January 2009 – June 2019
Dating back to 2009, the company has been working closely with Vibraglaz UK on its ground-breaking project to develop a 100% recycled glass-based mass finishing media for surface cleaning deburring, super-finishing and polishing of metal components. This case study explains what our role has been and what Vibraglaz UK asked from us.
Vibraglaz asked us to develop a range of sustainable eco-friendly cleaners, degreaser, polishers and anti-foams that align with the environmental credentials of the cutting compound.
In parallel, we assisted Vibraglaz UK with creating a modern brand for both our chemicals and its media, using our in-house design team. In April 2017, Vibraglaz UK launched its media alongside our dual branded (Vibraglaz UK & Qualkem) ferrous and non-ferrous cleaning additives. Vibraglaz UK became our first official Customkem Partner.
Ivan Anketell-Clifford’s influential involvement in the project saw him invited as an Industry Partner onto a Government funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Project led by Liverpool John Moores University into “Process Design for the next Generation Mass Finishing Technologies”. Ivan’s close working relationship with LJMU and the ESPRC project has allowed our chemical additives to be independently tested and approved.
“A forward-thinking company, but still maintaining traditional values. Friendly and helpful staff make the company a pleasure to deal with”
S. Vaughan, Director, Vibraglaz UK Ltd