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WVT Industries and Innovis join forces to accelerate growth in the cleaning chemicals and disinfectant industry

{ 8 mei, 2020 }

WVT Industries, a fast-growing company specializing in research, development, production and sales of industrial cleaning and disinfectant products, announces the acquisition of Innovis, a leading Brussels-based supplier of cleaning and disinfectant products distributed under the well-known ‘DIPP Professional’ brand to the professional kitchen and food wholesale segment.  Both companies, WVT Industries and Innovis, are active in the cleaning and disinfectant industry which is currently at the heart of contributing to the fight against COVID-19.

With this transaction, WVT Industries confirms its previously announced intention to grow focused and more quickly by expanding geographically and strengthening its presence in complementary market segments. This transaction has been completed with the support of Sofindev, WVT Industries’ financial and strategic partner.

Since its creation in 2007, Innovis has become the reference in the supply of high quality hygiene products to the small to medium professional kitchens, with a leading market position in Belgium and a growing market presence in France and the Netherlands.  Innovis’ main end-customers are food specialist retailers like bakeries, butchers, snack bars, hotels and restaurants,.. and to a lesser extent industrial customers in the automotive, construction and maritime sectors.  Innovis was able to achieve this unique market position, thanks to its portfolio of high-quality products, its intense marketing-driven approach and its strong customer intimacy.

Ward Van Thielen, managing director and founder of WVT Industries::

This acquisition is perfectly in line with WVT Industries’ growth strategy and ambition to become a leading European player in cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, by further expanding our range and internationalizing our business. Innovis is a fast-growing company that focuses on quality products & customer intimacy, which is fully in line with our vision. With the acquisition of Innovis, we strengthen our presence in another niche market. The complementarity between WVT Industries and Innovis is strong, as well as the common values and growth ambitions we share. We are very pleased to join forces with Tom and his Innovis team, and combining the best of both companies. Innovis is the second acquisition of WVT Industries in 18 months, after the acquisition of the Dutch company StarMarine Chemicals, and the first acquisition since Sofindev’s investment in WVT Industries in May 2019. This acquisition is also perfectly in line with our strategy to achieve a healthy balance between organic and acquisitive growth.

Tom Hochepied, co-shareholder and managing director of Innovis::

“I am excited to conclude this partnership because of the great complementarity between both companies as well as the growth opportunities and synergies that will be generated from this combination. We take this opportunity to join the WVT Industries platform and are convinced that we have found the right partner to help us achieve our strong growth ambitions in our market. This evolution allows Innovis to further focus on product quality, innovation and customer service, while relying on the strong expertise and experience of WVT Industries.”  

Jan Camerlynck, Partner Sofindev:

“The Sofindev team is very proud of what we have achieved together with Ward Van Thielen and the WVT Team over the past year in terms of transformation and growth. We would also like to thank Tom Hochepied and the shareholders of Innovis for entrusting WVT Industries as the new home for Innovis and we welcome them as shareholder of WVT Group. This is a great step in our ambitious development plan and we look forward to further supporting WVT Industries and Innovis’ journey towards growth.”

About WVT Industries

WVT Industries was formed in 1997 by Ward Van Thielen and quickly grew into a leading player in the European industrial cleaning and disinfectant market.

WVT Industries’ customer portfolio consists mainly of European companies from various industry sectors: from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries to the automotive sector, aviation, metal industry, marine, waste processing and transport. WVT Industries offers its customers an extensive range of safe and ecologically (environmentally) responsible industrial cleaning and disinfectant agents.

In 2018, WVT Industries completed its first acquisition by acquiring the Dutch company StarMarine Chemicals. StarMarine Chemicals has 35 years of expertise in marine cleaning chemicals, water treatment, tank cleaning agents and other products for the maritime industry.

About WVT Industries: www.wvt.be, www.starmarine.nl and www.dipp.eu

 

About Sofindev:

Sofindev is an established player in the Benelux private equity market, investing in small and medium sized companies since 1991, with the objective to drive growth and professionalism and the mission to be the preferred partner of ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams.

WVT Industries is the most recent and last investment of Sofindev IV. Other investments are Fedrus International (production and trade of specialty building materials for roof and façade), Geodynamics (fleet management and time registration software for mobile workers), Novy (cooker hoods), Group Claes (specialty wholesaler to the food retail and food processing sectors), Companyweb (online business and credit information provider) and Mabo-Lifting (specialised forklifts). Sofindev IV sold its participation in House of Talents (HR services for shortage occupations) in February 2019.

