Manufacturers' Showcase - October 2002

Cleaning Products


Trans-Mate Products Inc.
North Billerica, Massachusetts

Trans-Mate Products is one of the industry's leading manufacturers of car wash cleaning and automotive-related car appearance products. It offers a complete line of car wash products for all phases of the car wash industry as well as a complete line of automotive appearance products.

What's New/Best Seller Shamy Dry Drying Agent.

Advantages/Features Trans-Mate has recently introduced Shamy Dry, a technologically advanced drying agent. Shamy Dry is fast acting and requires minimal dwell time before water shedding begins. The Shamy Dry formula allows the product to function rapidly in areas with short drip space. Highly concentrated, the product will quickly aid the drying process. Shamy Dry is perfect for use in short conveyorized car washes and in-bay automatics.

Contact Trans-Mate Products, Inc., 13 Sterling Road, North Billerica, MA 01862 (Stuart Levy). (978) 667-0100. Toll free: (800) TOP WASH (867-9274). Fax: (978) 667-1819. E-mail: slevy@trans-mate.com. Web site: www.trans-mate.com.


Cleaning Systems Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin


Cleaning Systems, Inc. is the industry's technological leader in manufacturing car wash cleaning and protection solutions.

What's New/Best Seller THEANSWER(tm), a non-corrosive, low pH presoak.

Advantages/Features THEANSWER is a breakthrough low-pH presoak that is non-corrosive. It is the ultimate first step in a two-step process and is setting new standards for cleaning results. THEANSWER shines chrome, removes windshield mask, reduces body film, releases a pleasant citrus scent and produces excellent foam.

Customer/Operator Support A toll-free customer service line is available. Product support is provided by authorized distributors and CSI Territory Managers.

Delivery/Installation Delivery is through CSI's national organization of distributors. Contact CSI for the distributor nearest you or go to LustraBear.com for on-line distributor information.

Contact Cleaning Systems Inc., 1997 American Blvd., PO Box 5606, De Pere, WI 54115-5606. (920) 337-2175. Toll free: (800) 225-2231. Fax: (920) 337-9410. E-mail: cwsales@LustraBear.com. Web site: www.Lustrabear.com.


S.M. Arnold Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri


.S.M. Arnold, Inc. is a manufacturer and importer of quality automotive maintenance accessories. Established in 1928, S.M. Arnold, Inc. is dedicated to delivering the best quality chamois, wash mitts, buffing & polishing pads, sponges, detailing cloths, brushes, and much, much more. S.M. Arnold, Inc. will continue to improve and expand our line of professional products to meet the demands of a growing high-tech industry.

What's New/Best Seller Thick, Plush Blue Microfiber Towels.

Advantages/Features The all new thick, plush Blue Microfiber Towel is superior for removing smudges, dust, oils and grease from any surface. A 70% Polyester and 30% Polyamide fiber construction that penetrates and absorbs all particles to give a deep, down shine - without scratching. Cleans without chemicals, and even picks up dust and micro-particles like a magnet.

Customer/Operator Support Sales personnel are available to answer questions.

Price Available upon request.

Contact S.M. Arnold, Inc., 7901 Michigan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63111-3594. (314) 544-4103. Fax: (314) 544-3159. E-mail: smarnoldinc@aol.com. Web site: www.smarnold.com.


Blendco Systems LLC
Cinnaminson, New Jersey


Blendco Systems, LLC manufactures and supplies a full line of transportation cleaning products, including formulated powders, liquids, custom detergent systems, and waxes and dressings. Blendco has been providing the transportation cleaning system with innovative detergent solutions for over 20 years.

What's New/Best Seller New additions to their fragrance line of SuperSat(r) surfactant detergents including a new cherry fragrance high-pressure detergent (SuperSat Bay Wash Plus with Fragrance), a new grape fragranced bug remover (SuperSat Fragrance Bug Remover), and a new cherry fragrance automatic presoak (SuperSat Presoak 2000).

Advantages/Features Adding fragrance to a car wash detergent is one of the highest yield add-ons that a wash owner can make because it drastically improves the washing experience for the customer at little cost to the owner. Most fragrance detergents trade off performance to add the fragrance, but with the SuperSat detergent system Blendco can provide high quality and high fragrance because of their patented two component system. These additions continue to build on their other SuperSat fragrance line including Automatic Presoak (citrus), Self-Serve Presoak (berry), Tire Cleaner (evergreen), and Foam Brush-pink and white (citrus).

