Category Archives: FAQs

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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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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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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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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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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Parts Washer Solvent Recycling FAQs

Reducing parts washer waste is of critical importance for today's chemical supply companies. We've broken down the most frequently asked questions on the topic according to the EPA. What is a parts washer? Parts washers are commonly used in manufacturing or maintenance operations to clean parts or components. Parts washers include cold cleaning units, vapor…
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