Zep Launches Pan Rejuvenator™ Aluminum-Safe Bakery Pan Presoak

ATLANTA (September 9, 2013) – Zep Inc. (NYSE:ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals today announced the introduction of Pan Rejuvenator™, a patent-pending, presoak treatment that dissolves heavy carbonized soils and baked-on food that commonly accumulate over time on aluminum pots, pans, and cookware.  It decreases the need for manual scrubbing and removes food soil that is not easily removed through a regular wash procedure.
Pan Rejuvenator gives commercial kitchens and bakeries a convenient, cost-effective way to clean pans in-house instead of using an expensive and time-consuming external service or constantly purchasing new pans. It is ideal for bakeries, hospitality, and other food service operations that want to remove carbonized soils in-house, on their own schedule, to protect the quality of their food products.
“This new product is another example of Zep’s continuing commitment to meeting the cleaning and sanitizing needs of food service operations,” says Tammy Nichols, Food Segment Marketing Manager, Zep North American Sales & Service. “Our line of food service products is backed by the professional support of our food-certified representatives to ensure expert on-site service and support.”
“We searched a long time for a chemical that could help us clean our soiled aluminum Pizza bakery pan trays,” says Getachew Begashaw, Food Safety/Sanitation Team Leader, Whole Foods Market-South Kitchen. “After thorough testing in our facility, we decided to use Pan Rejuvenator from Zep. We are now seeing a 75-80 percent improvement in the appearance of even our most heavily soiled aluminum trays.”
Pan Rejuvenator offers a flexible and economical solution for a variety of pan-cleaning needs. For heavily soiled pans, it can be diluted 1:1 with water with a soak time between 12 and 24 hours. For lightly soiled pans, it can be diluted 1:4 with a soak time of four to eight hours. And for heavy build-up of caramelized oils, it can be used straight.
Pan Rejuvenator is available in 55-gallon drums and is designed for commercial/institutional use only.
The Food Division has been a true partner in food safety sanitation for more than 70 years, offering a comprehensive line of products for the Food Processing industry, including processors of red meat, poultry, fresh-cut, bakery, seafood, processed foods, dairy and beverage.  We offer a variety of high foaming, low foaming and acid cleaners for CIP and COP equipment, direct and indirect food contact sanitizers, drain maintenance, biofilm removers, hand care and janitorial products.  Our line of Food Processing products is backed by the professional support of our Zep Food Safety Consultants that keep pace with the industry’s changing technologies, regulations and best practices to insure expert service and superior solutions for your operation.
Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2012 net sales of $654 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets.  We are focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation (“MRO”) market, which together now comprise approximately 61% of our revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical.  We market these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional®, Enforcer®, National Chemical™, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, MicrobeMax®, Country Vet®, Konk®, Zep®/SKILCRAFT®, Original Bike Spirits®, Armor All®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands.  Founded in 1937, some of Zep Inc.’s brands have been in existence since 1896.  Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.