Have you seen this new Surf-ACE Compound 100gm trial pack?

Surf-ACE trial pack contains P-12 Xtra and P-40 XTRA

Yes, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…
Surf-ACE Compounds are the ultimate paint rectification combination whether your sector is automotive, marine, aero or industry.

Now, unless you use a Surf-ACE Compound, how will you know?

Don’t just trust us and the fabulous customer feedback we get. Try them yourself.

We’ve packaged two “trial-size” (100gm) bottles of Surf-ACE Compounds so you can get your hands on the product and see for yourself.

P-12 XTRA is a heavy-cut compound that quickly and easily removes paintwork/gelcoat imperfections and heavy oxidisation in the shortest time, delivering a unique depth of gloss and mirror like finish.

P-40XTRA Ultra-fine finishing glaze is engineered for final finish polishing to remove holograms, swirls and light defects.

Now, whether you compound cars, boats, planes or furniture, you have no excuse to see for yourself how fabulous Surf-ACE compound really are.

Ask your distributor for a trial pack – If you don’t know or have a distributor contact us here and we’ll let you know where your nearest one is.

Surf-ACE sample box showing contents and leaflet

Read the data sheets for P-12 Xtra compound here and for P-40 Xtra here

Order code for the trial pack: #70000EU

Zirconite ZG-365 - Graphene-infused Sprayable Automotive Protective Coating

Zirconite ZG-365 in action

Delivering 365 days’ protection against dirt, grime and weathering, ZIRCONITE ZG-365 can be used on paintwork and other hard surfaces, such as plastic trims and wheels, offering effortless maintenance to keep them in pristine condition.

The product has been developed in collaboration with The University of Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) (, renowned for its pioneering work in the research and development of graphene for commercial applications.

Concept Chemicals engaged with the University through the GEIC’s Bridging the Gap scheme [], an EU-funded programme that provides support for businesses in the Greater Manchester area to develop innovative products using graphene and other so-called 2D materials.

ZIRCONITE ZG-365’s graphene-infused formulation provides an exceptionally high-slip gloss finish when applied to a vehicle’s exterior surfaces, helping to maintain and enhance the dramatic and magical ‘Lotus-Leaf’ water beading effect; repelling water and dirt build up.

At just one atom thick, graphene possesses material qualities and characteristics unmatched by any other material, including super-high strength (200 times stronger than steel), light weight and transparency.
Zirconite ZG-365 simply mists on and buffs off to leave a tough, gloss finish, with the coating rapidly curing to form a strong chemical bond to automotive paintwork and other hard substrates.

Used as a standalone coating or as a “booster” spray for other Zirconite coatings, ZG-365 is quick and easy to use for both the professional and enthusiast.
Zirconite ZG-365 can be layered within 3 mins of original application to further boost scratch and abrasion resistance.

Available in a 200ml (6.76 fl.oz.) eco-friendly, non-pressurized spray dispenser, Zirconite ZG-365 can be used to coat and protect several cars.

Check out the data sheet here

Brand merchandise – be part of the team!

Concept merchandise brochure

Just some of the Concept merchandise available

There are lots of reasons people wear branded clothing and use merchandise:

To show your love for the product.

Because the merchandise works and is cost-effective.

Because, sometimes, it’s free.

Often, it’s to show people you are part of an ever growing professional “Team”.

Whatever the reason, now’s your opportunity to ask your distributor for some of Concept Chemicals merchandise available in all four fabulous brands.

From beanies and polos, right through to coasters and tote bags.

Download the brochure from here to see what’s available.

Wear the brands you use with pride.




Unusual uses for Concept products: Wind turbine blade cleaning

Huge wind turbine blades

Why would one want to clean wind turbine blades?
They are out in the in open air, they get rained on, they have “slippery” surfaces.

Surely they don’t get that dirty?

Well, they do, and cleaning them regularly is all in the name of efficiency and recovering lost energy output.

One of the issues is dust accumulation causing roughness of the blade surface, resulting in power loss. Another one is industrial fallout/iron deposits. Not obvious but think about it… industrial fall-out can be carried for miles from the source and turbines are tall things meant to catch the wind and, as a consequence, the stuff it carries along.

