Charlotte, North Carolina — November 13, 2014 — Deb Group has announced the introduction of a complete line of heavy-duty hand cleaners designed specifically for the automotive aftermarket industry.
KrestoGT products are formulated to protect, clean and restore techniciansâ€™ hands. It contains natural, biodegradable scrubbers without harsh solvents or sharp scrubber materials.
Occupational dermatitis is an issue in the automotive environment, where workers rely on their hands and often cannot wear personal protective equipment like gloves. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 40 percent of workers will suffer from occupational dermatitis at some point in their working life. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that approximately 50 percent of all working time lost to industrial illness is due to dermatitis, which can result in an average of two months away from work. This can have a huge impact on shop productivity and profitability.
â€œThe Automotive industry is flooded with a multitude of low-quality hand cleaners,â€ says Michael Bogdanski, CEO of Deb in North America. â€œThese cleaners are often formulated with heavy and dangerous solvents like petroleum distillates and harsh scrubbing particles like pumice that may severely irritate and damage the skin. Additionally, some service repair professionals use technical solvents like thinners or even kerosene to remove tough materials from their hands, which not only break down the skin, but contain toxins that can be harmful to the body.
â€œThe new KrestoGT range features heavy-duty hand cleaning products that are free of petroleum distillates, contain skin-friendly scrubbers and VOC compliant ingredients. As such KrestoGT products are extremely effective and safe for cleaning and protecting workersâ€™ hands,â€ he adds.
The company says its new KrestoGT line will offer high performance skin care products for the automotive industry. New products include KrestoGT Orange Boost and KrestoGT Cherry Turbo. The formulations are available in gallon, half gallon, two litre cartridge and wipe formats that address the removal of a broad range of automotive contaminants. KrestoGT Paint Shop is designed to remove extra tough soils such as paint, tar and adhesives.
The KrestoGT line of products will be available for purchase beginning in January 2015.
For more information, please visit www.KrestoGT.com.