Lowering Costs with Cutting Wool Pads

The Customer's Challenge

Evaluations of the customer process noted the high cost associated with application pads being disposed prematurely and large external laundering costs of the wool pads.

Key Benefits

Lowered Costs
Lowered Costs by $36,468

Annual Cost Savings

Reduced Process Steps
Reduced Process Inventory

Inventory Savings

Reduced Waste
Reduced Product Waste

Product Savings

Customer Process:

The customer was polishing boats using a competitive product and three-step process. Because of the competitive compound having petroleum based fillers, this caused the pads to fill, requiring an extreme laundering process to get them clean for reuse.

Cost Savings:

First, the customer changed to Farécla compounds which are water-based products allowing easier use, reduced steps in their process and less clean-up. That cost savings is on another case study. Second, the customer will see less pad use and inventory reduction as the Farécla system is easier to clean. Regarding the wool pads, the customer reduced their external laundering of pads by $3,039 on average per month and brought the cleaning process back into their facility for total control of their waste. 

Total annual cost savings is $36,468.

Featured Products

  • 8 In. Farecla Beige Double-Sided Buffing/Polishing H&L Super Cut Wool Pad

    The Farécla Double Sided Cutting Wool Pad is a 100% steamed and twisted white wool designed to eliminate severe swirls, scratches or heavy oxidation from sanded or wet sanded refinished paint surfaces. 

  • 8 In. Farecla Beige Single-Sided Buffing/Polishing H&L Super Cut Wool Pad

    Single-Sided Cutting Wool Pad with 100% steamed and twisted white wool designed to eliminate severe swirls, scratches or heavy oxidation from sanded or wet sanded refinished paint surfaces.