Leading cleaning and sanitation products maker,
) has launched its latest Kay Heated Soak Tank Program for quick
service restaurants (QSR). The program efficiently removes
carbonized soils from cookware items such as pots, pans, and
utensils among others. It is a superior substitute for corrosive
products that are used in standard cleaning procedures.
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The stainless steel tank has a capacity of 40 gallons and can be
rolled and placed under countertops or prep tables. The
uniqueness of the Kay QSR Heated Soak Tank Concentrate solution
lies in the fact that it combines heat with Ecolab's strong
aluminum-safe chemistry, which allows for easier cleaning in much
lesser time. Plastic wares or less soiled cookware take about 15
minutes to an hour to be cleaned in the Heated Soak Tank, while
highly carbonized utensils take about 72 hours or less to be
cleaned (compared to 5 to 6 days in traditional cold soak
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Ecolab serves the foodservice, food and
beverage processing, healthcare and hospitality markets. We are
encouraged by the company's efforts in bringing new technologies
into the market.
Ecolab's Global Specialty segment, comprising Kay's global quick
service business, grew 13% year over year in terms of constant
currencies in the first quarter of 2013. The global quick service
sales grew nearly at a double-digit rate in the quarter.
Geographically, Asia-Pacific sales benefited from improvement in
footfall in the quick service restaurants. Additionally, the U.S.
and Latin America recorded solid gains, and Europe experienced
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