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 …

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 …

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 …

New Product Offerings – Drum, IBC, Tote & Pail Washing Solutions

Progressive Recovery, Inc. is pleased to introduce the RotaJet by PRI™, our newest product offerings of high-performance container washing equipment for Transport Containers, Drums, IBC’s, Totes and Pails. Introduced at the 2016 American Coatings Show, this broad range of new …

Think solvents are dead? Think again…

Every now and then we will hear something like this from someone discussing the use of traditional flammable or combustible solvents in manufacturing processes. Indeed, over the last three decades there has been a shift toward aqueous or alternative “green …

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 …