Delivery/Installation Products may be purchased through an authorized distributor.

Price Available upon request. Call for information about a trial with the fragrance product line.

Contact Blendco Systems, LLC 1400 Taylors Lane, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077. (856) 829-8870. Toll free: (800) 446-2091. Fax: (856) 829-3440. E-mail: blendco@blendco.com. Web site: www.blendco.com.


Giant Industries Inc.
Toledo, Ohio


The Giant Moistwipe gives you a powerful cleaning towel in a eye-catching new package, and it leaves what ever you decide to clean with it a new lemon-fresh scent.

What's New/Best Seller Moistwipe Towel.

Advantages/Features Giant Industries Moistwipe Towel has undergone some changes! First, the old package design has been changed to a more vibrant eye catching design. In addition, a new slogan "Lemon Fresh" appears on the package. The "Lemon Fresh" scent was chosen by more customers at the Car Care World Expo than any other moistened towel. Finally, under standard weather conditions the Giant Moistwipe will not freeze, giving you the peace of mind that a Giant product provides.

Contact Giant Industries, Inc., 900 N. Westwood Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607. (419) 531-4600. Fax: (419) 531-6836. E-mail: sales@giantpumps.com. Web site: www.giantpumps.com.


Zep Manufacturing Company
Atlanta, Georgia


With 65 years of experience manufacturing car care products, Zep Vehicle Wash Division is fully committed to providing the professional car wash industry with the highest quality products combined with unparalleled service. Zep expends considerable effort in developing a series of solutions that deliver exceptional cleaning power. This commitment extends through our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to your car wash operation and everywhere in between.

What's New/Best Seller Luster Wash.

Advantages/Features Zep Luster Wash is a fast-acting, high-foaming, concentrated wheel and tire cleaner. It penetrates and removes road film and brake dust from tires, wheels, spokes and all parts of the wheel assembly without streaking. Luster Wash may be applied as a low-pressure spray or a stable foam through foaming CTA equipment. It contains no phosphates, acids or petroleum solvents.

Customer/Operator Support Zep Vehicle Wash Representatives have access to a fully staffed technical services department for support with technical problems such as product installation, formulations and environmental compliance issues.

Delivery/Installation Zep Vehicle Wash maintains a complete inventory of car care products in a network of strategically located branches throughout the U.S. to keep your car wash in constant supply. In most cases, orders can be shipped the next day.

Contact Zep Vehicle Wash Division, 1310 Seaboard Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318. Toll free: (877) I BUY ZEP (428-9937). Web site: www.zep.com.


Diamond Shine Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio


Diamond Shine Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial car wash solutions and application equipment. Our complete line of solutions include: cleaners, conditioners, dressings, drying agents, foamers, fragrances, polishes, presoaks, sealers, protectants, specialty products, tire and wheel cleaners.

What's New/Best Seller Polytech.

Advantages/Features Polytech provides state-of-the-art cleaning solutions and combines the benefit of both alkaline cleaners and high-tech Polymer technology. Anti-redeposition properties result in effective rinsing and drying characteristics. Polytech is a proven performer in all types of washes.

Customer/Operator Support Diamond Shine offers full technical support for all of its products through its well-trained in-house staff and its experienced network of distributors.

Contact Diamond Shine Inc., 3319 Regent Rd., Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 641-2050. Toll free: (800) 843-SOAP (7627). Fax: (216) 341-9900. E-mail: customerservice@diamondshine.com. Web site: www.diamondshine.com.


Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio


Started in 1981, Stevens Car Care Products, Inc. manufactures its own line of "Advanced
Formula" Detailing Chemicals as well as the Rusterminator, electronic rust deterrent system for
vehicles, and Defiance Auto Alarms and Keyless Entry.

What's New/Best Seller Purple Haze Spray Glaze.

Advantages/Features Purple Haze Spray Glaze is a great profit center for retail sales AFTER you sell your paint sealant service. How many times have you been asked, "Can I still wax it?" Now you can offer them a product that will add to your bottom line, increase sales, and customer satisfaction! Purple Haze Spray Glaze sprays on fast and easy. Wipe in, wipe off to a high gloss finish! Also great for dealer quick spiffs and trade shows.

Customer/Operator Support Technical support, toll-free telephone ordering and Internet access are available to customers.

Delivery/Installation Same day shipping and free local delivery are available.

