Stowlin Croftshaw (

The Stowlin Croftshaw group has well over 75 years combined experience supplying high quality innovative cleaning solutions, processes and basic chemicals. From our base in Leicester, we are well positioned to serve the whole of the UK with our wide range of products.

We are committed to the responsible and ethical management of our products and combined with our unrivalled technical expertise, this makes us the supplier of choice for hundreds of organisations of all sizes. As well as offering a wide variety of commodity chemicals and solvents, we also supply speciality cleaning products such as Cool-Phos® and Vaposol®. In addition, we are distributors for world-class brands such as Petroferm, Henkel and Mykal. We can offer a wide range of ancillary services such as contract blending and packing, controlled waste disposal, tank and equipment installation, and also have on-site demonstration facilities. Our team of dedicated Technical Service Engineers are on hand to advise you on any aspect of your requirements.

“We do genuinely look after our customer base very carefully”

Stowlin Croftshaw director David Hawkins explains more:

“Integrity is a word we keep very high on our agenda and after more than 37 years’ of trading, we are a family company that is big enough to care for any size of business excersizing old fashioned values and genuine customer care. We have over 1000 customers in the UK and export to countries in the EU, Middle East, Far East and the USA.

“Stowlin Croftshaw covers two sectors: commodity materials such as straight, un-blended chemicals and speciality blended products which takes us into more sophisticated areas such as F1, aerospace, medical and general industrial engineering companies, to name but a few. We are a licenced remover of chemical waste and our Leicester depot is a licensed waste site giving us the capability to bring back hazardous waste materials from our customers on our own vehicles. We organise the safe disposal of these chemicals through licenced disposal companies. We see this as an important part of the service that we can offer our customers.

Additionally we manufacture some of our own high level products like Coolphos®, a solvent based product that degreases and applies a light-weight iron phosphate to steel and zinc coated substrates in one process step.

We also manufacture the Vaposol® products which are vapour degreasing materials based on a synergistic blend of dichloromethane and other solvents, for low temperature vapour degreasing operations. These products are very stable in process leading to less maintenance during use. Stowlin also manufactures janitorial products for local businesses.

We have experienced internal staff offering a high level of customer service and technical support. Our external sales managers are always on hand to support our customers both technically and commercially.

“At the recent Surface World exhibition we had a wide variety of people visiting our stand from all areas of industry; namely aerospace, light engineering, medical and general engineering companies all interested in the new products we could offer in the areas of cleaning and surface treatment technology”.

“We currently distribute for some major global speciality chemical companies – Petroferm, Henkel, Mykal and Hubbard Hall. These companies provide a highly specialised range of approved products for all areas of the precision engineering industry”.

“Geographically, Stowlin is ideally located, being just off J21 of the M1 in the Midlands, giving us fast access to the heart of the UK.

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