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Kalimex officially launches new, low-cost and general-purpose anti-friction treatment for
ferrous metals


+ New treatment represents an affordable way for millions of motorists to counter rising fuel

+ Race car test delivers winning benefits

Plumpton Green, East Sussex, UK – April 26, 2005 - For immediate release:

New to the United Kingdom, a general-purpose anti-friction treatment for ferrous (Fe) metals
has been officially launched today by Kalimex, an importer and distributor of repair and
maintenance products aimed at the leisure, commercial and industrial markets.

K-Tek, a liquid compound, measurably reduces friction, mechanical wear and fuel
consumption, improves overall performance and extends the reliability and life of a wide
range of powered machinery and related equipment, claims Kalimex. It may be used in
engines, transmission systems, factory machinery and other ferrous-based equipment
subject to wear as a result of metal-to-metal contact. Using the treatment, a dramatic
reduction in mechanical wear of up to 97 per cent has been achieved in specific tests.

"As the price of vehicle fuel spirals ever upwards this latest product for reducing friction and
improving fuel consumption offers a proven, effective and affordable way to cut running costs
and save money," said Mike Schlup, managing director of Kalimex Limited. "K-Tek will appeal
to every-day motorists, motorcyclists and scooter owners anxious to find ways to shave
pounds of their running costs."

Recent tests with a Ford Escort XR3 saloon racecar revealed significant benefits attributed to
using K-Tek in the combined engine and gearbox. The car's driver, Andy Wickens from West
Sussex, added the treatment to the power and drive train unit of his race-tuned, normally
aspirated 2,000cc Ford-based Ferriday Engineering CVH four-cylinder unit, tuned by Mike

The liquid treatment, costing less than £40, provided a measurable and significant competitive
edge that would have cost thousands of pounds to achieve by any other method.

First measured on a static dynometer test rig and later tested under race conditions, the use
of K-Tek resulted in an increase in power of 2.29 per cent BHP, equivalent to four horsepower
(HP), and delivered several other benefits. These included a decrease in oil temperature of
ten degrees centigrade, better oil pressure retention, and a decrease in engine coolant

Besides vehicle engines and transmissions, K-Tek may also be used in any domestic,
commercial and industrial application where metal is moving against metal, including
manufacturing operations, food processing, pharmaceutical and medical production, or
printing presses. "Almost without exception K-Tek may be used in any machines or
equipment where reducing friction will save costs and reduce wear," said Mike Schlup.

Available from stockists or by ordering direct from Kalimex by telephone, fax or from the
company's website, a 500ml bottle of K-Tek treatment costs £37.60, including VAT, and
according to Kalimex will cover 30,000 miles of motoring in an average family saloon, which
works out to a cost of 0.125 pence per mile.


K-Tek is the only synthetic, environmentally friendly, anti-friction metal treatment in the world
and in specific, measured cases has been proved to reduce mechanical wear by up to 97 per

The compound will not void any original equipment manufacturers (OEM) warranties, claim its
makers. K-Tek is not an oil treatment, but uses the lubricant as a carrier and works by
modifying ferrous surfaces and being absorbed into the metal. The compound reacts with any
ferrous-based metal to make the surface smoother and harder.

K-Tek has a complete chemical affinity with mineral and synthetic oils and is soluble in all
known lubricants and fluids. Because it is chemically inert and is absorbed into the metal, the
compound does not disturb the pH balance of motor oil, gear oil, or any grease.

The technology behind K-Tek is in advance of other metal treatment currently on the market
and does not contain chlorinated hydrocarbons or paraffin, fluoropolymers, graphite, PTFE,
ethers, black and non-ferrous metals, or ceramics. It is not harmful to the environment and is
biodegradable, which means it may be used in sensitive situations such as food production,
agriculture, or where human contact may occur.

Kalimex is a British company and the official importer and distributor for a range of high
quality, innovative repair, anti-friction and maintenance compounds including QuikSteel steel
reinforced epoxy putty and K-Seal permanent coolant leak repair. Based in Sussex in the
South of England the company distributes its products through all good automotive, hardware
and marine suppliers. Kalimex provides a next-day delivery service to trade customers and
also offers a mail order service to the general public.


Photographs of Andy Wickens and his car, and samples and photographs of K-Tek and other
Kalimex products are available from Kalimex, or by contacting Pattison Mitchell, at the
addresses below.


Mike Schlup
Managing Director
Kalimex Ltd.

Telephone: 01273 891162

Stockist Enquiries
Freephone: 0800 783 3717

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Issued by:
Mark Mitchell
Pattison Mitchell & Associates

Telephone: 020 7924 7700

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