News | August 6, 2014

Zep Automotive Introduces New Patent Pending Non-Chlorinated 50-State Compliant Brake Cleaner In Aerosol And Bulk Sizes


Zep Automotive, a unit of Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, today announced the introduction of its reformulated, non-chlorinated 50-state compliant Brake Cleaner featuring an ultra-low VOC content with full-strength cleaning power. Zep Automotive’s Patent Pending Brake Cleaner delivers excellent cleaning power while meeting California ARB, OTC & LADCO VOC requirements. It quickly and easily removes brake fluid, oil, grease and other brake assembly contaminants from brake parts while also helping to silence disc brake squeal and chatter. Click to Tweet!

Automotive mechanics and industrial maintenance professionals will appreciate the cleaning power of the reformulated, low-VOC formula which, until recently, has been an impediment to product performance. Shop owners will appreciate how its effectiveness extends the cleaning capability of a single can and benefit from the associated reduced waste. Automotive aftermarket retailers will appreciate the option to stock a single 50-state compliant formula with efficacy matching the best brake cleaners on the market.

“This new 50-state compliant formula enjoys a significant performance advantage over low-VOC products currently on the market,” stated Joe Seladi, Group President, Zep Inc. “Its innovative products like this from Zep Inc. that help mechanics and industrial maintenance professionals work more efficiently, saving both time and money – proving once again that We’ve Got a Zep® for That!™”

The new formula is available in both 20 oz. aerosol cans and 55 gallon containers.

The primary benefits of the reformulate 50-state brake cleaner include,

  • Superior Cleaning
  • Powerful Blasting Spray
  • Penetrates Quickly Without Disassembly
  • Cleans Brake Hard Parts As Well As Linings
  • Leaves No Residue

Zep Automotive’s patent pending non-chlorinated 50-state compliant brake cleaner is available exclusively at Advance Auto Parts alongside a complete line of high performance Zep Automotive products including, Carburetor Cleaner, White Lithium Grease and Engine Degreaser.

About Zep Automotive

Zep Automotive is a prime specialty chemical formulator and packager with a firm reputation as a leader with innovative, high performance products. Our primary focus is the manufacturing of professional grade chemical products, including our New Patent Pending Brake Cleaner Formula, for the Automotive Aftermarket focusing on the DIY and DIFM marketplace. We are also the premier private labeler for comprehensive Category Management solutions. So whether you are looking for brake cleaner, carb cleaner, engine degreaser, glass cleaner or fuel additives - the Zep Automotive family of automotive chemicals delivers the quality and performance you need at a value that will keep you ahead of your competition. Visit our website at Follow us on Twitter @ZepAutomotive, on Facebook and on Youtube.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2013 net sales of approximately $690 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets. We are focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation ("MRO") market, which together now comprise approximately 60% of our revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical. We market these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional®, Zep Automotive®, Enforcer®, Misty®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, Country Vet®, Original Bike Spirits®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands. Founded in 1937, some of Zep Inc.'s brands have been in existence since 1896. Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit our website at Follow us on Twitter: @ZepInc.


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