning in a full length gown. Both Robert and Seonaid’s two daughters took part as bridesmaids, as did Robert’s son Daniel who was best man. The bridegroom and best man were turned out in smart creamy jackets with blue shirts and black pants.

A wonderful reception was held at the Kaiwaka Sports Centre.

Congratulations to Robert and Seonaid from all their friends at TimTech!

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 . . . moving on

Campbell Boyd is leaving TimTech at the end of February  to take up a senior management role with TimTech’s large shareholder, Chemcolour Industries Limited. Campbell has been appointed to the position of Group Manager of Development and Regulatory Compliance.
 
TimTech Managing Director, Ron Eddy, said “We thank Campbell for his service over the last four years and all wish him every success in his new role.

 10th Birthday of TimTech Chemicals


 TimTech and Kemira Finland Sign off on new Products

Ron Eddy, Managing Director, TimTech International Ltd (left) and Pekka Johnsson, General Manager, Business Development and Strategy , Kemira Oyj, Finland shake hands in Helsinki on 17 May 2010 after signing an agreement giving TimTech exclusive rights to manufacture and market Kemira wood protection products in Australasia.

Included in this new agreement are new technology boron chemistry and Freezuim™, a spray on fire retardant used in combating large forest fires, in the military for fire protection of troops in combat, extinguishing clothes of burning fireman and of course protection of houses against bushfires.

“We are pleased to have progressed our international relationship with Kemira”, said Ron Eddy. “The new formulations add strength to our portfolio of value adding products”.

Pekka Johnsson was also pleased with the strengthening of relationships saying, “We get on very well with TimTech as they share the same values as we do at Kemira. We look forward to developing the Australasian market with these products which are well known and very successful in Europe.”

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  Patented UniPlant Technology now available to all Timber Treaters

Until recently, the patented UniPlant™ technology was licensed exclusively to one large New Zealand sawmiller.

This license is now non exclusive, meaning that UniPlant’s can be supplied to all timber treaters on both sides of the Tasman.



The cost effective benefits of the UniPlant™:

• Very rapid, low uptake treatment cycles. 
- Boron H1.2 and H3.1 in 3 - 4 minutes 
- Bifenthrin H2F cycle in 3 - 4 minutes 
- CCA H3.2 cycle in 15 - 20 minutes
- LOSP H3.1 cycle in 30 - 60 seconds
• High throughput. The Kawerau UniPlant can treat over 500m3 per day.
• Small, environmentally friendly footprint.
No expensive bunding.
• Fully automatic. Operated by one person.
• Negligible dimensional change in timber.

Complete UniPlant packages priced from $500,000 (depending on size)


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  Brian Gibbes - 11 March 1946 to 21 february 2010

Brian Gibbes passed away at home following a long illness on Sunday 21 February 2010.

Brian was my friend, business mentor, golf coach and a proud supporter and shareholder of TimTech Chemicals.

He was born in Fiji and came to NZ at the age of 9 years. He qualified as an accountant and was involved in various businesses/professions including being co-owner of the very successful business "Golf Today".

Brian was a charter member and Past President of The Rotary Club of St John’s and in 2001 was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for service to the club, the community and golf - the highest recognition Rotary can give to its members.

He leaves behind five sons and two daughters.

Brian will be sorely missed by so many.

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  New “True Blue” Treatment Process Passes All Tests at Brisbane Plant


A low cost, high output option for H2F treating


A REVOLTIONARY low-cost timber preservation process has exceeded all expectations following commissioning of the first “True Blue” plant at the iTreat Timber custom-treatment facility at Narangba, north of Brisbane.

The “True Blue” treatment plant provides a new low-cost, high-output method perfect for H2F framing treatment. The principal of iTreat Timber Pty Ltd Gerry Gardiner said the new plant, averaging 2.5-3 m3 per charge, was working well in a two-shift tandem with a CCA plant at the Narangba site. TimTech Australia sales manager Ian Clarke said the new technology allowed for extremely rapid filling and emptying as well as a system which gave total timber coverage in seconds.“

A typical treatment cycle is less than 10 minutes,” he said. “The system has a number of major advantages over traditional Bifenthrin spray systems, including a highly competitive treatment cost per cubic metre.

”The “True Blue” technology can be supplied either as a purpose-built plant designed to meet a customer’s individual needs, or an existing plant can be refurbished and redesigned to convert it to the new system. Mr. Clark said the “True Blue” plant at Narangba was in fact a converted and refurbished LOSP plant.“Currently plans are being finalised to convert a number of conventional timber treatment plants to the new system.

Conversions to a fully automated plant can be done in as little as three to four weeks, depending on location and the condition of the plant.”TimTech reports unprecedented interest in the new technology and says plans for several more “True Blue” plants are on the drawing board.