A wind turbine blade cleaning company (yep, there are such things – who knew) was looking for a product that would help clean the blades and get rid of industrial fall-out efficiently.

We like to think he was having a chat in the pub to some friends and mentioned the problem to them – one of whom was a Concept Chemicals user and recommended he try Indigo-10. (Our paintwork & exterior de-contaminant/fallout remover which is pH neutral, acid free, non-caustic and is multi-surface safe - being able to be used on all vehicle exterior surfaces such as paintwork, plastics, glass, chrome etc.)

However he actually found out about it, his company tried the product and was totally sold on its performance.

Available in 5L, 25L AND 200Litre drums (for those, you know, big jobs…)

Check out the data sheet : Just click on these blue words.

XPERT-60 Liquid Shield helps cable cars survive harsh working environments.

An Alps based world-class cable car gondola manufacturer and installer, recently introduced a further step in its highly specialised gondola refurbishment and maintenance programme.

That extra step is an application of Xpert-60 Liquid Shield to refurbished and repainted gondola surfaces.

You might think alpine cable-car gondolas have an easy time of it – just trundling up and down all day in nice weather (after all, they are not in use when conditions are severe).

But you’d be wrong.

Not only are they exposed to extremes of temperature - baking harsh sun with harmful UV rays not filtered out by the thinner atmosphere at altitude. They also have to endure night temperatures that plummet well below zero degrees - and that’s in good weather. When the weather gets nasty things only get worse for the gondolas…whirling snowstorms throw dust, dirt and icicle sharp particles against glistening paintwork reducing the overall length of time gondolas look pristine.

Naturally, the gondolas get cleaned regularly but, in reality, that only makes things worse. All that accumulated dirt and dust gets ground into the paint, acting like sandpaper – no matter how careful they are.

After exhaustive tests instigated by Concepts distributor, the company decided the application of XPERT-60 Liquid Shield provide a true barrier against the elements, extending the in-work life of the gondolas they produce.

Not only does Xpert-60 Liquid Shield help slow down the degradation of paintwork by UV rays, the nano-barrier it creates also aids in maintenance cleaning by not allowing dirt and other debris to stick in the first place. Xpert-60 Liquid Shield is used on the whole gondola: paintwork, glass and plastics to provide long-term protection from “environmentally” originated damage

As it is extremely simple in application, the company has now incorporated Xpert-60 Liquid Shield as part of its customer delivery process.

Concept Chemicals Brands on YouTube!

Want hints and tips on how to use Concepts’ various brands products to the best effect?
Want to know how Surf-ACE compounds compare to the market competition? Need to know how to remove graffiti from a car? Need training on how to apply Nano Glaze? Want to know how to clean a classic car engine?

Click these blue words and go to Concept Chemicals YouTube channel. You’ll get all of the above, and plenty more!

Updated regularly, there’s always something of interest whether you are a bodyshop professional, apply ceramic coating, clean cars for a living or are simply really, really interested and a bit of a “detailing nerd” – just like we are!

And, after you’ve watched the videos, are very impressed with the various products and want to buy some, but don’t know where from, contact us here, and we’ll let you know where your nearest distributor is.

Typhoon+ - a versatile TFR that’s environment friendly an aluminium safe

Typhoon+ is aluminium and plastic trim safeTYPHOON + is a unique, highly active, traffic-film remover which is not only caustic free but is also completely chrome/plastic window trim and aluminium safe!

More and more vehicles are being manufactured with aluminium trim and recycled plastics, don’t be fooled, just because it’s not shiny “chrome” and looks black – it could be aluminium or even recycled plastic!

Typhoon + is a powerful, trim-safe, caustic free cleaner for a complete range of cleaning tasks, from traffic-film removal to engine and general degreasing – it’s that good!

The high active ingredients are perfect for enhanced cleaning of all cars and commercial vehicles and can be used hot or cold with high or low-pressure spray.

The all-round excellent performance and versatility of Typhoon + is ideal for hi-end detailers, body shops, hauliers, truck rental sites, vehicle depots etc.