Price Sample 32-ounce bottle is $9.95, including shipping (special intro Price!). $8.99 per bottle, in cases of 10. $23.45 for gallon-size. Products retail from $19.95 to $29.95.

Contact o Stevens Car Care Products, Inc., 36542 Vine Street, Eastlake, OH 44095. (440) 953-2900. Toll free: (800) 322-1556. Fax: (440) 953-4473. E-mail: sales@stevenscarcare.com. Web site:
www.stevenscarcare.com.


Stone Soap Company
Sylvan Lake, Michigan


Stone Soap Company offers a complete line of auto wash products for conveyor, self-service, in-bay automatic and rollover car washes. Products include liquid and powdered cleaners, detergents and shampoo, spray waxes and polishes.

What's New/Best Seller The company has introduced two new products, Double Duty(r) Tire & Wheel Cleaner and Rainbow(r) Multi Foam Shampoo.

Advantages/Features Double Duty Tire & Wheel Cleaner is designed to clean both tires and wheels without scrubbing. Made with non-caustic, non-acidic ingredients, the product can clean whitewall tires and remove brake dust and road soils from wheels. Rainbow Multi Foam Shampoo is a customer-appealing cherry-scented conditioning shampoo made with deep penetrating surfactants and optical brighteners. It is available in multi-colors, well-suited for the first or second arch foam applications in automatic car washes.

Customer/Operator Support The company provides customers with the industry's high standard for customer support. Dedicated technical representatives are available to provide technical assistance on the telephone. The company claims its 68 years of industry experience give it the know-how to answer all kinds of questions.

Contact Stone Soap Company Inc., 2000 Pontiac Dr., Sylvan Lake, MI 48320. (248) 706-1000. Toll free: (800) 952-SOAP. Fax: (248) 706-1001.


Landa Pressure Washers
Camas, Washington


Landa is North America's largest manufacturer of industrial pressure washers and highly effective degreasers and vehicle washes formulated specifically for use with pressure washers.

What's New/Best Seller Dyna-Might.

Advantages/Features Dyna-Might is a butyl-based, liquid detergent with a precise amount of caustic for quick removal of grease, oil and road film. It is safe to use on aluminum, stainless steel, glass, paint and even fine automotive paint finishes. It also contains Landa's advanced multi-metal corrosion inhibitor to prevent rusting. As with all Landa detergents, Dyna-Might is biodegradable and phosphate-free, so it is more environmentally acceptable; some municipalities ban the use of phosphates. It works well with hard or soft water and includes a quick-release surfactant compatible with wash-water filtration systems. The new Landa detergent comes in 5-gallon and 55-gallon containers and can be diluted with water at a ratio of up to 128 to 1.

Contact Landa Pressure Washers (Crismon Lewis), 4275 NW Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607-8801. (360) 833-9100 (ext. 175). Toll free: (800) 547-8672. Fax: (360) 833-9200. E-mail: crismonl@landa.com. Web site: www.landa.com.


Arcadian Chemical Service
Florence, Alabama


Arcadian Chemical Service manufacturers a complete line of Car Wash Chemicals and distributes nationwide. They offer a complete line of chemicals and parts for the car wash industry. Arcadian also builds car washes nationwide with the most advanced units on the market.

What's New/Best Seller Triton Foam Brush Concentrate.

Advantages/Features Triton is Arcadian's newest, most concentrated foam brush detergent ever. This product provides superior foam, scent and color and very high levels of concentration. It is offered in many new fragrances, including Spearmint, Berry, Cherry, Fresh & Clean and other scents.
Customer/Operator Support Arcadian offers a full team of professionals ready to answer any of your chemical, equipment or parts needs. Our web site further provides a full line of Chemicals, Parts and Technical Support, including live videos of our systems.

Delivery/Installation Arcadian ships over 97% of all orders the same day and are delivered by common carriers through special contracts, including liftgate service.

Contact Arcadian Chemical Service, 3109 Northington Court, Florence, AL 35630. (256) 766-7734. Toll free: (800) BUY-SOAP or (888) BUY-A-WASH. Fax: (256) 764-8848. E-mail: cbox@arcadianchemical.com. Web site: Arcadianchemical.com.


Cul-Mac Industries Inc.
Wayne, Michigan


Cul-Mac is world-renowned for it's automotive aftercare products.

What's New/Best Seller Tech Group No-Scrub Tire & Wheel Cleaner.

