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Maratek Environmental Blog

What Should We Do With Our Solvent Waste?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Nov 13, 2014 3:31:00 PM

 

Solvents are used in a great variety of industrial and manufacturing processes, from printing and manufacturing, to electronics and machining.  

Solvents are used for their superior cleaning and curing properties and most industry professionals agree that there's no substitute to be found to replace solvents in such applications as coating, line flushing, reactor cleaning, stabilizing, degreasing, and parts cleaning.

Yet the use of solvents doesn't come without a responsibility to our environment.

People and businesses who generate solvent waste, which is actually regarded as hazardous waste, have a "cradle to grave" solvent environmental liability regarding its safe disposal.

Because solvents have no substitute in many industrial processing applications, the question most companies are asking is not whether or not to use solvents, but what should we do with our solvent waste?

Let's discuss the various options that exist, and help you understand which options might be best for you.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

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