At the end of 2019, Sofindev closed a new fund, Sofindev V, backed by the same investors as the previous Sofindev IV fund, including the founders of Sofindev (Sofina and the Colruyt family through Korys) and a limited number of new investors. The Sofindev V fund has a fund size of 170 MEUR for platform investments in the Benelux.

About Sofindev: www.sofindev.be

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Huwa-San TR-3 – Desinfecteer oppervlakken en materialen: geregistreerd desinfectiemiddel en bewezen effectief ten opzichte van virussen.

{ 10 april, 2020 }

Veilig werken in tijden van corona?
Ontdek Huwa-San TR-3*

Ontsmet oppervlakken en materialen met dit kant-en-klaar desinfectiemiddel.

De maatregelen tegen de verspreiding van het corona-virus zullen hier nog wel even zijn. En maar goed ook! De veiligheid van jezelf en anderen waarborgen is de hoogste prioriteit in deze periode. Dat is geen simpele opgave: wist je dat het COVID-19 virus erg lang kan achterblijven op oppervlakken?

Daarom zetten we met WVT Industries volop in op onze lijn desinfectantia. Eén ervan is Huwa-San TR-3.
Dit kant en klaar, snelwerkend desinfectiemiddel is één van de meest efficiënte producten op de markt als het aankomt op het desinfecteren van oppervlakken en voorwerpen. Het kan gebruikt worden in een industriële omgeving, maar is zeker ook geschikt om vergaderruimtes, toetsenborden en andere kantoormaterialen te desinfecteren.

Ook in een voedingsomgeving kan dit product veilig ingezet worden. 

Bestellen kan via email (info@wvt.be), het onderstaand formulier of via telefoon (03 870 70 90)

Wat doet Huwa-San TR-3?

Je handen desinfecteren met Alco Gel 80 van WVT Industries is uiteraard het eerste dat je kan doen om je eigen veiligheid en die van anderen te verzekeren. Maar in een werkomgeving is dat niet altijd haalbaar. Je kan niet elke keer als je iets aanraakt je handen wassen. Bovendien heb je misschien niet genoeg beschermend materiaal voor iedereen. Huwa-San TR-3 is de oplossing.

Het doodt op een doeltreffende manier de aanwezige organismen, zoals bacteriën en virussen, op oppervlakken en werkmateriaal. Bovendien zorgt de zeer specifieke samenstelling van dit product ervoor dat er enkel water en zuurstof achterblijven op het oppervlak, zonder chemische restanten.

De voordelen van Huwa-San TR-3

Gemakkelijk in gebruik

Het product kan aangebracht worden met een spuitbus of vernevelaar.

Snelwerkende samenstelling

Huwa-San TR-3 doodt bacteriën, virussen en andere organismen aan een sneltempo. Meer info kan je vinden in dit document.

Geen opkuiswerk achteraf

Door de chemische samenstelling van Huwa-San TR-3 is er geen nazorg nodig. Na het inwerken kan je het middel simpelweg laten opdrogen.

Beschikbaar voor iedereen

Het product is beschikbaar in een verpakking van 5 liter. Ideaal om je omgeving voor een tijdje veilig te houden.

Hoe gebruik je Huwa-San TR-3?

Huwa-San TR-3 is zeer eenvoudig en veilig in gebruik. Deze ready-to-use oplossing is simpel aan te brengen door middel van een vernevelaar of een spuitfles met sproeikop. De nazorg is minimaal. Je kan de restanten simpelweg laten drogen aan de lucht. 

Hoeveel kost Huwa-San TR-3?

WVT Industries doet er alles aan om dit product beschikbaar te maken voor iedereen. Daarom is het product reeds verkrijgbaar in handige verpakkingen van 5L, voorzien van een handkraantje voor eenvoudig gebruik ten opzichte van de vernevelaar of spuitbus. Dit is voldoende om je omgeving voor een hele poos veilig te houden. 

*Huwa-San is een geregistreerde biocide en onderworpen aan bepaalde wetten en voorschriften per land. Gebruik biociden veilig. Lees het etiket zorgvuldig voor gebruik.

Verdere informatie over de werking en de impact van Huwa-San TR-3 op het Covid-19 virus kan je terugvinden in dit documentUiteraard staan wij tot jouw beschikking voor bijkomende informatie. Je kan WVT Industries steeds contacteren via (info@wvt.be) of via (03 870 70 90)

Wil je een bestelling plaatsen of heb je vragen?

