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Yes. Mineral spirits solvent recycling is of critical importance. Solvent Recycling Systems works with industrial manufacturers, precision metal fabricators, paints and coatings companies, 3D printing companies and other facilities to recycle solvent for reuse.

What are petroleum based solvents?

Mineral spirits solvent is a product of the petroleum distillation process. Mineral spirits are a light distillate, meaning it comes off early in the distillation and refining process. While it’s used mainly as a paint thinner or a cleaning agent, its other uses include paint and varnish diluents, asphalt diluents, rubber industry solvents, dry-cleaning, cigarette lighters, and portable camping stove and lantern fuels.

What are some other uses for mineral spirits and other solvents?

Some common uses for naphtha solvents include:

  • Parts washing – Mineral spirits are used extensively in parts cleaning and degreasing operations due to its strong cleaning ability and fast drying characteristics.
  • Fuels –  Naphtha is used portable camping stoves, lanterns, blowtorches, and lighters. Because of the bright, clean burn, naphtha is used in performance equipment for fire juggling or fire spinning.
  • Feedstock –  Naphtha is used as a feedstock to produce petrochemicals like propylene, pyrolysis gasoline and ethylene. In catalytic reforming, it is used to give rise to reformates for benzene, toluene and xylenes, and for gasoline blending.
  • Industrial Chemical Supplies – Naphthas are cracked until the molecules break apart. The resulting hydrocarbons are used to produce plastics like polypropylene and polyethylene, synthetic fibers like acrylonitrile, and industrial chemicals like glycols. Different kinds of naphthas are also used in shoe polishes and to remove oil from camera aperture blades.

Reduce Mineral Spirits Solvent Waste

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 naphtha solvent recycling. Solvent Recycling Systems provides on-site distillation systems for solvent recovery. We offer affordable, on-site naphtha solvent recovery for facilities of all sizes. Whether you need to process solvent wastes with an 8-gallon or 60-gallon still, you’ll always be processing to your facility’s waste stream. Payback is typically less than a year on these systems and liability reduction of cradle-to-grave waste disposal is also a driving factor. A low- to mid-sized manufacturer should reap the benefits of on-site recycling too. 

Let us know your current solvent usage and solvent type and we will put a quote together for an onsite recycling system.

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