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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

5 Questions On Recycling Used Alcohol

Posted by Colin Darcel

Oct 24, 2016 3:20:00 PM

If you're in an industry that uses alcohol you know how costly it is and that you require a pure virgin product to be used.  But did you know that you can recycle your alcohol to remove all contaminants, returning it to a pure form? 

When we say alcohol, what we're referring to are alcohol solutions such as Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)/Isopropanol, Ethanol, Methanol, Butanol, Glycol or any other alcohol based solutions.

Here are 5 questions we frequently get about recycling waste alcohol:

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

What is MET Lab certification and why does it matter for your Solvent Recycling Equipment?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Aug 16, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Our award-winning equipment is used by thousands of companies world-wide   due to its unique and customizable features. We continuously strive to provide clients with the most efficient, safe, and high quality recycling equipment possible. We take this endeavour very seriously, and hope this reflects in our products and service to date. Part of this effort has included becoming MET Lab certified. 
 
What is MET Lab certification?
 
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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

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