Klein Tools Introduces New Line of High-Performance Specialty Chemicals

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL - June 2008 - Klein Tools recently introduced its new line of high-performance specialty chemicals including contact cleaners, firestop caulk, room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone sealants, lubricants, and wasp and hornet spray.

For use in a variety of work environments, Klein® chemicals are VOC (volatile organic compound) compliant and high dielectric. Color-coded can tops and icons allow for positive identification and selection of chemicals for specific applications. The new line includes:

o Firestop Caulk - Its cured red silicone rubber composition provides excellent performance stability and a pressure-tight seal that prevents the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases through service penetrations. A patented char composite contains graphite, which expands when exposed to temperatures in excess of 300 F (150 C). The cartridge fits manual or air-operated caulking guns and is suitable for AB/PVC, flexible foam insulated copper pipe, PEX process and supply tubing penetrations, metallic pipe and electrical cable penetrations.
o Wasp and Hornet Spray - A 20-foot, high-pressure, non-flammable fogging system provides effective use on entire nests and ends re-infestation. Instant freeze action enables quick knockdown for use on either outdoor or indoor nests, as the liquid propellant instantly evaporates and causes a drop in temperature that paralyzes insects immediately. Spray distance and pressure remains constant throughout the life of the can.
o Multi-Purpose Penetrant Lubricant - For use on screws, tools, motors, hinges, bearings, gears, relays, starters and generators, the lubricant penetrates through rust and corrosion and quickly loosens frozen nuts and bolts to ensure free and easy movement. Its residual anti-corrosive film leaves treated surfaces protected, while moisture is displaced in wet electrical systems to create a waterproof film that inhibits corrosion and electrical discharge. The all-purpose, non-flammable, non-conductive, and non-chlorinated spray features a 39,000 volt dielectric strength, and is safe around most plastic and paint.
o Dielectric Silicone Grease - The translucent white, grease-like silicone paste maintains flexibility of natural and synthetic rubbers, vinyls, plastics, rubber or plastic O-rings. Its moisture-proof seal suits aircraft, automotive and marine ignition systems and spark plug connections, waterproof electrical connections, electrical assemblies and terminals. The automatic dispensing can and nozzle allow for even and uniform application to eliminate waste, mess and lumps.
o Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive - Available in a low odor and a general purpose formulation, the clear RTV silicone adhesive is packaged in an automatic dispensing can with nozzle. The adhesive's gel-like, single component material cures to a rubbery solid when exposed to moisture in the air. Resistant to ultra-violet light, the silicone will not sag, slump or run off, and adheres to metal, glass, most types of oily wood, vulcanized silicone rubber, silicone resins, natural and synthetic fibers, ceramic, paper and many painted or plastic surfaces.
o Electrical Cable and Equipment Cleaner - Effective on circuit boards, controls, switches and relays, the non-flammable, non-conductive, non-carcinogenic cleaner evaporates quickly without leaving residue. For use in cleaning oxidation, dust and light oils from electrical equipment, it will not corrode metals or degrade plastics.
o Multi-Purpose Cleaner-Degreaser - For use in industrial and maintenance cleaning on grime, grease, lubrication fluids, silicone, tars, adhesives and fluxes, the specially formulated solvent evaporates without leaving residue. Non-conductive, non-corrosive, and non-staining, it is suitable for use in electrical maintenance as a replacement for 1,1,1-trichloroethane, but dries slower.

"With VOC compliant and high dielectric features, Klein's new line of chemical products provide efficient cleaning and repair in a wide array of maintenance environments," says Judy Levine, product manager, Klein Tools. "The addition of the chemicals is an excellent complement to Klein's well known line of wire pulling lubricants and Klein Kleaners® hand cleaners."

Klein Tools celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2007. Founder and blacksmith Mathias Klein forged the first-known U.S.-made pliers in Chicago, 1857. Since then, Klein Tools has become the leading manufacturer of a variety of hand tools and occupational protective equipment. For more information on Klein Tools, please contact: Klein Tools, P.O. Box 1418, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-1418. Phone: (800) 553-4676. Fax: (847) 478-0625. E-mail: marketing@kleintools.com. www.kleintools.com.

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