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 TimTech Auckland staff making Campbell feel at home on St Patrick's Day 2009



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  Capt Mark "Biggles" Fortune

Mark Bigglesworth Fortune taking on the Red Baron over the beautiful waters Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea of the South Island to celebrate his 50th birthday.



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  Friday, 26 September 2008 was Blue Friday

Friday, 26 September 2008 was Blue Friday, a national day to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer - a disease that killed 564 men in 2005 150 more than the road toll that year.

On Friday, 26 September 2008 being Blue Friday - the staff of TimTech Auckland Office decided to collectively wear their corporate (blue) shirts in recognition of the need for more awareness and support of this disease.


From Left to Right : Joanne Wills (Accounts Administrator), Campbell Boyd (GM Operations), Paula Fisher (Administration Manager), Ron Eddy (Managing Director), Sam Ning (Accountant), Bridget Derham (Environmental Scientist).

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  TimTech wins rights to distribute Dr. Wolman products

Auckland, (June 8, 2008) – TIMTECH CHEMICALS LIMITED, the suppliers of the TimTech range of Antisapstains, Wood Preservatives and Treatment Technology announced that respected German company Dr Wolman GmbH has signed an exclusive agreement with TimTech to distribute the Wolman products for remedial treatment in Australia, with further preservative products to follow shortly.

Founded in 1911, Dr. Wolman GmbH is part of the €58 billion ($116 billion) chemical group BASF and is a market leader in patented new generation wood preservatives, antisapstains, fire retardants and remedial treatment of transmission poles.

TimTech Chemicals Limited is a 100% Australasian owned private company, manufacturing and marketing wood preservatives and associated technology on both sides of the Tasman Sea.



At the signing ceremony in Sinzheim Germany on 2 June 2008 are (from L-R): Ron Eddy - Managing Director, TimTech Chemicals Ltd; Rolf Reinecke - Managing Director, Dr. Wolman GmbH: Mike Henry - Chairman, TimTech Chemicals Ltd and Wolfgang Bandur - Director Sales, Dr Wolman GmbH.

Mr. Reinecke, Managing Director, Dr. Wolman GmbH, said he was delighted to have entered into this exclusive agreement with TimTech. "Dr. Wolman chooses their business partners carefully and we are looking forward to a long successful relationship with TimTech. When we first met for strategy discussions in February this year, we could see that they were a forward thinking, values driven company which could do a great job of marketing our premium products in their part of the world". Two to Three times More Effective than Existing Remedial Products.

Ron Eddy said "TimTech recognised that Dr. Wolman could help us grow our business. Our values are closely aligned with theirs and we are looking forward to marketing the Wolman products”.

TimTech Chemicals will also have access to Dr. Wolman's world renowned research and development facilities at Sinzheim, near Baden Baden in Germany.

The two companies have been cooperating for over 12 months with joint venture trials involving government bodies, major timber preservation clients and environmental groups. The results show that the Dr Wolman remedial product is two to three times more effective than competitive products currently being used.

About TimTech
Founded as a privately owned New Zealand company in 2001, TimTech is now a leading supplier of wood protection products and technology on both sides of the Tasman. The company’s mission is: To put Values & Value into Timber Protection.

For more information please contact:

• Ron Eddy, Managing Director, TimTech Chemicals Limited: Phone: +64 9 578 0214,
  Mobile: +64 21 940 555 Email: ron.eddy@timtech.info

• Rolf Reinecke, Managing Director, Dr. Wolman GmbH: Phone: +49 7221 800-245,
  Fax: +49 7221 800-285


www.wolman.de/en/index.php, www.corporate.bast.com/en/ueberuns


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  TimTech Australia Gears Up for Action



From left to right: West Hill (Australian Director); Ron Eddy (Managing Director); Mike Brown (Australian GM & Director); Campbell Boyd (GM Operations); Ripper White (Consultant): Ian Clarke (Australian Sales Manager); Brett Ellis (R&D Manager & Director); John Thorpe (Market Development Manager); Matt & Rick White (Sales & Service).

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  TimTech in Rotorua Marathon . . .

TimTech's Account Administrator, Joanne Wills, smiling brightly not long after completing the Rotorua Marathon in a very reasonable time of 4 hours 46 min. Joanne is a keen runner, also completing the New York Marathon a few years ago.Well done Joanne!

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  The TimTech Team Continues to grow

The TimTech team has continued to grow due to market demand and increased business.

The photo shows the new team at Treated Timber Company Limited, a 100% owned subsidiary of TimTech.

Joining Operations Manager, Brian Riddiford (second from right) are Treatment Technicians Louie Brady, Merle Huta & Sid Thompson. The team are based at CHH Woodproducts Kawerau, running TimTech’s revolutionary new UniPlant™.

