Swarfega was the first hand cleaner of its type in the world. The name derives from swarf, being the old Derbyshire engineering term for oil and grease and ega, as in eager to clean. Swarfega quickly established itself as a popular choice in the 1940's and 50's with mechanics and more, who had been left with traditional tablet soaps. The Swarfega brand has grown to a range of over 40 specialist cleaning products from hand cleansers to surface cleaners, and remains as popular as ever. All Swarfega products have been carefully formulated to perform to the highest standard and that they remain first choice among users.