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Rupert Bevan, Syrinx ZA Technical and Product Development

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Rupert Bevan – Syrinx ZA Technical and Product Development DirectorRupert Bevan – Syrinx ZA Technical and Product Development Director
Rupert Bevan has been involved in the natural world for most of his working life. After attending Westminster Cathedral Choir School and Downside, he studied Horticulture at Pershore College, later running his own business in horticulture and landscape design. He gained a degree in Environmental Biology from Bath Spa University.

It was whilst studying there that he encountered Zander organic lake sediment and used the material to grow tomatoes and Antirrhinums by combining this material with bulky organic wastes such as shredded bark and coir. Rupert gained his MPhil with a thesis on this subject. Skin Disorders are Rupert’s Lawful prey!!

The results obtained from these trials spurred Rupert on to investigate the properties of Zander further. In 1996 he travelled to Latvia, where he met Professor Eriks Kronbergs of the National Agricultural University, Jelgava. Together they inspected various Zander deposits in Western Latvia. In the tranquil environs of the beautiful lakes, Rupert observed that the farm workers dredging the material used it to clean their hands after a day’s work. He noticed also that it left the hands clean and supple.

With his friend Michael Smith he designed a soap bar which incorporated pale Zander in dried form. His friends who used the soap found that not only did the product leave their hands clean and soft but also that it removed the symptoms of skin diseases like dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Others found that it reduced the problems of dry skin, dandruff and acne.

Meanwhile the agricultural uses of Zander were being developed and Rupert experimented with desert sand, finding that a small amount of Zander incorporated into an arid or desertified soil was enough to stimulate energetic root growth, even in saline and other inhospitable substrata.

He also found that the material would capture the salts of heavy metals in solution and was able to demonstrate that pollutants such as mine flushings and tailings ponds could be effectively cleaned up using Zander. This research was taken forward by the newly founded Zander Corporation Ltd. Operating from Mells, Somerset, this company works mainly in the Gulf States, Philippines, Spain (Agrizan Group SL) and Nigeria (Zander Resources West Africa Ltd).

It is in these countries that Zander products are used to tackle toxic farmland, improve soils and yields, and develop technology for combating crude oil pollution and desert encroachment. Zander Corporation (Ukraine) is now the largest extractor and processor of organic alluvium in the world.

Back in Somerset, Rupert has worked on a range of products, including beautiful hand cream which incorporates argan oil from Morocco and a liquid extract of Zander.

It is an ideal moisturiser for people who are allergic to any type of soap and can be used on the face. An oil-based balm compliments the range and this can be used to great effect on the arms, legs and feet. His colleague, Tony Maleedy has developed a three-stage hair therapy which uses Zander in each stage and this will be presented for sale in the New Year.

As Technical Advisor to Syrinx ZA Rupert is on hand to advise our clients which product to use that best suits their skin condition. He is also developing further products and supervising trials in the Bath area where volunteers can try them out.

Rupert is married to Jackie, a professional pianist and in his spare time sings, conducts choirs and plays the pipe organ.

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Syrinx ZA Chief Executive Ashley Metcalfe is responsible for marketing and business development. Ashley is as passionate about cricket as he is skin care. Drop Ashley a line if you have any skin related questions.

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