Can a Solvent Recycling machine save you money?
I had the occasion recently to visit a satisfied client in Portsmouth, NH who purchased a solvent recycling machine from Greener Chemistry Associates in 2013. I’ve checked back occasionally to make sure they were still satisfied and to see if there was anything they needed, always without it being noteworthy. The recent occasion was taking in another potential client to see a machine in use and talking with the maintenance staff who run it, seeing what their experience had been.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear how much the client liked the machine, who, not only spoke highly about it, how easy it was to operate, how good a job it did for them, and they haven’t had any problems using it, but gave it a hearty endorsement to my new potential client. The client uses the machine to run one very expensive solvent, costing more than $100.00/gallon, for reuse in their production process. The solvent recycling machine is the smallest available, 2.6 gallons, but has paid for itself multiple times after being only 4 years old. In fact, the cost of the machine was recovered by the client the first year he used it, which is not at all unusual for solvent recycling in general. The higher the cost of purchasing fresh solvent and disposing of waste solvent, the shorter will be the time to save the amount of money paid for it. Once that is done, the solvent recycling machine simply keeps saving the client money.
This a rare example of a “win-win-win situation. The client is no longer spending as much money to buy fresh solvent, usually derived from petroleum, which is not a sustainable material, he is reducing the amount of waste being generated by the factory. This, in turn, benefits the environment, since waste solvents are usually incinerated for disposal producing “greenhouse gasses” that pollute the atmosphere and reduce the quality of the air we breathe.
I had my own “earth day” several days before it was celebrated by the rest of the world. That is why I enjoy working for Greener Chemistry Associates. Every day is another opportunity to work with a potential client to show them ways they can save money using greener technologies that will function while reducing their carbon footprint. Being more sustainable in our businesses and personal lives makes the world more sustainable, one little step at a time.