Wheeling, IL November 29, 2017  – This year’s AAPEX/SEMA show saw the introduction of the latest innovation from Penray, Inc. — their new line of TOUGH MAX™ multi-purpose cleaning products. Service professionals have long sought a cleaning product that is effective on all of the usual substances they come into contact with in their daily endeavors — things like grease, oil, and grime. However Penray’s TOUGH MAX products do so much more than that, and so much more than other cleaning products on the market.

Penray’s TOUGH MAX innovative cleaning products are offered in two variations in order to meet the many diverse cleaning needs in repair shops or home garages. Mechanics and DIYers alike will find TOUGH MAX Multi-Purpose Degreasing Wipes especially convenient for cleaning tools and parts, as well as for cleaning dirty hands. These wipes will quickly and easily clean off stubborn materials like grease, tar and ink, yet are gentle enough to be used on leather, vinyl, and even dirty hands. These handy wipes work quickly, without water, and carry a friendly and pleasant citrus scent.

Penray also offers TOUGH MAX Purple Multi-Purpose Cleaner in a stronger concentration that provides additional power for clean-up jobs found in commercial and industrial operations. This industrial-strength purple compound provides exceptional cleaning power for quickly penetrating grease, oil, and other stubborn stains. It is suitable for use on nearly any non-porous or semi-porous surfaces, including machinery and tools, as well as floors and walls, tile, porcelain, aluminum, counter tops, wood, vinyl, and even leather. It is powerful enough to remove tar, dirt, wax, ink, wet paint, most lubricants and adhesives, and even some stubborn scuff marks.  However, it is formulated to be non-corrosive so it can be used on aluminum surfaces without fear of pitting or discoloration.

TOUGH MAX liquid concentrate is available in 32-ounce trigger spray bottles, as well as larger bulk quantities in 5 and 10 gallon pails and even in a 55 gallon drum. This larger container is an especially good choice for large shops, warehouses, farm, marine, manufacturing, and other industrial applications.

The key, as they say, is in the chemistry. Penray offers these new degreasing wipes that are water-based but work without water. They are solvent-free, will not scratch or harm surfaces, require no rinsing, and leave no residue. They carry a refreshing citrus scent, and are tough enough to clean the dirtiest surfaces, and the wipes are mild enough to be used regularly as a hand cleaner.

The professional-strength concentrated cleaners are phosphate-free and non-flammable, quickly penetrate and dissolve stubborn stains, and the concentrate can be diluted with a mixture as much as 95 percent water. This allows TOUGH MAX to be used efficiently on smaller, lighter stains and materials, so a single purchase can go a very long way.

“There are other cleaning and degreasing products on the market, but none are as versatile and user-friendly as our new family of TOUGH MAX cleaners,” notes William Nonnamaker, Sr. VP of Sales for Penray. “We  have been working to develop product solutions that are effective on a wide variety of substances and surfaces, while also being non-abrasive.”

“The TOUGH MAX family of cleaning products is a welcome addition to the various lines of chemicals and functional fluids we offer, most all of which are useful in automotive, heavy-duty, industrial, marine, and agricultural industries. The versatility and effectiveness of TOUGH MAX is sure to make it a winner in the marketplace.”

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Wheeling, IL, January 16, 2018 – Electrical connectors must often perform their duties in hostile environments. Such harsh conditions are common when hitching a vehicle to a trailer such as a boat trailer or camper, and are especially common in the trucking industry, where connections are made between tractors and trailers, or in other trucking configurations. Other areas where electrical connections are subjected to water and road debris include RVs, ATVs, other off-road vehicles, and construction vehicles and equipment.

The biggest enemies of electrical connections are water and corrosive chemicals. That’s why Penray has introduced their innovative aerosol Connector Seal 7015. The product is designed to spray onto assembled electrical connectors and form a flexible yet durable protective seal that keeps out water, road salt, and other debris, while protecting the electrical connectors within. It is weather-proof and offers a quick set-up to dry time Think of it as “plastic wrap in a can.”

