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How to Clean a Spray Gun

In order to maintain performance and shelf-life of paints, it's critical you know how to clean a spray gun. Designed for both automotive and industrial applications, spray guns not properly maintained can result in poorly painted products, extra work repainting on the unit, and lost production. Today’s production environ­ment puts a premium on speed and process of…
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Eurocorr Recap: Traditional vs. Bio-based Rust Preventative

Eurocorr 2017 recap: Experimental testing of biobased and petroleum-based rust preventatives The European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR) recently held a presentation in front of six hundred delegates on the benefit of bio-based corrosion protection of metal components and surfaces during shipment, storage, and/or in between manufacturing processes.  Eurocorr is the premier conference for corrosion experts. When choosing…
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Top 3 Reasons to Use Cortec’s Anti Corrosion Films

Rising losses due to corrosion is a chief area of concern for end-use industries such as power generation and automotive & transportation. It's also the primary reason for the increased demand for anti corrosion coatings. Solvent Recycling Systems is the proud distributor of Cortec's Cor-Pak® VpCI™ Stretch Film, the ultimate high-performance film developed for corrosion protection of ferrous…
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How To Prevent Rust Without Oil-based Products

In order to avoid losses from corrosion, it is very important to apply a rust preventative. This article will explore how to prevent rust to protect metal parts awaiting the next step of machining, assembly, or shipment using breakthrough water-based rust preventative technology. Now you can trade the labor and disposal costs of oil-based rust…
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Cortec Corrosion Inhibitor Bags

Cortec Corrosion Inhibitor Bags are Fully Biodegradable For the utmost product rust protection during storage and domestic and overseas shipments, Solvent Recycling Systems uses certified biodegradable corrosion inhibiting film using Cortec's Eco-Corr®, which contains VpCI technology. As the first and only certified biodegradable corrosion inhibiting film on the market, Cortec’s proprietary VpCI technology provides excellent contact,…
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Hurricane Harvey Aftermath Part II: Acetone Shortage

The petrochemical industry was severely impacted when Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf in August. In the wake of that disaster, we're now left to pick up the pieces and assess the extent of the damage throughout the region—including rising costs solvents like acetone. Here's what we're finding out, and how Solvent Recycling Systems can help:…
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Where can I find a MEK solvent alternative?

What is MEK solvent? Looking for a MEK solvent alternative? It's important to first understand its chemical properties. MEK solvent is 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…
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Can I recycle mineral spirits for cleaning transmission parts?

Yes. Solvent Recycling Systems can recycle mineral spirits for cleaning transmission parts by using both on-site and off-site distillation systems that can be connected to a parts washer (available for purchase here). You can then process dirty solvent into new, recycled solvent. The systems are optimized to your exact solvent waste, meaning you only recycle to your…
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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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