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Environmentally compatible, safe and reliable degreasing in aircraft manufacturing
Trichloroethylene had been used at BAE Systems Samlesbury (UK) since the early 1980’s for degreasing aircraft components. In order to improve quality, sus- tainability and safety of the cleaning process, the com- pany looked for an alternative cleaning agent. Pretty much all options had been investigated during a period of nearly four years, but none could offer advantages similar to those of NEU-TRITM E Trichloroethylene offered by SAFECHEM Europe GmbH. It is supplied in the SAFE-TAINERTM closed-loop transfer system and with services to extend the lifespan significantly. In combination with a new state-of-the-art degreaser the consumption of solvent could be reduced significantly from around 5 tons a year to less than half a ton.

Univar Specialty Consumables

We are a UK based distributor of high-quality industrial consumables from world-renowned brands. We are exclusive UK distributors of Molykote™ and channel partners for DOW®, 3M™ and SAFECHEM.

Our portfolio spans almost every industry from automotive to painting and decorating and we aim to provide a better solution for our customers.

We build our Services, Solutions and Technical Support around the needs of you, to keep you at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.

Our journey began in 1880 when we were known as RW Greef. In 2008 we rebranded as Univar Plc and became known as Univar Specialty Consumables.

Since the business started over 130 years ago we have had one goal, to give you industry-leading service and technical support and to help you find the right solution. We continue to focus on this every day working with the biggest brands to ensure our staff have the best training on all our products and services. This helps us to give you the right product as quickly as possible.

We expand our product portfolio regularly by listening to customers’ needs and pain points. Our technical staff stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest names in industrial and automotive manufacturing to better understand processes and product requirements to ensure we are always leading the way with new technologies and trends.

Serious about safety
Something we are very focused on is safety and standards. We have been ISO accredited or British Standard compliant as it was back then since the 1990’s. We are proud to say that we have a safety record that spans over a decade without a recordable injury. 

Delivering on our promises
We are a trusted partner to some of the biggest names industrial manufacturing who rely on accurate and punctual delivery of products when they need them otherwise it could stop the production line. These partnerships have lasted because we deliver on our promise to deliver your order on time and in full.

Our portfolio includes but is not limited to:

– Industrial lubricants from Castrol® and Molykote™

– Potting compounds and other electronic solutions from Dow®

– Silicone sealants and adhesives from Dowsil®

– Specialist and general-purpose tapes

– Abrasives

– Personal Protective Equipment

– Cleaning solutions and wipes

– Tools

– Protection materials


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