Chemical Manufacturing

At Ribble Technology (Preston) Ltd, the chemicals we design and manufacture are used and approved in our workshop by our technicians before making their way to clients across the UK. We are the only chemical manufacturer in the UK to do this. This ensures we do not sell anything which we haven’t tried and tested ourselves, so we know just how effective these chemicals are. 

A Little Bit of History

The start of our journey began over 25 years ago when Derrick Sutton began mixing his potions of industrial soaps and bleaches in a cut off barrel with a brush handle. This method found the business being fondly referred to as ‘Broomstick Industries’, a name still uttered around the office, and to this day Derrick’s son John Sutton (our very own mad scientist and MD!) still believes that the best way to mix his chemicals is with a brush handle in a barrel!

Chemicals for paint stripping:


Our most popular chemical, our HF Stripper is a cold strip and is carefully blended to ensure quick results with as little effort as possible. Used by alloy wheel specialists up and down the country, our clients achieve impressive results fast. As demonstrated above, the HF Stripper lifts the paint with ease, leaving the wheel clean and coating free, ready for refurbishment.

(Available in: 25 litres, 205 litres, 1000 litres IBC)


One 25 litre drum of booster is enough to re-activate 100 litres of our HF Stripper.

(Available in: 25 litres, 205 litres, 1000 litres IBC)


Our HF Neutraliser is manufactured as a concentrate. 1 x 25 litre drum of Neutradip can be used to make 400 litres of neutralising solution. This solution neutralises free acid on parts safely and effectively.

(Available in: 25 litres)

Our other paint strippers include:


Our hot strip chemical, RIBSTRIP17 is used at 65 degrees and above and is solvent free and low hazard.

(Available in 25 litres, 205 litres and 1000 litres IBC)


Can be used as an accelerator and replenisher, 25 litres is enough to replenish 400 litres of RIBSTRIP17.

(Available in 25 litres)


A brush on paint stripper that is as strong as the original Nitromors.

(Available in 5 litres and 25 litres)


Our alkaline cold paint stripper, this is non-abrasive and ideal for stripping delicate parts.

(Available in 25 litres, 205 litres and 1000 litres IBC)

Our other industrial chemicals include:

  • PAC89

Phosphoric Acid Cleaner, this is used to de-rust metal and cleaning up a range of metal surfaces.

(Available in 25 litres, 205 litres and 1000 litres IBC)

  • T-WASH

Galvanising wash for use on galvanised steel to neutralise salts in the galvanising so that paint coatings can be applied and adhere.

(Available in 5 litres and 25 litres)

  • TFR2

Traffic Film Remover.

(Available in 25 litres, 205 litres and 1000 litres IBC)


A caustic-free alternative to TFR.

(Available in 25 litres, 205 litres and 1000 litres IBC)


Heavy duty powder cleaner, for use in spray wash machines.

(Available in 10 kg containers)

  • SOLVO127

Parts degreaser, ideal for engine parts and components.

(Available in 25 litres)

This list is not exhaustive. If you require any other chemicals which are not listed above, please do let us know as we are able to manufacture to meet the individual needs of our customers.