Maratek Environmental's Solvent Saver technology was honoured by the Printing Industries of America winning the prestigious GATF InterTech Award
The InterTech™ Technology Awards recognize the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.
Read the Solvent Saver overview printed in Graphic Arts Monthly Supplement.
Maratek Environmental received The Financial Post Bronze Environmental Technology Award for introducing a recycling process to the printing industry that reduces inorganic and organic pollutants by 95% and cuts water consumption by 90%.
[fa icon="quote-left"] The Maratek Solvent Saver was installed just over 3 years ago and I can say it has lived up to its claim of being able to provide quality recovered solvent for reuse on our Heidelberg sheetfed presses. We had looked at other systems but the flexibility, small space requirement and being able to use our current solvent without switching made the Maratek system our final choice. We feel we made the right decision. Lake County Press believes in doing its part in helping our environment, the Maratek Solvent Saver definitely plays a big part in our environmental and cost saving initiatives. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Dan Murphy, Plant Manager Lake Country Press
[fa icon="quote-left"] We have had the Maratek Solvent Saver for several years now and without a doubt it helped us achieve and maintain a lower waste generator status and made our waste volume more manageable. I allow tours for Maratek because I am proud of what it does for us and feel everyone that creates solvent waste should have a Maratek system. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Vince Weachter, Plant Manger Standard Printing Company
[fa icon="quote-left"] The Solvent Saver 300 system Maratek installed here at Colorado Printing is working extremely well. It has lived up to every Maratek claim. Crystal clear reusable solvent and a very simple hands off process. We had tried another system that was nothing but headache after headache. We are pleased the Maratek Solvent Saver was able to help us reclaim our waste solvent and reuse back to press with no issues. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Steve Brewer, Production Manager Colorado Printing
[fa icon="quote-left"] Journeyman Press has utilized the Maratek Solvent Saver 50 to recover solvent from used blanket wash for almost a year. It is working as advertised. We run the Solvent Saver on 2 shifts and there are no operational issues. I would recommend the Solvent Saver to any Printer that is interested reducing his solvent Purchases, VOC Generation and Emission status. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Steve Silverstein, President The Journeyman Press, Inc.
[fa icon="quote-left"] Cayuga Press has used the Maratek Solvent Saver 50 unit to recover solvent for 30 days. We can confirm that so far it is working “as advertised”. The installation and training took 4 days and we were recovering solvent on the 4th day. We use the Solvent Saver on 2 shifts and there are no operational issues to date. I would recommend the Solvent Saver Technology to any Printer that is interested in reducing his VOC generation and emission status and if they are interested in saving money. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Peter Schug, President Cayuga Press, Inc
[fa icon="quote-left"] MaraSolve is helping JF Moore to dramatically reduce it’s new solvent purchases, and the concept of purchasing back our own recycled waste solvent fits our corporate environmental objectives. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Frank Pantaleo, VP Operations JF Moore Lithographers
[fa icon="quote-left"] Maratek’s recycled blanket wash has helped Quebecor to stabilize and improve solvent costs without jeopardizing quality. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Dennis Wilkins, National Purchasing Manager Quebecor World
[fa icon="quote-left"] The problem I had is that another supplier product wasn’t cleaned well enough. It was poorly done and it cost a lot. Now, with Maratek we put in 100 gallons of acetone, we recover about 97 gallons of good quality. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Norm Dunavant, National Purchasing Manager Structural Composites Industries(SCI)
[fa icon="quote-left"] The printing industry utilizes large quantities of both solvent and liquid-soaked wipers in the cleaning of their equipment. The disposal of solvent and laundering of wipers represents a significant environmental concern and cost to any print facility. Installation and operation of this Maratek recycling system resulted in a total cost savings of $240,000 annually. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Dale Schnurr, Plant Engineer RBW Graphic's
[fa icon="quote-left"] The combination of the Maratek Gun Washer and Distiller provides Caliber with a user-friendly one stop solvent solution, and saving our company thousands of dollars annually. [fa icon="quote-right"]
Stephan Altounian, Vice President R&D Caliber Collision Centers