Concentrated economy with versatility,
Not just on vehicles! In the workshop/garage multitalented Typhoon + SAFELY removes oil, diesel, dirt etc. from concrete, tarmac and painted floors. and Typhoon + is environment friendly: the surfactant(s) contained in Typhoon + comply with the biodegradability criteria as laid down EC regulations.

Product code: 102. To read the data sheet click these blue words

Surf-ACE Compounds now available in handy pack size!

New 250ml Surf-ACE Compounds handy pack size

We all know just how good Surf-ACE compounds are, we get told all the time by our users!

Whether it’s automotive, marine, aero or industrial, award-winning Surf-ACE Xtra compounds are used by vehicle OEM suppliers on production lines and in crash repair centres throughout Europe. They are also widely utilised in the highly exacting marine and aircraft refinishing sectors where they prove themselves daily

So, what’s new?
250ml pack sizes – that’s what. The new pack size for Surf-ACE Xtra compounds came about after market research by Concept Chemicals and customer feedback - certain markets were keen to see a smaller pack size. So we delivered!

The 250ml size has a few advantages that are immediately obvious:

• It’s handy – obviously – the pack is not as heavy to handle as larger sizes, it can be put in an apron or overall pocket, ready for use by the operator without having to search for where they placed it down.

• If you are a new user of Surf-ACE compounds it gives you an opportunity to try the products and see if they fit with your workflow.

• The 250ml pack has enough to compound a medium size car – so there is no wastage.

Are the 250ml compounds a different formulation to the large pack sizes?
Nope. They are exactly the same. Same ease-of-use, same wonderful performance, same everything - except smaller and of course not the same price!

Need to know who stocks Surf-ACE Compounds near you? Or if you would like more information please contact us here for details.

Order codes for the NEW 250ml Packs:
250ml P-12 XTRA Compound - #713250
250ml P-15 XTRA Compound - #710250
250ml P-40 XTRA Compound - #711250

Concept redeploys manufacturing plant to produce hand sanitisers and infection control products, joining the fight against Covid-19

Hand hygiene remains at the forefront of mind for millions throughout the world as experts continue to reinforce its critical role in curbing the spread of diseases.

“This is an unprecedented time in world healthcare. We knew we had to do something to assist and help our customers, so we have pivoted our manufacturing space to create much needed product” says David Stockfis, Managing Director of Concept.

Concept has quickly produced a W.H.O. (World Health Organisation) approved hand sanitiser formulation available in small dispensers and bulk packs. Able to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria, the “no-water-required” liquid is helping in the ongoing fight.

As well as manufacturing the W.H.O. approved liquid, Concept is also producing a -Sanitiser Hand Gel (with ethanol 70% active) for those who prefer to use a fast drying “gel” rather than a liquid.

Vanquish, another new product being produced, which is EN 1276 & 13697 & 1650 Certified, – is a ready-to-use, sprayable, food-safe, multi-surface liquid that provides an anti-bacterial disinfectant and cleaning action across all washable hard surfaces, killing 99.999% of harmful germs and bacteria.

Automechanika Shangai 2018 a great success

Concept stand at Shanghai Automechanika 2018
China continues to be an important and growing market for UK automotive – the Chinese vehicle market is the largest in the world at 24.4 million units annually and its significance is only likely to increase. This is paired with Automechanika Shanghai being Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services.

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders) brought together 10 companies including for the first time, Concept Chemicals & Coatings, on the UK pavilion at Automechanika Shanghai. With over 140,000 visitors from 142 countries coming along to the show, Automechanika has once again proven to be a very busy and successful event for UK delegates.

Significant attention was paid to all four Concept brands by business principals who were seeking out the very latest automotive technical/chemical products and problem solving solutions being manufactured in Great Britain

Britain's long established reputation for innovation and for the manufacturer of the highest quality products undoubtedly carries a significant pull.

A high level of interest in particular was shown in the world-first technology that has been developed by Concept under its Surf-ACE brand, to create P-15 XTRA Compound using unique DRA™ (Dynamic Response Abrasion) chemistry with micro-precision oxides.

Enquiries for all Concept brands were taken from over 4 continents!