by P.G.Dixon and G.A.Willis
Proc. Roy. Soc. Edin. A, 122 (1992), 45-52.
1991 Mathematics Subject Classification: primary 46J05; secondary 46H05, 46J45.
In commutative Banach algebras with factorization, the existence of an identity (bounded approximate identity) modulo a topologically nilpotent radical implies the existence of a global identity (bounded approximate identity), respectively.
Reprints of the paper available on request: e-mail P.Dixon with extension @sheffield.ac.uk.