FAQ's

What chemicals does Kuehne manufacture?
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We manufacture sodium hypochlorite (bleach), sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and chlorine.

What chemicals does Kuehne sell?
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In addition to bleach, caustic soda, chlorine, we also sell hydrochloric acid and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash).

Where are Kuehne's plants located?
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We have 2 plants. One is in South Kearny, NJ; the other is in Delaware City, DE.

What is the strength of the chemicals that Kuehne sells?
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Sodium hypochlorite is typically sold at 15% trade (150 grams per liter of available chlorine). Because of our exacting production standards, we can deliver at any strength between 1% trade and 30% trade. Caustic soda can be delivered at various strengths and grades. If your strength is not listed on our specification page, please call our sales department at 1-973-589-0700.

Are liquid chlorine and bleach the same thing?
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No. Chlorine is an element and can be in a liquid or a gas form. Bleach is the resultant solution from reacting chlorine with caustic soda solution.

What is meant by 15% bleach?
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The concentration of a bleach solution is expressed as a measure of available chlorine, which reflects its bleaching power. There are several ways to express available chlorine. The most common is trade percent. Trade percent is based on a chemical analysis of the solution and is expressed as grams of available chlorine. This is expressed in grams per liter. Therefore 150 grams per liter of available chlorine is equivalent to a 15% trade bleach solution.

Is Kuehne ANSI/NSF Standard 60 approved?
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Yes we are. In fact, we were one of the first companies to apply for, and receive certification from NSF for sodium hypochlorite in 1993.

What are Kuehne's operating hours?
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We operate our plants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Office hours are 8am – 5pm.

Can I get a weekend delivery?
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Yes. Weekend deliveries are available if needed on an emergency basis.

What is the delivery time?
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In an emergency, we can deliver in 24 hours or less depending on the delivery location. However, we prefer 48 hours notice under normal circumstances.

Does Kuehne have their own drivers and trucks?
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Absolutely! In addition to our sodium hypochlorite fleet, we have one of the largest fleet of packaged chlorine flatbed trailers in North America. We have dedicated trailers for caustic soda and caustic potash and we operate three (3) ocean going vessels for sodium hypochlorite, caustic soda and other chemicals.

Can Kuehne make combination tank trailer deliveries?
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Yes we can, depending on the combination. However, you should discuss this with your sales representative before placing an order.

Does Kuehne sell drums or totes?
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No. However, if you have a requirement for drums or totes, please call us. We can refer you to a distributor who services your geographical area.

Does Kuehne manufacture household bleach?
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No. Kuehne specializes in manufacturing higher strength bleach than what is found in household products.

What are Kuehne's payment terms?
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Our standard terms are net 30 days.

How do I place an order?
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There are 4 methods to place orders:
Phone: 973-589-0700 ext. 1120
Fax: 973-589-4866
E-mail: orders@kuehnecompany.com
Online: See the "Online Order" tab

How do you pronounce the name Kuehne?
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Kuehne is pronounced KEY- KNEE