The Challenge of Cleaning & Reconditioning IBCs

 What is an IBC? What are their Uses? Intermediate Bulk Containers, or IBCs, are reusable, bulk storage containers used to transport and store liquids and other substances such as paint, coatings, solvents, oils,  chemicals, food, water, granulated materials, and even pharmaceuticals. …

PlateVac ™ – A Brief History

How PlateVac Solved an Industry Problem In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Flexographic Plate Maker was looking for a replacement to Perchloroethylene (Perc), used as a plate wash solvent in the production of photopolymer printing plates. Perc had …

Integrated N2 Purge Filling System Allows Clean Filling of Isocyanates

Missed Han Nijland, Managing Director of Gemini Techniek’s presentation on an innovative new filling system to cleanly fill Isocyanates at the American Coatings Show? Don’t worry- we have you covered. What Are Isocyanates and Why are They Challenging? Dealing with …

Filling Systems 101

Choosing the best filling technology for an application is dependent on a variety of factors, including the product properties, the size of the container to be filled, and available budget. Filling Systems operate using primarily two different methods: Volumetric (filling …

Protect Your Revenue Stream – Don’t Skimp On Maintenance

It’s so dependable, you might forget it needs maintenance from time to time. After 30+ years in business, we’ve seen a thing or two. Nothing surprises us anymore. Some of our clients make maintenance a priority – and it shows, …

The Truth About Nitrocellulose and Distillation

Moving from Water-Based to Nitrocellulose Solvent-Based Inks During recent discussions with a prospective client looking into in-house solvent recovery, we uncovered a bit of misinformation. The client was a small packaging printer transitioning from water-based to solvent-based inks; more specifically …

Managing the Process: Operating Set Points

“Our still is locked up.” Not long ago we received a frantic call from a coatings manufacturer who had recently purchased one of our larger scrape-sided solvent recovery systems. The unit had not been in operation very long. The operator …

Basics of the Process: Single Stage Distillation 101

Over the years we have encountered operators and supervisors who knew how their recovery system functioned and how to respond if they received an alarm signal on their system control panel, however these same folks did not understand the basic …