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Maratek Environmental Blog

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

City of Burnaby Saves Road Painting Costs With Maratek Solvent Saver

Posted by Colin Darcel

Aug 12, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Like other municipal governments, The City of Burnaby is interested in both cost savings for road maintenance, and implementing whenever possible environmentally friendly solutions.
 
The City of Burnaby's road painting department is responsible for marking road pavements with traffic lines and symbols. They use a specially equipped truck to do the job, which sprays marking paint onto the surface of the road with pressurized air guns, followed by a coating of glass beads to make the lines reflective. 
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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Will water-based “green” technologies replace traditional solvents?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jun 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM

It’s an interesting and important question. Over the last few decades there has been a shift to use water-based, ‘green’ technology over traditional solvents in a variety of applications. In order to do our best to preserve the environment, we should definitely incorporate green technology when it can provide a suitable replacement in terms of quality and performance. However, does this mean that the need for traditional solvents will disappear?

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Changing Perspective: Seeing the Value in Your Solvent Waste

Posted by Colin Darcel

May 19, 2016 2:30:00 PM

For so long, many companies have treated their used solvent and chemicals as waste. But what if you found out that you were simply throwing away something that still had great value? These companies find themselves in a situation where they are paying large amounts of money to throw away what they have long considered to be irrecoverable waste - contributing to  greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful VOC’s in the process of disposal.
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Topics: Maratek Environmental, Solvent Recycling & Recovery, Waste Disposal & Management

Maratek Environmental Inc. Partners with GreenCentre Canada to Commercialize Novel Solvent Recovery Solutions

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 19, 2016 3:30:00 PM

GreenCentre Canada and Maratek Environmental Inc. are pleased to announce an agreement to commercialize unique technology solutions for the recovery of industrial solvents.  Industrial solvents are used in the chemical industry to produce a wide variety of products including paints, printing inks, coatings, and plastics.  Recycling takes the used, dirty solvents and converts them to pure form so that they can be reused, mitigated their environmental impact as well as reducing the need for their disposal by incineration or landfill.

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Topics: Maratek Environmental, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Recycling Solvents Used In Processing Medical Cannabis

Posted by Colin Darcel

Mar 30, 2016 1:30:00 PM

If you are starting out (or established) in the legal cannabis industry, you are probably aware that the solvents used in the extraction process can be pricey. With business and political interests rising in this industry, the production demand will only grow. As someone navigating new legislation, regulations, and standards, you will probably not want to be incurring unnecessary costs on chemical solvents that you could be recycling and reusing. By using our solvent recycling & recovery equipment, you can actually reduce your solvent purchases by as much as 95%, as well as dramatically reduce your hazardous waste.

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Selecting the right solvent recycling equipment

Posted by Colin Darcel

Feb 29, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Choosing the right solvent recycling equipment for your specific purposes and requirements is important. There are several factors to consider including the frequency, composition, and total amount that you wish to recycle. We’ve outlined several questions to ask when choosing the right equipment for you.

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Turn-key Solvent Recycling Plants From Maratek

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 21, 2016 2:30:00 PM

We have many clients who often ask us solvent recycling related questions in their emerging market.  As more and more countries push priorities into 'green' initiatives and the environment, often businesses are in the dark about what they can do to ensure they are abiding by laws and regulations.

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Waste - Recycling Vs. Disposal

Posted by Colin Darcel

Dec 30, 2015 1:45:42 PM

For companies which generate hazardous liquid waste, disposal can be a costly process.  Not only does the waste take up space until it's picked up but it can also be a workplace hazard. On the other side, recycling the liquid waste can be done easily and effectively, with no need for additional staff to operate and has a very simple workplace integration.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery, Waste Disposal & Management

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