Unelko Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of specialty cleaners, protective coatings and “antimicrobial” treatments for more than 40 years. The company began in 1971 in Chicago, Illinois when Howard Ohlhausen invented and patented one of the first “invisible” coatings for glass and a method for rendering nonporous surfaces water, soil and stain repellent and remarkably corrosion and scratch resistant.
Following Ohlhausen’s acclaimed invention and through his service and experience in the U.S. Airforce, he began to develop and market innovative products with his three sons as a family business. They developed and trademarked Repcon®, a rain repellent and surface conditioner for aircraft & military vehicles, and a product trademarked Rain-X®, a glass treatment & rain repellent that “Improved Visibility and Driving Safety” in inclement weather for all cars, trucks, busses and other forms of transportation, now sold world-wide.
Following the sale of its world-famous Rain-X® to Quaker State Corporation in 1998, Unelko did not rest on its laurels. They spent considerable time to research and develop a new generation of commercial & residential cleaners that offered improved durable protection and new breed of “antimicrobial” treatments for the preservation, enhancement and preventive cleaning of all glass, porcelain, ceramics, plastics, metals and other surfaces.