Advantages/Features No-Scrub Tire & Wheel Cleaner works instantly eliminating dwell time. Just spray on and power wash off - it's that easy! No-Scrub can be sprayed on by hand or through a CTA and used with or without brushes. It does not contain caustic soda, petroleum distillates or phosphates; and is an environmentally friendly, non-flammable product.

Customer/Operator Support Technical support is available through our toll free hotline.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Cul-Mac Industries Inc., 3720 South Venoy Road, Wayne, MI 48184. Toll free: (800) 626-5089. Fax: (734) 326-0170. E-mail: fred@cul-mac.com. Web site: www.cul-mac.com.


Warsaw Chemical Company
Warsaw, Indiana


Warsaw Chemical has been manufacturing quality cleaning solutions since 1941. Its mission is to manufacture and provide the highest quality products, service and support to its valued customers.

What's New/Best Seller Formula 560 WTC Wheel and Tire Cleaner.

Advantages/Features The new non-acidic Formula 560 WTC wheel and tire cleaner concentrate is safe for use on all wheels, including chrome, aluminum and magnesium. The environmentally-friendly formula contains no harsh acids or petroleum distillates and is an effective cleaner. The concentrated cleaner makes whitewalls white again and instantly removes brake dust. Formula 560 can be used on dry or wet tires and virtually eliminates the need for scrubbing. To use, simply spray on and rinse off. This red-colored liquid cleaner is available in 55-gallon, 30-gallon and 15-gallon drums or 5-gallon plastic pail.

Contact Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc., P.O. Box 858, Warsaw, IN 46581. Toll free: (800) 548-3396. Fax: (574) 267-3884. Web site: www.warsaw-chem.com.


Allbrite Car Care Products
Anaheim, California


Since 1965, Allbrite Car Care Products has been manufacturing a complete line of cleaning & detailing products including: polishes, waxes, glazes, interior & exterior dressings, soaps & degreasers, fragrances, specialty products and many detailing accessories.

What's New/Best Seller Dura Seal.

Advantages/Features Dura Seal is a high-quality paint sealant designed for all types of paint, that cleans and seals in one easy step. Dura Seal consists of specialty silicone and acrylic polymers. It is recommended for use as one of the final steps in the detailing process - usually after a polishing compound and wax/glaze has been applied. It quickly removes light oxidation and road film, while restoring color and luster. Applying and wiping off Dura Seal is simply a breeze. So, with minimum effort and time, Dura Seal achieves a magnificent showroom gloss while providing 3-6 months of superior protection.

Customer/Operator Support Allbrite has always taken pride in delivering quality products and customer service. To accommodate the needs of our different customers, we also offer private labeling and custom blends. So, call us today and ask for a brochure of our complete product line.

Contact Allbrite Car Care Products, 1201 N. Las Brisas Street, Anaheim, CA 92806. (714) 666-8683. Toll free: (800) 729-9960. Fax: (714) 666-8685. E-mail: allbritecarcare@hotmail.com.
Web site: www.allbritecarcareproducts.com.


A&M Cleaning Products Inc.
Clemson, South Carolina


A&M Cleaning Products, the parent company of Greased Lightning(tm), has been manufacturing and distributing cleaning formulas in Clemson, SC since 1985.

What's New/Best Seller Orange Blast Automotive.

Advantages/Features Fresh from the groves of Greased Lightning comes new Orange Blast Automotive, a multi-purpose Auto/Shop spray cleaner degreaser with the combined super-strength cleaning power of Greased Lightning and natural orange oil, one of the best natural degreasers available. Orange Blast is the first orange spray cleaner to hit the automotive market. Created for its versatility, Orange Blast is safe on a wide variety of surfaces including aluminum, paint, stainless steel, chrome, canvas, and more. Orange Blast will clean anything and everything from tough grease under the hood to your car's interior upholstery. It also cleans shop floors, greasy tools, and is an excellent laundry pre-treat to remove grease and grime from uniforms and towels. Orange Blast saves time and money by eliminating the need for extra scrubbing and additional cleaners. Orange Blast Automotive utilizes the same technology as Greased Lightning High Performance Cleaner and Degreaser, and is available in a 32 oz. bottle with trigger spray. It can be purchased in many retail outlets nationwide, including automotive specialty stores.

Contact A&M Cleaning Products, Inc., P.O. Box 1731, Clemson, SC 29633. (864) 646-7730. Toll free: (800) 646-7730. Fax: (864) 646-5552. Web site: www.greased-lightning.com.

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