Contacteer ons via e-mail (info@wvt.be), onderstaand formulier of via telefoon (03 870 70 90)

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Alco Gel 80 – Neem uw voorzorgen op het Coronavirus

{ 26 maart, 2020 }

ALCOGEL 80 & ALCO LIQUID 80:
DESINFECTERENDE ALCO HANDGEL 80 (80% ALCOHOL)

Leverbaar uit voorraad in de strijd tegen COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Als fabrikant van Alcogel 80 & Alco Liquid 80 kunnen we volgende hoeveelheden uit voorraad aanleveren:

  • 12 x 1 liter (1 doos)
  • Bidon: 10 liter / 20 liter
  • Per pallet (met kraantje):
    • 60 x 10 liter
    • 24 x 20 liter

Uit voorraad leverbaar, zolang de voorraad strekt. 

Bestellen kan via email (info@wvt.be), het onderstaand formulier of via telefoon 00 32 473 43 73 07

BESCHERM UZELF EN UW WERKNEMERS  TEGEN HET OPKOMENDE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EN MAAK GEBRUIK VAN ONZE ERKENDE DESINFECTERENDE HANDGEL !

Alco Gel 80 & Alco Liquid 80 betreft een efficiënte en en erg geconcentreerde desinfecterende handgel (80 %) met een verfrissende en bevochtigende werking tot diep in de poriën van de huid.

Alco Gel 80 & Alco Liquid 80 zijn eenvoudig aan te brengen, voor gebruik van handontsmetting in de strijd tegen de verdere verspreiding van Covid-19, overwegende de pathogene en besmettelijke aard van Covid-19.  Overwegende dat hydroalcoholische producten op dit moment de enige beschikbare producten zijn om snel en efficiënt een breed gamma aan micro-organismen te bestrijden die aanwezig kunnen zijn op de handen.  Door de hoge concentratie aan actieve bestanddelen wordt het celmembraan van de micro-organismen letterlijk vernietigd.

Toepassing : verpleging, thuisverzorging, laboratoria, grootkeukens, horeca, kinderopvang, werkvloer, thuis…

Alco Gel 80 & Alco Liquid 80 zijn zeer universeel inzetbaar, daar waar zuivere handen belangrijk zijn. Geef het Coronavirus geen kans en gebruik Alco Gel 80 of Alco Liquid 80 telkens als u niest of net voor u in contact komt met voedsel.

Door de selectie van hoogwaardige bestanddelen is deze gel zacht voor de handen.  

Product goedgekeurd door het FOD Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu als hand ontsmettingsmiddel (PT 1 + PT 2) in het kader van de bestrijding van Covid 19 (Coronavirus).

GEL OF LIQUID ?

Alco Gel 80 is specifiek ontwikkeld voor gebruik op de handen.  Hou je niet zo van gel op je handen ? Geen probleem, met Alco Liquid 80 bieden we een vloeibaar alternatief dat dezelfde doeltreffende werking heeft als de gel.

Bovendien kan Alco Liquid 80 ook gebruikt worden om oppervlakken op kantoor te desinfecteren.  Denk maar aan receptiedesks, bureaus, toetsenborden, computermuizen, … 

Ook in uw magazijn beschermt Alco Liquid 80 uw medewerkers door toepassing op het stuur van uw heftrucks, de handvaten van transpalletten, …

Wilt u een bestelling plaatsen of heeft u vragen?
Contacteer ons via e-mail: info@wvt.be, onderstaand formulier of via telefoon 00 32 473 43 73 07.

HELP MEE DE OPMARS VAN DIT VIRUS EEN HALT TOE TE ROEPEN EN BESTEL ALCOGEL 80 HANDGEL OF ALCO LIQUID 80 (80% ALCOHOL) VOOR UW PROFESSIONELE OMGEVING!

Wil je meer weten over Alco Gel 80 of Alco Liquid 80 (80% alcohol) of een bestelling plaatsen?

Contacteer ons via onderstaand formulier.

 

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Pickling & Passivation, start-up of a pickling bath

{ 12 februari, 2020 }

This procedure describes the start-up of a pickling bath for stainless steel parts.  For this set-up an initial order was placed of 2000 Ltrs. Pickling Batch Concentrate.

Start-up of the bath

 

a bath was used with a content of 4000 Ltrs.  The bath was filled as follows :

  • 2000 Ltrs tap water
  • 2000 Ltrs Pickling Bath Concentrate

Temperature of the bath :

  • After filling the bath : Temp of 23°C
  • After 1hour : Temp of 20°C
  • After 12hrs : Temp of 17°C
  • After 36hrs : Temp of 13°C

Pickling Time of Stainless Steel 304 & 316 is between 60 and 90 minutes at room temperature of around 20°C.

