News

  • KO INTRODUCES INFINITY

    KO Manufacturing, Inc. introduces the all new Infinity™ Blend Center and Infinity™ product line.  This two-part cleaning process delivers an unsurpassed level of cleaning power and show for the carwash industry.  Contact your KO sales representative or download the Infinity Brochure for more details.  More information to follow.

  • SOUTHWEST CAR WASH ASSOCIATION

    KO will be exhibiting at the 2014 Southwest Car Wash Association Convention and Expo in Arlington, TX on February 23 – 24.  Our sales staff will be launching two new chemical lines specifically formulated for the carwash industry, so come by and see us at booth #828.

  • OSHA CHANGES COMING…

    Make sure your company is ready and conforms to GHS.  Here are a couple informative pieces of literature that may help:

    ghs faq

    ghs-timeline

  • 18 Sep

    CETA Bound

    CETA Bound

    The KO team will be exhibiting at the 2013 CETA Powerclean trade show in Las Vegas, NV on September 23-24 at the Red Rock Casino & Resort.  Come by and see us in booth #514.  We look forward to seeing you!

  • KO’S CAR WASH TRAINING SEMINAR

    KO was proud to recently hold a car wash training seminar for over 30 Kum & Go managers representing Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.  The location of this seminar was at KO’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, MO.   KO covered all the critical aspects of running and maintaining a successful car wash.  These items included chemicals, inventory control, delivery, service, and marketing.  KO would like to thank Kum & Go for their participation as well as Lee Nowlin with Vehicle Wash Systems, Inc. in Tulsa, OK.

  • New Carwash Presoak

    KO has recently released an all new presoak and it is getting great reviews from carwash operators.  Storm™ Presoak is a superb liquid cleaner formulated specifically for carwashing.  This unique blend of builders, chelators, and surfactants quickly penetrates and removes tough road soils.  Storm™ Presoak is ideal for removing tough road film from cars, trucks & trailers, heavy equipment, fleet vehicles, or any other surface that needs a tough cleaner.  This formula is excellent in hard water conditions.  Contact your KO representative or CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Chemical Cost Calculator Now Available

    Attention:  KO Sales Team,  Technical Representatives, and Distributor Network

    Calculating and analyzing chemical costs are critically important, however can be time-consuming and confusing.  Introducing KO’s all-new Chemical Cost Calculator available now online.  This powerful new tool allows KO’s staff and Distributor Partners to calculate the chemical cost per usable gallon and the chemical cost per application for a given product within seconds.  Once a calculation is made, users can simply email or print the computation with a click of a button.  A quick reference chart is also available that displays usable gallon costs at the various dilution ratios that are most common in the car and truck washing industry.  Login to the Distributor Toolbox to access this market-specific tool and begin calculating chemical costs easier and faster than ever!

  • New Titration Charts Now Available

    All-new, updated titration charts are now available in the Distributor Toolbox section of KO’s website.  Distributors and sales representatives need to simply login to gain access to these documents.  These titration charts are useful tools for determining approximate dilution values.  Hard copies and titration kits are available upon request.  Contact your KO representative for more information. 

    Also, be looking for KO’s brand new CHEMICAL COST CALCULATOR coming soon…  This customized, market-specific calculator will be an excellent resource for all KO technical representatives in the field to easily calculate cost per usable gallon as well as chemical cost per application.

  • The truth about ABF

    Ammonium bifluoride (also referred to as ABF) is often found in wheel cleaners, wall cleaners, and products used for cleaning and etching metals before they are further processed.  The marketing of ABF as a safe alternative to acids such as hydrofluoric acid (HF) is not uncommon.  Here is an interesting article from the KO ARCHIVE published in the Professional Carwashing & Detailing trade publication titled, The Truth about Ammonium Bifluoride.  It is dated January, 2001 but is still very relevant today.  It highlights the hidden dangers and flawed marketing strategies of ABF.

  • Eco-Friendly – ULTRA™ Green Cleaner

    Looking for a cost effective Simple Green™ alternative?  Ultra™ is our most environmentally friendly all-purpose cleaner and degreaser designed for a number of industries and applications. It is a mixture of synthetic detergents, solvents, sequestrants and corrosion inhibitors which act together to handle many types of soils. Ultra’s unique formula makes it safe for nearly all surfaces, including highly polished aluminum.  This product  is biodegradable, VOC exempt, non-toxic, non-butyl, phosphate-free, contains no phenols, & non-hazardous.  Call (800) 777-SOAP (7627) or CLICK HERE for more information.

    Simple Green™ is a registered trademark of Sunshine Makers, Inc.