New Product Offerings – Dispensing, Filling & Container Washing Systems

Systems Specifically Designed for the Paints, Coatings & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry Progressive Recovery, Inc. (PRI) is pleased to announce the addition of three (3) new technologies from Gemini Techniek B.V. to its product offerings for the Paints, Coatings and Adhesives …

Congratulations to the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois and the Training/Workforce Investment Board

The Manufacturing Steering Committee for the Leadership Council Southwest Illinois was recently recognized by the East-West Gateway Alliance with the 2017 Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award for Exemplary Accomplishment for the development and delivery of the Manufacture/Craft Your Future campaign. …

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 …

American Coatings Show Presentation – Prevent Isocyanate Coatings, Cleanly Fill Isocyanates Using N2 Purge

How do you prevent isocyanate coatings from clogging during the filling process?  We might just have the answer – Han Nijland, Gemini’s Managing Director, will be presenting a new product aimed at solving the isocyanate problem at the American Coatings …

Clayton Equipment Signs Rep Agreement with Progressive Recovery, Inc. (PRI)

PRI is pleased to welcome Clayton Equipment Company as its Representative in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Since 1983 Clayton Equipment has served public agencies and manufacturers in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Pulp …

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 customers make maintenance a priority – and it shows, …

Don’t Give Away Your Operating Cashflow to the “Meter Scheme”

What’s the “Meter Scheme?” Of late there is a company making the rounds offering to install and operate a distillation system at your site, free of charge, reclaiming your spent process solvent for your own reuse, reducing your operating cost. …

Here we grow again…

Progressive Recovery, Inc. Expanding Facilities to Meet Growing Demand As the global economy continues to improve, companies are looking for new ways to expand research and business, invest in novel recycling technologies, and find innovative ways to become more efficient …

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 …