Equipment supplier HS Walsh is providing members of the National Association of Jeweller’s (NAJ) with discounted cleaning solutions in light of the ongoing pandemic.
The offer includes a discount on chemicals and machinery needed to allow for a safe reopening of the jewellery retail sector after lockdown has eased.
The supplier will now offer members a 10% discount on its Elma ultrasonic and steam cleaning machines, as well as an offer on its Elma Clean EC 55 cleaning solution. The solution has been “proven to be effective” against coronavirus.
It is designed for disinfection purposes only and should be used in a separate, dedicated, ultrasonic unit as per the recommendations on it’s product data sheet.
It was originally developed for the dental industry and can be used on stainless and non-stainless steel as well as precious metal jewellery and diamonds.
However, soft metals such as aluminium, light metal alloys, amorphous and soft gemstones should not be treated with EC55.
David Doyle, NAJ President said: “I personally have had so many calls and texts recently on what steps we can take to reassure customers and staff as we begin to exit lockdown.
“HS Walsh have a long history in supporting other NAJ members and we’re thankful they’ve been able to secure the ultrasonic and cleaning products and offer at a discounted rate.”
HS Walsh said: “We recommend using EC55 on any client pieces for repair, before evaluation and work takes place, and on repaired work, new stock and any pieces handled on the shop floor before they are returned to the customer or display units.
“It is also recommended that the solution is changed every seven days.”