Chemical Cleaning Products

Mon, 25 January 2016

Across the vast seas and oceans of our planet, across the North Atlantic and the fjords of Norway there are thousands of vessels pursuing different missions. The Commercial cargo container ships that carry our essential items, the luxury passenger cruise liners, the military boats that protect our borders and the small fishing boats that purvey the bays and inlets of South-east Asia. All these vessels, despite their differences have one common interest. The necessity for cleanliness, on-board sanitation and ship maintenance.

Industrial chemicals are a vital part of the maritime sector especially when they are used in a way that prioritises environmental preservation and safe chemical disposal. 

In wake of this, global maritime suppliers Solarglide are pleased to announce a partnership with Vecom Marine chemicals which will see the Newcastle-based company become the official UK & Ireland distributor for this well-known chemicals brand.


Maria Vatsakis, International Sales at Vecom Chemicals said: “Of course, the environmental factor can be a challenge to Vecom. Therefore, 90% of Vecom’s research and development capacity is dedicated towards achieving environmentally friendly products.”

Maria continued: “Vecom Chemicals is a family owned business itself. We acknowledge family owned companies are dedicated to high quality products and service, its clients, staff and network and has a foresight for maintaining long-term partnerships, they always strive for innovation and improvement and to maintain their position in growing and new markets.”

“Solarglide fit these desirable attributes and value similar things to Vecom. With this in mind, it makes Solarglide a great choice to distribute Vecom products in the UK and Ireland.”

The announcement arrives on the back of a successful year for Solarglide, a year which has seen the company grow their product range while developing, growing and innovating in all areas of their business.

Solarglide was founded in 2008 by Managing Director Paul Pringle. The company manufactures and distributes maritime navigational products such as windshield wipers, curtains, blinds and bridge solar screens. After becoming experts in their field Solarglide are set to use their 40 years of experience in the maritime sector to promote and supply Vecom Chemicals throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Managing Director, Paul Pringle said: “It is essential that vessel machinery and offshore environments are maintained to the highest possible standards. Vecom is a premium brand which is trusted throughout the international maritime sector. I am very excited that Solarglide has been chosen to be Vecom’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of chemicals.’

Solarglide currently stock over 40 different chemical products, ranging from coatings, electro cleaners, marine cleaners to waste water treatments and rust removers that are essential for the maintenance and upkeep of all vessels.

Maria continued to say: “Chemicals are important as they are required for cleaning, maintenance and treatment of tanks, engine rooms, boilers, cooling systems, decks, accommodation and galley areas of the ship. Some of our top selling products are: NCT Air Cooler Cleaner, GP Degreaser Ecoclean, FOT Sludge dispersant, FOT Microzyme sewage Ecosperse, and C-Clean Eco.

The team at Solarglide acknowledges and respects the limitations and obstructions related to bulk-buying such as storage space and storage costs. In response to this Solarglide offer a unique and admirable Subscribe & Save service that ensures customers save money and storage space whilst eliminating the possibility of stock shortages.

Solarglide store chemicals on behalf of the customer who can then call off their order in smaller batches. This unique service allows buyers to order at short notice saving valuable and costly storage space.

Furthermore, the chemicals are prepared and shipped by Solarglide’s ADR accredited team who work within strict IS09001:2008 guidelines. The team is headed up by CEO, Mike Pringle who is a qualified and trusted chemical engineer.

As a company Solarglide not only values professionalism, and innovation but also acknowledges and is proud of the fact that they are a family business working with both local and international brands to supply high-quality maritime supplies and chemicals.

For more information on the products and chemicals Solarglide sell, visit or call +44 191 597 0543.

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