Per 10°C less the pickling time will double up
Per 10°C more the pickling time will be half

For this reason it is important to monitor the temperature of the bath on a regular base.

Next to the improvised Pickling bath also a small rinsing bath was used unt lthe installation of the special ordered rinsing bath.  This rinsing bath is to have a first simple rinsing once the parts come out of the pickling bath.

At start the rinsing bath, filled with normal tap water, has a neutral pH (7) as normal tap water is used.

The parts contain residue of the Pickling product and the pH will decrease.

Once a pH of 3,5 to 3 is reached, it is recommended to renew the rinsing bath with fresh tap water

Submerging the parts

 

The parts need to be completely clean before they can go in the bath.  The parts are immersed in the bath and it is important to make sure that the pieces don’t touch the bottom of the bath or each other.

The parts have to be in the bath min. 60 to 90 minutes at a temperature of around 20°C.

The parts already have a very nice surface after rinsing in the bath.
However on the weld we can clearly see the black remaining.

This is iron which came to the surface after pickling, which adheres aggressively to the weld surface.

Rinsing with high pressure

 

After the rinsing in the bath it is very important to rinse thoroughly with high pressure (min. 150 bar).

There are 2 reasons:

  • To rinse/neutralize the acidity completely of the pickling bath
  • To remove all remaining iron from the surface

FINAL RESULT WHEN PERFORMING THE PICKLING PROCESS CORRECT

BEFORE

AFTER

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WVT: formulator of ash reduction solutions for waste oil streams

{ 30 januari, 2020 }

In the effort to minimise pollution of the oceans and waterways every ship must collect residues and oily mixtures generated during its ocean travels and discharge them to so-called port reception facilities, as indicated in the Marpol 73/78 protocol. These PRC facilities will recycle and regenerate the waste oil into second hand combustion fuels.

During this recycling process, the focus is on reducing the water and ash content in the waste oil. This is important because if the limitations for ash and organic chloride concentration are exceeded, the oil is less attractive for use as a fuel. WVT Industries responds with solutions that reduce effectively both ash content and organic chloride concentration.

Re-use of waste oil and lubricants

As crude oil and clean lubricants are becoming less available, efforts are being made to re-use waste oil and used lubricants as a second generation fuel.

During application, and especially after cleaning actions, oil and lubricants become polluted with water, heavy metals and halogens. If they remain untreated, these polluted flows will not only have a detrimental impact on the lifetime of the burner, but will also result in pollutants in the flue gases of the burner.

This is where WVT steps in. Instead of disposing of these flows as hazardous waste, they are treated to reduce both water and ash content, and allow re-use as a combustion fuel.

As the regulations regarding air-quality during industrial fuel oil burning are becoming more stringent, the need for low ash, high quality fuel oils becomes ever greater. This creates economic opportunities for the marketing of recycled oil.

Practical testing

As the composition of different flows of waste oil may vary, it is paramount to test for the most effective treatment that results in the lowest residual concentration for water, ash and halogens.

This is why WVT Industries has not only developed a range of treatment products, but also invested in laboratory solutions in order to be able to vary in both the use of products as in treatment conditions.

Examples of test results

Example 1: TREATMENT OF SLOP OIL

In the first example a waste oil from the marine sector has been tested. Analysis made on the sample indicated increased concentrations of ash and more in detail potassium, calcium, aluminium and silica.

The test results can be seen as follows:

The test results indicate that a pure demulsifier (treatment 1) is insufficient for the reduction of the ashes, but a combination of an ash reduction aid and a demulsifier has resulted in waste concentrations low enough to comply with the limitations for both the total ash, as well as for the different metal components separately.

Example 2: TREATMENT OF WASTE OIL

In this sample the total chloride concentration exceeded by far the maximum allowed limitation. Presence of chlorides in the waste oil in the burner will be converted into hydrochloric acid, with a strong corrosive impact on the installation.

In the above graph it can be seen that the first treatment has an impact on the inorganic chloride, but almost no effect on the organic chloride concentration. A different product (treatment 2) not only has a good effect on the organic chloride concentration, but the effects on the inorganic chlorides are even better than treatment 1, resulting in a very good total chloride removal.

Available from WVT

At WVT Industries, we supply different demulsifiers, ash reduction aids and combination products. But we also offer support with lab tests and technical know-how, so that together we can streamline the recycling process of waste oils, achieving the lowest concentrations for water and ash.

Contact WVT today. We love a challenge.

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