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Arrow Solutions signs up global customers for its new, safer corrosion preventative product
Industry's growing desire for non-hazardous products that still offer the same performance is driving the introduction of a major product update by one of the UK's leading manufacturers of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals.
Arrow Solutions, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, has launched Shield NF this week as its new corrosion-preventative, dewatering and light lubricant solution and has already signed up a number of customers from across the automotive, aerospace, rail and oil and gas sectors.
Significant investment has been channeled into updating the firm's hugely popular and approved Shield solution, with the new formula importantly now classified as non-flammable and able to remove a number of environmental and health and safety hazards in the workplace.
It has been developed to provide excellent thin film corrosion prevention and can be used to de-water and flush away residues of oil, grease and other contaminants, whilst also acting as a deep penetrant into threads and mechanisms.
Management at the Moira-based firm are expecting demand to be high, with estimates predicting that over 10,000 litres will be in operation by the end of 2019.
"Shield NF is being introduced in response to the growing demand from our customers for environmentally friendly and safer products," explains Jeremy Moore, product manager at Arrow Solutions.
"There are a lot of social, financial and environmental pressures on industry to remove the use of hazardous goods and this will only increase with the prospect of new legislation coming into play. Our R&D team have come up with a solution that is no longer classified as hazardous, yet still gives the same level of corrosion prevention as the previous Shield formula.
"It is directly suited to manufacturing companies that are producing hundreds of thousands of parts every year and we are already in talks with a number of global businesses on setting up trials both in the UK and overseas.
"We also believe that it highlights our consultative approach where we spend time understanding the client's issues and then look at ways we can overcome them by working together and utilising our individual strengths."
Shield NF, which has been salt spray tested for 100 hours, offers a number of new benefits from the previous formula, including reduced evaporation, reduced cost-in-use and low odour.
It also offers enhanced corrosion prevention and is a rapid moisture displacer, with the product available in five and 20 litre containers and in a 500ml trigger spray, removing the need for costly aerosol disposal.
A major launch campaign is underway to promote the product improvements and features new web pages, social media activity, product video and a number of demonstration days where companies can see the product in action at its Leicestershire base.
"We are planning on marketing Shield NF to both our existing customers and also new ones that may not have used Arrow previously...Europe, Russia and the Middle East all offer significant potential and we have strong distributor agreements already in place in each of these territories," explains Jeremy.
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6th June 2019