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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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A primer on mineral spirit uses

Mineral spirit uses are widespread. But how do the solvents compare, and how do you properly select one vs. the other? First, let's separate the solvents into the petroleum distillates. Because the most highly used mineral spirits are petroleum distillates, this reduces the remaining products to a number that’s easy to handle. Petroleum distillates are all…
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Mineral Spirits vs Paint Thinner – what’s the difference?

What is the difference between mineral spirits vs paint thinner? Mineral spirits are a type of solvent typically used for parts cleaning and machine washing. A petroleum distillate, mineral spirits are often used as a substitute for turpentine, and tend to build up grease and grime. Mineral spirits also include thin oil-based materials such as varnishes. Paint thinner, in…
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Mineral spirits as a degreaser

Maintaining a low-cost and sustainable operation for your degreaser is of vital importance in the effort to offset rising production facility costs. Solvent Recycling Systems can recycle mineral spirits used as a degreaser, including D-Limonene, Paint thinners and Naptha solvent, in addition to other hydrocarbon solvents used for parts washing. Solvent Recycling Systems uses state-of-the-solvent distillation machines…
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Recycle Your Mineral Spirits with IoT Solvent Recyclers

Did you know you can recycle and reclaim your contaminated paint thinner? Paint thinner, also known as mineral spirits, can all be reused over and over again to clean oil-based paints and stains. Mineral spirits, a petroleum distillate,  are often used as a substitute for turpentine. They are less flammable and toxic than turpentine, but…
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Can I recycle toluene solvent?

Yes. Solvent Recycling Systems can recover toluene solvent from previously spent solvents. What is toluene? Toluene is an organic solvent that has the chemical formula C7H8 that belongs to the aromatic hydrocarbon family. Toluene is a common ingredient in degreasers and is used as a solvent in many applications including rubber, ink, paint, adhesives, and…
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What types of solvent wastes are recyclable?

In the face of growing regulations and EPA reporting rules, many facilities have to look at removing any additional operating costs when it comes to solvent recycling. We offer affordable, on-site solvent recovery for a number of recyclable solvent wastes. What solvent wastes are recyclable? The short answer—all of them! We will work with you…
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Can naphtha solvent be re-used and recycled?

Yes. Naphtha solvent recycling is of critical importance. Solvent Recycling Systems works with paints and coatings companies, petroleum refineries and other facilities that isolate naphthas for reuse. What is naphtha used for? Naphtha is a product of the petroleum distillation process. Naptha is a light distillate, meaning it comes off early in the distillation and…
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How can I recycle hexane solvent waste?

Many of the solvents used in the solvent extraction process, such as butane, propane, hexane, isopropyl alcohol and ethanol, can be recycled and re-used right within your facility, using solvent recycling systems. Hexane solvent, in particular, is a simple molecule comprising of only carbon and hydrogen. It is not regarded as a carcinogen by public health…
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How can I recycle ethanol waste?

Ethanol waste is common in the manufacturing industry and in extraction processes. It is widely used as a solvent, dehydrant and a cleaning fluid, so it's not surprising it is frequently contaminated with water, grease, oil, and other contaminants. Recycle ethanol waste with IoT solvent recyclers You can recycle ethanol waste using solvent recycling equipment, which…
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