• 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.

  • Frozen & Refrigerated Warehouse Floor Cleaners

    Through R&D and field-testing, KO Chemists have developed a safer, more effective cleaner for cold storage freezer & refrigerated warehouses.  These unique formulas are non-poisonous and meets USDA standards.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.   Or call (800) 777-7627 ext. 122

  • Truck Washing or Fleet Washing?

    From pressure washing to fully automated truck wash systems, KO has the products and expertise to help keep you cleaning profitably.  Look for our recent flyer in the mail or CLICK HERE FOR THE TRUCK WASH MAILER. 

    Contact KO’s Fleet Cleaning Expert, Tim Kelley today! 
    Phone:  800-777-7627 ext. 122
    Cell:  417-839-8900
  • Carwash Glossary

    Carwashes and distributors alike might find this helpful.  Here is a very extensive list of terms and their meanings exclusively for the carwash industry.  KO uses this Glossary to help train employees and distributors.  CARWASH GLOSSARY  (click to download)

  • Check out KO’s New Website

    This new website has many upgrades including: 

    • Up-to-date product and industry news – come see what KO is up to, learn about new products, and review industry news!  

    • An enhanced Distributor Toolbox – this is an excellent resource for Distributors to access MSDS and marketing material 24/7.

    • Links to Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

    • An all new Distributor Locator – looking to buy KO product?  Send us your info and KO will find a Distributor in your area.  Plus much more!

    Have a look around and let us know what you think.  You are welcome to stay as long as you would like.  Thanks for visiting!