About Us

Qual Chem…chemistry for car wash operators, designed by a car wash operator.

Our Story

Joseph Moldovan joined Royal Sheen in 1983 as a partner and head chemist. In 1997, Joseph left Royal Sheen to purchase a chain of car washes in Akron, Ohio- Quality Scrub. Joseph and his daughter Claudia (who is also a chemist) grew the chain to 13 car washes at their peak, As operators they found that existing chemistry did not give them the flexibility, control or performance they needed to maximize profitability. They began to develop chemistry that gave them this capability.

To accomplish this they needed to develop products that were unique to the industry. Using Quality Scrub as their test facilities, Q Clean, Q Enhance High and Low, Hydropel, Proshine and Q Dry were developed and perfected. Operators that visited Quality Scrub, valued the way this new chemistry was performing and demand for these products began building quickly.

As a result of this demand, Qual Chem was started in 2004. Since then, Qual Chem has installed their chemistry in many of the top car washes in the country and earned a reputation as one the premier chemical suppliers in the industry. Their products give operators complete control of their chemistry, allowing them to produce the results they need at the costs they want.

In 2010, Qual Chem focused on improving the drying process, with the objective of using less water and dryer power. To do this, they developed a unique chemical application process for their waxes. The successful results of this process accomplished their objectives and exceeded expectations. Always safety and environmentally conscious, in 2011, Qual Chem products were approved as GREEN by the EPA. Also in 2011, Qual Chem partnered with Pur Water on the Aqua Link system that clarifies reclaim water while eliminating odor. Qual Chem’s test wash uses reclaim water on every application except the final rinse! Qual Chem continues its ongoing commitment to develop products that improve the profitability of your car wash. Being car wash operators themselves, they know the challenges that you face in today’s value driven society. As a result, they design their chemistry as you would if you were designing it for yourself- chemistry that produces the best possible results at the lowest possible cost. Qual Chem…chemistry for car wash operators, designed by a car wash operator.

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