Superior Solutions for
Engineered Wood Products

Complete chemistry for effective, efficient, and
environmentally-conscious wood processing

Your Industry Doesn’t Do ‘Downtime’

You create the wood products that the world relies on. Whether you are trying to hit daily, monthly, or yearly production targets, your time is precious. You can’t focus on meeting your production targets when chemistry becomes your main concern. Because the wrong chemistry impacts not only impact output, it also damages equipment and poses both health and environmental risks. All of which affect your bottom line.

You Need More Than Just Effective Chemistry.

You also need a chemical provider who can deliver under any conditions.

Whether you’re working on a mill floor or up in regional headquarters, your goal is to limit work stoppages—margins are slim and time is money. To optimize continuity, you don’t just need the right chemical solutions, you also need a partner you can rely on to deliver fixes, fast. A partner who answers your call at any time of day and works tirelessly to find the solution that gets operations back up and running.


Release Agents

Engineered wood products hinge on release agents, a complex yet critical part of manufacturing. Because whether you are operating a continuous or multi-opening press, there are many variables that affect both the efficiency of your operation and product quality. That’s why we work with you to discover your unique challenges, and design a solution and program that ensure minimal downtimes without sacrificing product quality.

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Maintaining your WESP system is critical to everyday operations. And while traditional caustic soda solutions have been the go-to for years, these solutions can cause their own issues with scale buildup. That’s why we are constantly developing new, alternative WESP treatment programs that will help you avoid the high downtime and cost of traditional WESP maintenance. The Guardian team will study your system to review site-specific challenges including wood species, feed and recycle water quality, waste handling, disposal resources, foam control and overall system design. We find a formulation and site application technique that works for you.

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Cleaning & Degreasing

To keep production rates up, your equipment must be kept clean, both as part of regular and unexpected maintenance. And in engineered wood production, you need highly specialized chemicals to deal with the unique fouling that your equipment can encounter. Our chemical solutions include innovative blends of high performance surfactants, alkalinity boosters, water conditioning agents and corrosion inhibitors. We craft solutions to meet you unique challenges, and can assist with application and disposal.

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Foam is an inconvenient byproduct of wood processing that can slow down or stop production when it gets out of control, and the breakdown and clean up process can be time-intensive. We have a developed a range of products that quickly and effectively disperse foam, or can minimize foam before its created. To create a solution that works for the unique conditions in your facility, our in-house and in-field testing technologies available to ensure accurate chemical functions and application rates.

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Sanitizing & Disinfecting

Protect the health of everyone in and around your facilities from the visible and invisible bacteria, fungi, and other contaminants that can linger for days in the right environment. Guardian’s wide variety of solutions include several registered with Health Canada. All our hard surface cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectant chemicals are made to ensure the cleanliness of contaminated surfaces.

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There’s No Time to Waste

We create the tailored solutions that not only keep production going but improve efficiency and product quality.

Every person at Guardian Chemicals is responsible for delivering incomparable innovation in each solution. The people building your products and providing your solutions are passionate about their industry and meticulous about their jobs; they understand that dependability is what makes the difference. That obsession is why we’ve become a benchmark for chemical innovation in North America.

Our Proactive Partnership Approach

We don’t believe in ‘deliver-and-done’. True benefits revolve around the consistency of program execution, which is why we’re there when you need us both for regular servicing and emergency support for life.

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Our experts know your industry and will seek to understand the unique challenges of your business. Let’s talk.

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We come to you

Your systems and processes are interconnected. We’ll arrange a site visit to understand the bigger picture.

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We propose a solution
A solution is more than just a product—it is a complete program that results in lower life cycle operating cost and considers the impact on health, safety and the environment.
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We deliver fast
Our service is key to your success. We deliver with industry-leading turnaround times, and effective commissioning and training ensure that your system operates safely and effectively from day one.
Discover a New Definition of Peak Performance

When you have the right chemistry and support you can count on, you’ll be ready to leave your mark.

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