The Beginning – Powerclean Chemicals Limited

Founded by Stephen Coulter in 1978 at his home in Suffolk, Powerclean was just a small operation, manufacturing new and effective products used to clean cars and commercial vehicles without the need for sponging or brushing. Steve made his first batch of Traffic Film Remover (TFR) in his garden shed using a 200 litre drum and a wooden paddle to blend in the ingredients.

Supplying his TFRs to various cleaning equipment distributors, Powerclean offered these companies the chance to sell his TFR under their own brand. After the success of these white label products, Steve and Powerclean moved into a factory in the Suffolk Coastal town of Leiston, where we still operate from to this day.

Products For All Industries

After seeing the success of the TFRs, Steve knew there was more to be done. With the addition of more staff, including 4 of his sons, Steve and Powerclean worked relentlessly on new formulations for other products to add to our ever-growing catalogue.

Adding to the list of car and commercial vehicle cleaners, more products were formulated including specialist sanitising products. Products such as interior cleaners, vehicle dressings and polishes were a huge success and created a solid foundation.

In 1997, Powerclean was one of the first independently owned chemical manufactures to be awarded certification to the internationally recognised Quality Standard ISO9000. Our original registration number was just 261.


Having supplied many millions of litres of product to “own label” customers, it was decided to introduce our own brand which will become recognised by the end-user.

Molecular is a chance for everyone to try these high quality products which we have specially crafted and perfected over the last 40 years. Focusing on only our best products, you can feel at ease knowing that you will be getting the best.

Great company & superb products. Review via Trustpilot
Anthony Elliot (Becton Detailing Supplies)
Go to the best, Go to Source. I use these products within my detailing business and beyond. I am continually recommending products to customers and friends within the automotive sector. Molecular products are also amazing for commercial spills on the go & at HOME! (No this is not a paid review) Proud to fly the molecular flag. Review via Trustpilot
Danny Kiteley (Motive Detailing)
Great products and great prices I love their products! Makes it so easy for someone who isn’t the most knowledgeable when it comes to car cleaning. High quality products at an excellent price Review via Trustpilot
Phoebe Kerridge
Big Bang is banging! Sparkle quick detailer leaves a great finish. Aurora glass cleaner is brilliant and Electron interior cleaner is mega and smells amazing! Will be adding the 5 litres to my van. Review via email
Dale B (DLB Detailng Services Ltd)
Have only just started using Molecular and am very impressed with their Valeting products . The service from Jordan was 100%. Review via Trustpilot
Paul Eadle (P&N Vehicle Detailing)
Placed my first order and was really impressed with the products and the service! I've tried every cleaning product on the market and this is miles above them all and great value for money!. Review via Trustpilot
Harry Harvey
Tried their TFR and can only say what an impressive product it is. Will be ordering more of their product range to use in my Classic and Retro cat collection as well as my modern cars and motorhome. Highly recommended. Review via Trustpilot
Highly recommended. If you didn't try Molecular yet,you should ORDER NOW!!! Since I tried their products and see the awesome results, dropped the other companies and switched to Molecular. I'm using their products not just on my car,they usable all around the house too. Review via Trustpilot
András Nagy
Excellent product, best I have used and delivery is really quick. Review via Trustpilot
Will Kuhl
Top quality products at reasonable prices, highly recommended. Review via Trustpilot
Sonny Clarke
Products get the thumbs up from me. Mirage doesn't powder up (which I hate) and was easy to use and buff. Both cars were cleaned and drew plenty of attention. Review via email
Mel Gray
First time using Molecular products and I have to say they are impressive I will certainly continue to use them. Review via Trustpilot
Paul & Sharon
Sparkle is a really nice QD to use. Very simple, few sprays and spread with a medium density microfibre. Flipped to dry side to buff off, it melted into the paintwork and was instantly smooth to touch and buff. Glossed up very nicley. I was highly impressed. Review via email
Andy White
Great products that easily match or if not beat some of the marketing leaders. Would highly recommend and the team are very polite and friendly 🙂👍🏻 Review via Trustpilot
Chris Gedge (East Anglian Competitions)