Our mission is to allow people to discover and master the art of taking care of their car. Through a friendly and educational approach, we make car care accessible, simple and appealing to everybody.

From beginners to experts, Silverwax is the name to remember when it comes to high quality products and professional advice.




Les Entreprises Plein-Sol are born in Quebec City on Chemin Ste-Foy. Originally, the company specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of carpet cleaning products.


The company moves to larger premises on Wilfrid-Hamel boulevard and redirects its activities towards the development and manufacturing of cleaning products for buildings and vehicles in addition to distributing a complete line of industrial hand cleaners.


The company abandons its former name (Les Entreprises Plein-Sol ) and becomes Laboratoire Hygienex. At the same time, it intensifies exportations toward the US of its home products and range of specialized hand cleaners : AKTIF.


With over 23 years of experience in the conception and manufacturing of cleaning products, the company undertakes the development of an all new product line intended for use by automotive aesthetic professionals: Silverwax Car Care products.


Laboratoire Hygienex moves into its newly built premises on Zéphirin-Paquet Street. This new location includes a complete car care store, a training center and a cutting edge research and development laboratory.


Noting a growing demand for its Silverwax line, the company launches a range of 27 car care products destined to the retail market. This line includes the brand’s flagship product: Silverwax double polymer paint sealant.


Silverwax products are distributed across Quebec in all Canadian Tire locations.


Silverwax products make their entry on the Canadian market through the Canadian Tire stores network. After 2 years of development, the Silverwax Moto, Silverwax Marine and Silverwax RV product lines are launched to meet the specific needs of these types of vehicles.