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How Do I Recycle Mineral Spirits Klean Strips?

Whether you’re working with paint, varnish, stain or epoxy, mineral spirits Klean Strips are an excellent line of solvents and thinners for project clean-up, allowing you to work faster and perform better. But did you know that these solvents and paint thinners can be recycled and reused on-site in your facility, over and over, resulting…
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How to Determine Your Hazardous Waste Generator Status

In the following post, we'll explain how to determine your hazardous waste generator status by calculating the amount of spent solvent that should be counted towards the amount of hazardous waste generated in a month, as governed by the EPA. (see pdf link below). The EPA regulates hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to ensure…
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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Parts Washer

The following information includes tips, best practices, and statutory and regulatory requirements found in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code, which will help to guide you in buying a parts washer. 1. Know your parts washer options Parts washers are commonly used in manufacturing or maintenance operations to…
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Which of the following is not considered a hazardous waste?

5 Step Guide to Determining if your Solid Waste Becomes a Hazardous Waste Under The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which governs the proper management of hazardous waste and non-hazardous solid waste under the EPA, a solvent must first be classified as a solid waste before it can be considered a “hazardous waste.” Under RCRA, the…
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Hurricane Harvey Aftermath: Why Solvent Recycling is Mission Critical

Hurricane Harvey wiped away 40% of the nation's supply of ethylene, arguably the world's most important petrochemical. Solvent recycling is needed now more than ever. A once-in-a-1,000-year flood across the Gulf of Mexico is proving to have ramifications on the entire world. Before Hurricane Harvey began its destructive path through Texas and Louisiana, ethylene, a…
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Affordable MEK solvent recycling

What is MEK solvent? 100% pure butanone, or MEK, short for Methyl Ethyl Ketone, is a solvent for thinning specified coatings – particularly gums, resins, cellulose acetate and nitrocellulose coatings, and vinyl films. MEK is widely used in industrial manufacturing applications, for example in the manufacture of plastics, textiles, and paraffin wax. It can be utilized as a plastic bonding agent that…
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How does an aqueous parts washer work?

An aqueous parts washer is a safe and effective waste-based solution that, unlike petroleum- based solvents, are typically non-flammable and contain little or no VOCs. It is an alternative to solvent parts cleaning and eliminates the need for harmful cleaning solutions. Aqueous parts washers use water-based chemicals. Instead of dissolving grease and solids, aqueous cleaners…
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How to Choose a Solvent Recovery Bag

What are solvent recovery bags? There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing a solvent recovery bag. Also known as solvent recycling bags, solvent recovery bags or liners are used in applications where there are numerous solids in the contaminated solvent (for example, paints and coatings and automotive refineries, paint spray guns, and specialized…
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How Does a Solvent Recycling Machine Work?

When it comes to eco-friendly solvent recycling solutions, not all solvent recycling machines are created equal. What really matters is how much solvent can actually be recycled, and what savings can be achieved by the solvent process. Why is solvent recycling so critical? For starters, using a solvent recycling machine like that offered by Solvent Recycling…
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Recycling Solvents for Paint Gun Cleaning

Paint Spray Gun Cleaning and Solvent Recycling Paint thinner,  mineral spirits, and other solvents are often used for paint gun cleaning because of their ability to quickly dissolve paint residue in small openings. These solvents contain toxic compounds that present environmental concerns and health risks to the general public.  Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions from solvents contribute…
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