We also welcome another newcomer, Doug Collier, to our Papakura factory where he is assisting Wally James and Team.

TimTech has also appointed three new North Island Territory Managers early in the Year.

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  Ron Eddy, TimTech™ Managing Director, commented on the passing of Warren Hyne . .

Ron Eddy, TimTech Managing Director, commented on the passing of Warren Hyne on 15 March 2007, “I had the great pleasure of knowing Warren Hyne. In all my association with him he was always a perfect gentleman. You knew his word was his bond. I will always remember the lovely trip to South Africa I enjoyed with Warren & Margaret. His death is a sad loss to the industry. Our condolences go out to his family”.

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  MEDIA RELEASE- TIMTECH APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER - OPERATIONS
  TimTech™ beanie at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

“Ian Flynn (left) & Clive Eddy, a founder shareholder proudly wearing his TimTech beanie at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru  – the highest point in Africa”

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  Koppers Arch to pay a record $3.6 million in cartel penalties

Release No 122. Issue 7 April 2006

The High Court has imposed record penalties on Koppers Arch Wood Protection (NZ) Limited and its Australian parent company, Koppers Arch Investments Pty Limited, after the companies admitted participating in a cartel in the wood preservative chemical industry between 1998 and 2002. The affected part of the industry was worth an estimated $35 million in 2002.

>>> for more on this article :
http://www.comcom.govt.nz/MediaCentre/MediaReleases/200506/koppersarchtopayarec
ord36millionin.aspx


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News & Articles

EcoVadis Gold rating for Azelis' CSR performance.
12 September 2018

Azelis’ CSR performance recognised with EcoVadis Gold rating, puts Azelis in the top 1% distributors.
Azelis gains a leading position in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Chemcolour
. . . read more
HartHolz™ modified Fortia™ timber in use.
. . . read more
RESPECTED timber preservation identity Ron Eddy, managing director of NZ-based TimTechChem International, has been appointed to the executive council of the International Research Group on Wood Protection.
. . . read more
Approved Handler Certification

Do you use timber preservatives or
anti-sapstains on your site?

Do you know that some timber preservatives are tracked substances and therefore need to be under the control of an approved handler?

Do you have approved handlers on your site?
. . . read more
TimTechChem’s Engineering Manager, Rob Wilson, won the trophy for “Best Non Steam Locomotive” for . . .
. . . read more
IRG47
IRG-WP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
May 15th-19th 2016
at LNEC Conference Centre
in Lisbon Portugal
“Is it a bird, is it a plane……? No it’s Kaptain Preservation”

. . . read more
Mark Fortune and son Benjamin, after cycling to the top of the Crown Range between Wanaka and Queenstown over Easter.

. . . read more
TimTechChem Chairman, Mike Henry, wearing the company cap

. . . read more
New Territory Manager, Bridget Derham . . .
. . . read more
Farewell lunch for Accounts Administrator, Joanne Wills

. . . read more
RWC : TimTech's Neil Mora with Ivan and Fay Bullock of Pitzac's . . .

. . . read more
TimTech’s closest customers, Robert & Seonaid Grimmett of Topuni . . .

. . . read more
 TimTech's closest customer weds . . .

. . . read more
. . . moving on
. . . read more
10th Birthday of Timtech . .
. . . read more
TimTech and Kemira Finland Sign off on new Products
. . . read more
Patented UniPlant Technology now available to all Timber Treaters
. . . read more
Brian Gibbes - 11 March 1946 to 21 february 2010
. . . read more
New “True Blue” Treatment Process Passes All Tests at Brisbane Plant
OBITUARY – MURDOCH McLEAN 18 September 2009
TimTech Auckland staff making Campbell feel at home on St Patrick's Day 2009

Capt Mark "Biggles" Fortune

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Friday, 26 September 2008 was Blue Friday
. . . read more  
TimTech wins rights to distribute Dr. Wolman products
TimTech Australia Gears Up for Action
TimTech in Rotorua Marathon . . .
. . . read more  
The TimTech team continues to grow
. . . read more  
Ron Eddy, TimTech Managing Director, commented on the passing of Warren Hyne on 15 March
. . . read more  
MEDIA RELEASE- TimTech appoints General Manager- Operations
. . . read more  
Cartel Fined $5.5M - Victims Get Nothing
. . . read more  
TimTech Chemicals - Generations Guarantee
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TimTech's Treated Timber Hazard Guide
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“Ian Flynn (left) & Clive Eddy, a founder shareholder proudly wearing his TimTech beanie at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru  – the highest point in Africa

. . . read more  
Koppers Arch to pay a record $3.6 million in cartel penalties
. . . read more  

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