Penray Connector Seal is a crystal clear coating that effectively seals all kinds of electrical connections. It conforms to any shape or size connection and, being clear, does not obstruct the ability to view the color-coding of electrical wires. It is also useful for sealing taillights and marker lights on boats and boat trailers. It is fully compatible with all common wiring, connectors, and other electrical components, and is easily removed if connectors need to be replaced.This is not paint, and is not intended for use on body panels; rather it is specifically formulated to insulate and protect electrical connections, keeping contaminants out and electrical connections dry.

Penray chemists in the U.S. carefully crafted this formula to resist temperatures and environments up to 250 degrees F, so the product will withstand the heat generated by electrical connections with high current draw. Apply to a clean, dry surface and in just seconds it forms a clear protective film of approximately 0.005-0.010″ — thick enough to afford excellent protection against the elements, yet thin enough to be disassembled and removed easily.

Bill Nonnamaker, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing for Penray, explains the characteristics and benefits of this exciting new product. ”It is all too common to see trailers, RVs, and even medium- and large-size trucks with headlights or running lights not illuminated. Faulty electrical connections are usually to blame.”

Adds the Penray spokesman, “Technicians often use dielectric grease to help protect such connections, but that product is only helpful in the immediate vicinity of the metal connectors. Our innovative new Connector Seal completely encapsulates the entire connector assembly, so that no moisture or debris can enter. So it can be used as a supplement to, or in lieu of, dielectric grease.”

Specific benefits include ease of use, complete encapsulization, crystal clear appearance, durability, and ease of removal. Penray Connector Seal is fast-drying, 50-state compliant, and available in 10-ounce aerosol cans.

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Penray, Inc. has been selected by The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (The Alliance) to be the exclusive supplier of their Parts Master and Perfect Stop private label aerosol service chemicals. In addition, Alliance members will have the opportunity to purchase the full line of Penray-branded products.

Under this new partnership, Penray will supply over thirty separate part numbers under the Parts Master and Perfect Stop brand names. These will include a host of products such as brake parts cleaner, carburetor and choke cleaner, and other aerosol service chemicals . At the same time, Penray has been named an authorized supplier of Penray-branded products for their entire line of nearly a hundred different chemicals, treatments, cleaners, and additives.

All of these Parts Master, Perfect Stop, and Penray products will be available throughout the entire Alliance distribution network, which includes Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper warehouses and auto parts stores throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

The new private label products will feature fresh and exciting new packaging, and will be supported with targeted promotions. Penray will also provide training, marketing and merchandising support for parts and service professionals.

“This important new business will greatly increase the availability of our various chemical products to automotive service professionals and DIYers alike,” notes Randy Fowler, Vice President – Automotive and Private Brand Sales for Penray. “Customers can choose with confidence either the Parts Master, Perfect Stop, or Penray branded product, knowing that these products will enhance their productivity and efficiency. These products are developed, blended, and manufactured in the U.S., under strict quality control standards, as they have been for more than six decades. There’s no doubt that our reputation for quality helped the members of The Alliance make this important decision.”

Adds Dan Rader, Vice President of Product and Category Management for The Alliance, “The decision to choose Penray to provide private label and branded product was the result of extensive research and analysis, and was not made lightly. The value of our Parts Master and Perfect Stop private label products is an essential part of our posture in the aftermarket, and we only trust that label to products of the highest quality.”

Adds Justin Hebert, Category Manager Under Hood, “We researched many manufacturers before making this decision, and we are confident that we have selected in Penray the supplier that is most able to supply us with top-quality products at competitive prices, along with the marketing, merchandising, and technical support needed to meet the needs at all levels of our distribution network, which includes more than 2,200 auto parts stores and over 3,000 certified service centers throughout North America.”

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is comprised of over 50 independent shareholders who offer a wide array of quality auto products through Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper warehouses, parts stores, and certified service centers across the US, Canada, and Mexico, and even into Europe with over 1.9 million parts and accessories.

More information about Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and products can be found at