Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Holchem

Blog | 21 December 2021

Christmas is nearly upon us and we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

 

We all know that this year has been another challenging one however we are indebted to our wonderful team who have worked tirelessly all year and to our customers who have faced some testing times and come through them.

 

We are closed for business on 27th and 28th December and 3rd January.  In case of emergencies please contact your local Technical Sales Consultant.

 

The temperature is set to drop over the next week or so and it’s important to remember how to work safely with chemicals during the colder months.

  • If chemicals are stored outside, they can be affected by cold weather such that they become more viscous or may even freeze; for example, some caustic detergents may freeze at +12°C. 
    Some long cling foams may be damaged if they freeze and ideally such chemicals should be stored above +5°C. 
  • If chemicals are stored outside in heated vessels/bulk tanks etc, please ensure that these lagged, heating and pumping systems are inspected/serviced prior to potential cold weather. 
  • Please also ensure that chemicals are brought into the factory and acclimatised to factory temperature before use to ensure accurate dosing and dilution.