D. W. Electrochemicals Ltd.
D.W.E. was established in 1986. Our product originated in 1976, from Wright Electroacoustics, where it was based on the R&D work of Wm. M. D. Wright. After several years of field trials, the final product, Stabilant 22™ was introduced by Sumiko Audio, under the trade name TWEEK©.
Stabilant was first tested for defense use in 1983 at The Canadian Forces Establishment, Cold Lake, Alberta and was issued a NATO number for use as a "Contact enhancer ©" : NSCM - Cage Code/NATO Supplier Code - 38948
Our Product Line
All listings here are for the
Stabilant 22 (concentrate)
Stabilant 22 A (Isopropanol Diluted)
Stabilant 22 E (Ethanol Diluted )
Other sizes from 0.5 ml to 1 Liter are available
- some shipping restrictions are imposed that are dependent on the size and diluant used.
Due to new international regulations, any Stabilant product that uses solvent as a diluant (thinner), will cause an unavoidable increase in price; also, the cost to produce the basic concentrate increases from time to time. We have no control over matters such as this.
(Remember that the cost of the thinner is very much less that the cost of the concentrate.)
Update : June 2015
Stabilant prices will be affected by the compliance changes we have undertaken under the Globally Harmonized System for classification and labelling of chemicals (WHMIS 2015 regulations in Canada). Labels and Safety Data Sheets must be reflect GHS and regional requirements. We have to allow for such changes, as they are enacted, in all local and international standards.
Please phone or fax the company first (we do not accept e-mail orders). Please give the intended usage of the Stabilant material. Then we can decide whether it is necessary to pass you on to one of our numerous dealers, distributors or handle your order directly. When we require payment by letter of credit, money order, bank draft or money order, please note that our invoicing is what we expect to be paid. Any fees charged by any financial institution must be paid by the customer. If customers pay us, and we find that any such institution has charged us any fee, we reserve the right to bill the customer for the fee plus $50 US for handling.
We regret having to make this so plain, but in the years we have been in business, we have had to write off so many of such charges, that we cannot afford to cover these fees!
Some types of usage may require the help of one of our technical staff who are ready to provide assistance.
Please tell us whether you require a "Certificate of Origin", a "Quality Assurance Certificate", a "Certificate of Shelf Life" or a printed Safety Data Sheet, either from us or one of our distributors. This information will assist our staff.
If there is any special requirement, contact Betty Gordon, our International Marketing Manager at 905-508-7500.
Company Contact Information:
D. W. Electrochemicals Ltd.
3-97 Newkirk Road (North)
Richmond Hill, ON L4C-3G4, CANADA
Note: Please make sure that any e-mail that you send, lists the field of your interest! For example: manufacturing, distribution, automotive, biomedical, small business, private sale, and similar. We also need your city/town - state/province, and country. We would also appreciate a telephone number where you can be reached. With this information it will be much easier to connect you with one of our distributors if it is needed.
We NEVER supply mailing lists of our customers for outside sale!
See Application Note 41
Former customers of Personal Computing Tools - when it was located either in Los Gatos, CA, or in Hingham, Mass. - Please contact Betty Gordon at: 905-508-7500
Some customers have called our attention to a company whose advertising states that "Tweek is dead" and offers their "Contact Conditioner" as essentially the same as Tweek. (Note that Stabilant 22™ was initially marketed as Tweek™, introduced by Sumiko Audio).
I am sure that many people have been cautioned against purchasing "fakes". Nonetheless it still happens. There are several things you can look for to protect yourself from dealers of "fake" products:
- The product must have a [Material] Safety Data Sheet available. This is mandatory in the United States, Canada, and most other markets.
- The Label must clearly state that the [M]SDS is available.
- As the product (Stabilant / Tweek) that it is supposed to replace has established patents, it is protected against infringement by anyone else who offers an "identical" product - one with the same essential formulation as our product.
- Any person who has purchased any form of Stabilant™ will see that the patent number is on the packaging as well as being on the bottle.
When Sumiko Audio started to repackage Stabilant under license from Dayton Wright Labs, we had not yet been granted a Patent. At the time we were granted a patent, we notified Sumiko.
We could not alter the labels on bottles that had already been sold to distributors, but reserved the right to act against any new distributor who repackaged our material, without written authorization from us. We have never since granted a new repackaging license as, without having our own Quality Assurance records on file, we would not be able to track the materials and parts used in Stabilant products. If any person can take the time to examine our SDS's, we have been very thorough in our disclosure of product information.
In addition, we verify the delivery on any urgent order. We have situations such as A.O.G. (Aircraft On Ground) or production holdup in which shipment tracking is essential. Under ISO 9001 this is mandatory!
Over a period of several years, anyone who reads a newspaper or watches TV, must be aware of the scandal caused by the reselling of substandard or rejected aircraft parts as "new".
As we supply the Military, Defense contractors, Airframe Manufacturers, Hospitals (for example, scanning equipment used for Diagnostics), guarding our reputation is an essential part of our business. I believe that any reasonable person who reads this will understand our concern!
Please notify us by E-Mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you see any such claim.
The old adage still applies: BUYER BEWARE