Cataclean, the engine care product, is now being sold in bottles using a new technology which has been specifically designed to eliminate evaporation and prevent odour leakage. With the majority of these products being sold through the nation’s main motor factors, these changes offer an important USP.
Cataclean, a patented fuel and exhaust system cleaner, contains solvents that break down deposits in fuel delivery systems formed by oxidation and polymerisation of hydrocarbon. The result is an increase in the catalyst’s ability to remove harmful exhaust emissions and prevent the DPF from clogging.
Using an innovative coextruded technology, sourced from a small manufacturer in France, the new bottles are stronger and lighter than the previous model, with an improved three-layer design and Polyamide six barrier-layer to eliminate any potential evaporation. The new bottle has been certified for group II SG 1.2 freestanding approval making it unique in the automotive sector, Cataclean has registered the design for both the new bottle and tooling.
The redesign took the company approximately nine months to complete from beginning to end and cost around £30,000. However, the company believes the benefits achieved by using this new COEX technology are well-worth the investment.
Commenting on the decision to modify the bottle design, Cataclean’s Corporate Development Director, Graham Fraser, says, “We identified the new coextruded bottle technology while developing our 3 and 5L workshop bottles. We felt confident this offered a solution to the common issue of evaporation and product wastage experienced with a lot of stored products. Motor factors will be aware of the odour emitting from bottles, which in turn indicates volume loss in the long- term. With this new COEX technology we’re now able to ensure the full contents of our bottles remains well and truly sealed in.”
The newly designed bottles also come with new labelling and colour-coded caps, making it easier to differentiate between the products suitable for petrol and diesel engines. The revised toppers are consistent with the colour-coding convention used for petrol pump nozzles in garage forecourts. Bottles of Cataclean Liquid Science, for petrol engines, now have green caps, while the Cataclean Diesel bottles now sport black caps.
By constantly looking for new ways to design and improve its product range, Cataclean has come up with a solution to combat the issue of odour leakage and undesired volume loss which, ultimately, benefits everyone along the supply chain.