Wakefield Canada Inc.

April 08, 2011 10:49 ET

Wakefield Canada Launches H2Blu Diesel Exhaust Fluid

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 8, 2011) - Wakefield Canada Inc. launches H2Blu, its new Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to the Canadian HD marketplace on May 1, 2011.

H2Blu is formulated with an emphasis on purity and performance providing Canadian carriers with consistent product reliability. Quality and storage considerations are critical to users; Wakefield's earned reputation as a respected blender and distributor of premium products assures consistent attention to QC.

The purity of H2Blu will enable users to realize the substantial benefits from SCR Technology engines. Such benefits as improved fuel performance by up to 5%, less heat and fewer contaminants in engine components and meeting EPA and Canadian Emissions Standards.

Broad distribution via Wakefield Canada's existing HD and expanding fleet distribution networks assure availability right across the country. This distribution network will build product availability continuously as the demand for DEF increases in the immediate future driven by new vehicles meeting the EPA's January 2010 specs replacing older vehicles on the road.

H2Blu will be offered through Wakefield as follows:

9.46 L/2.5 gallon jug

208L/55 gallon drum

1040 L / 275 gallon tote


To ensure product purity and quality, all larger packages have closed Micro Matic systems. H2Blu diesel exhaust fluid is a premium quality product guaranteed to be pure. Wakefield Canada tests the product at several stages throughout the manufacturing and delivery process and verifies every batch. Wakefield uses closed systems on drums and totes and will test bulk with the customer at delivery to ensure purity and engine performance meeting EPA and Canadian emissions standards.

H2Blu meets ISO 22241 and has been API certified and carries the API label (If any DEF product does not carry the API certification label, its quality is not guaranteed to meet the API specs.)

Background on Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Effective January 2010, the EPA set new standards for diesel emission standards in North America. These have greatly limited the allowable NOx levels, to be emitted from all diesel vehicles –trucks of all classes, passenger cars, machinery, etc. These requirements have been legislated so that all new road vehicles with diesel engines, from 2010 on, will have new engines with technology that will ensure the emission standards are met.

Most diesel engine manufacturers have focused on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from diesel exhaust. SCR uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and a catalytic converter to achieve the allowable standards

DEF is defined as AUS 32 (Aqueous Urea Solution 32%) made from 32.5% high purity urea and 67.5% de-ionized water. DEF is easily compromised in terms of quality therefore extreme care must be taken in handling and storing to ensure it does not get contaminated. Impurities will cause the fluid not to work properly; even one teaspoon of salt can contaminate a 20,000 L tanker full of DEF.

About Wakefield Canada Inc.

Wakefield Canada Inc, a wholly Canadian owned company, markets, distributes and manufactures category leading products for the automotive and heavy-duty vehicle marketplace. In July, the company will celebrate its sixth anniversary as exclusive Canadian marketer of Castrol lubricants. With coast-to-coast distribution and warehousing Wakefield is uniquely able to supply this essential product in an effective and timely manner.

Over its comparatively brief history, the company has received many honours and designations: ISO 9001 for overall Wakefield operations, and ISO 14001 for manufacturing operations; 2009 and 2010 Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies (Best Managed) Award; and three times (2009, 2010 and 2011) named among the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. Wakefield has received official validation of carbon neutrality for 2008 and is committed to maintaining this approach in all business operations in future.

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