Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Bulk Chemicals? Here you’ll find answers to many of the questions BCI often gets asked about our metal treatment products and services:

General Questions

How long has Bulk Chemicals, Inc. been in business?

We have been doing business since 1974, and just recently celebrated our 40th anniversary!

What industries does BCI serve?

BCI develops and manufactures chemicals for metal processing and finishing, used in the following industries: Coil, General Metals, Extrusion, Wire, Electronics, and Maintenance.

What certifications does BCI currently hold?

ISO 9001:2008  (ISO Certificate Exp May 2018)

Is BCI a member of any trade associations?

Yes, we’re proud members of many industry-specific trade associations for manufacturing. Please see our Associations page for the full list.

Product Questions

What RoHS-compliant products does BCI offer?

The European Union has mandated the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, that enforces the elimination of hexavalent chromium on aluminum cabinetry used in the electronics or main-frame computer industry. Companies such as Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Ericsson, Motorola, Cisco, and others, must eliminate hex chrome from their units. In response to these mandates, BCI offers a full line of RoHS-compliant coatings that are chrome-free but perform every bit as effectively.

What kinds of testing does BCI perform on its chemical products?

Our fully-equipped laboratory regularly performs accelerated corrosion testing, adhesion testing, performance testing, quality checks on incoming and outgoing materials, and more.

Our Quality department performs 100% Batch Inspection on all products and provides Certificates of Analysis.

How does Bulk Kleen® compare to other industrial metal cleaners?

Bulk Kleen® contains sludge modifiers that prevent sludge from building up in your tanks. Contaminants remain suspended in the solution, making tank maintenance quicker and cleaner.