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Maratek Environmental Blog

4 Ways Solvent Recycling Will Improve Your Lab’s Processes

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jul 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Whether you are the owner of a business in the printing and ink industry, an automotive body shop, a company in the aerospace or marine sector or any other organization that deals with large quantities of solvents, you’ll know just how much inefficient lab processes can hold your business back.

This is particularly true when it comes to the lab’s process of purchasing solvents and disposing of waste. In fact, a large number of companies are simply trying to stay afloat when it comes to solvent purchase and waste disposal - rather than creating a proactive strategy that helps their company grow.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Recycling: What is Fractional Distillation?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jun 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

If your company is considering investing in its very own in-house solvent recycling unit - that’s great news!

Recycling your solvent in-house will result in a wide range of benefits from significantly lower waste costs, allowing your business to market itself as environmentally friendly, saving money on buying new virgin solvents, improved process efficiencies and much more.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

3 Best Practices That Will Help Your Business Manage its Solvent

Posted by Colin Darcel

Mar 12, 2019 11:20:00 AM

Is solvent waste hurting your company’s bottom line? By implementing a management plan that cuts costs and improves efficiencies, your business can change that.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

How Automotive Finishing Shops can Save Money with On-Site Solvent Recycling

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jun 19, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Automotive finishing shops are often stuck with solvents and residual paints around their shop, but owners can save a significant amount of money by recycling these products on site.

On-site recycling could reduce an automotive finishing company’s solvent purchases by as much as 95 per cent, as well as dramatically reducing hazardous waste levels in the shop. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control, automotive finishing shops in California reduced their solvent purchases by as much as 80 per cent by recycling on site.

Used solvent and paint waste is often the largest waste stream inside an automotive finishing shop, but it can be recycled by either shipping it off to an off-site recycling facility or by recycling the waste on site.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Distillation Safety Part III

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to the final part of a three part series on Solvent Distillation safety, this article will look at heating jacket malfunction, nitrocellulose reactions and solvent properties. Our last safety article looked at solvent foaming and drying phase temperature increases, if you missed it click here: Solvent Distillation Safety Part II.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Distillation Safety Part II

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to the second part of a three part series on Solvent Distillation safety, this blog will look at solvent foaming and drying phase temperature increases. Our last safety article looked at Class 1 Division 1 MetLab Certification and distillation chamber safety, if you missed it click here: Solvent Distillation Safety Part I.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Distillation Safety Part I

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Recovering solvent through distillation is an excellent way to reduce operating costs for companies with low volume to an extremely high volume solvent use. Companies can recycle their own waste solvent to reduce the cost of waste disposal, and replacement their consumption of new solvent. Processing on-site also lowers their environmental liabilities in a safe manner when using the proper equipment.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Waterproofing Company Saves Thousands by Recycling Their Solvents

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM

LymTal International Inc. has introduced the line of Iso-Flex systems that are designed to protect concrete structures. LymTal offers a broad scope of products in their commercial waterproofing division including traffic and membrane coatings, as well as concrete and joint sealants.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Saver Batch (SSB) Helps City in BC become Greener

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The City of Burnaby has a designated road painting department that helps mark and line the pavement to guide traffic. Lane and center lining is carried out using a specially equipped truck.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

What Does Recycling Solvents Cost?

Posted by Colin Darcel

May 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

One of the most frequent questions we get when talking with manufacturers is "What does it cost to recycle my solvents?" When they tell us a bit more about their waste stream, quantity of waste, current disposal methods and type of solvents. We normally end up telling them that there is NO "cost" to getting solvent recycling equipment and they will in fact save or gain money. Here are a few reasons how you save money:

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

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