Industries

Industry-Specific Solvent Recycling Solutions


Maratek Environmental has decades of experience supporting manufacturing and process industries solve their hazardous and non-hazardous liquid waste disposal problems through recycling, solvent recovery services, and disposal solutions at our licensed facility.

We process liquid hazardous and non-hazardous waste such as solvents, water waste, chemicals, and oils. Our company adheres to stringent government environmental regulations and our site fully licensed by the Ministry of the Environment.

Maratek creates industry specific recycling processes to reclaim valuable liquid chemical wastes, such as solvents and oils. Reclaimed solvents for example can be purchased from Maratek at a fraction of the cost of new solvents.


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We have over 40 years of experience providing solutions and services for the following industries:


  • Paint Coatings & Finishing
  • Printing and Ink
  • Packaging
  • Automotive & Heavy Equipment
  • Kitchen Cabinetry and Millwork
  • Furniture
  • Transportation and Asphalt
  • Aerospace and Marine
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Electrical
  • Metal Fabrication & Finishing
  • Cannabis / Hemp

We'll help you establish a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly solution for solvent recovery, solvent recycling, hazardous liquid waste processing and disposal, non-hazardous liquid waste processing and disposal, and silver recycling.

Cleaning with solvents poses a number of challenges in terms of waste management - businesses must ensure not only that chemicals are disposed of safely but that such disposal does not become cost prohibitive.

 

Printing

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

Large format printers used in commercial printing generate a lot of ink and solvent based waste when producing different types of print material. Changing colours requires the “blankets” or “rollers” to be cleaned often using specialized solvents formulated for the task.

They also generate plate wash/aqueous coating waste from the physical plates used with rollers to imprint images on paper or cardboard stock. Adhesives from binding operations and ink waste.

- What solvents this industry uses and its applications
Blanket Wash or UV Wash are typically used depending on the chemistry of the ink. There are different formulations available and Maratek has the expertise, engineering capability, and solvent recovery equipment to produce virgin like quality solvent at a fraction of the cost.

- How to purchase or recycle Blanket Wash or UV Wash?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application.

 

Packaging

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

Similar to the printing industry, the packaging industry also uses large format printers and generate a lot of ink and solvent based waste when producing different types of print material. Changing colours requires the “blankets” or “rollers” to be cleaned often using specialized solvents formulated for the task. However, some packaging companies use flex printing predominantly used in consumer-packaged goods or CPG. They also generate plate wash/aqueous coating waste from the physical plates used with rollers to imprint images on paper or cardboard stock. Adhesives from binding operations and ink waste.


- What solvents this industry uses and its applications


Flexo-wash, Blanket Wash or UV Wash are typically used depending on the chemistry of the ink. There are different formulations available and Maratek has the expertise, engineering capability, and solvent recovery equipment to produce virgin like quality solvent at a fraction of the cost

- How to purchase or recycle Flexo Wash, Blanket Wash or UV Wash?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application

 

Kitchen Cabinetry & Millwork

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

Kitchen cabinetry & Millwork companies manufacture and create some of the most elegant pieces for homes. Pieces that change the entire atmosphere and even value of a home or structure and so a lot of effort is placed on quality. In the pursuit of this quality, sometimes waste is necessary and when it comes to the finishing department, a lot of waste can be generated. Paint waste and lacquer thinners are used to ensure a pristine look while gunwash support the operations by cleaning top of the line commercial painting equipment and spray lines. Adhesives, paint filters from paint booths, empty paint cans, and solvent rags are also byproducts of the process.

However, some companies who have transitioned to waterborne paints may have less solvent based waste but an increase in water based waste which is certainly better for the environment. In this case however, solvents such as acetone or IPA is still used when cleaning surfaces or equipment.

- What solvents this industry uses and its applications

Companies that use solvent based paint predominantly use lacquer thinners, gunwash, or MEK, while companies that use water based paint may use acetone and IPA.

- How to purchase or recycle Lacquer Thinners, Gunwash, MEK, Acetone, and IPA?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application


Finishing & Coatings

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

Finishing & Coatings companies typically work on a wide range of projects painting structures like buildings, stadiums, steel beams, and other highly specialized one offs.

MEK or a similarly high strength solvent is typically used to either thin paint for application or to clean spray lines and equipment. Depending on the paint being used, gunwash and lacquer thinners could also be an alternative. Solvent rags may also be generated from wiping down surfaces and cleaning equipment and paint filters from paint booths.

- What solvents this industry uses and its applications

MEK and other high strength solvents, gunwash and lacquer thinners.

- How to purchase or recycle MEK, Lacquer Thinners, and Gunwash?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application

Pharmaceutical

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

The pharmaceutical industry generates a lot of different wastes streams. Maratek Environmental helps support pharmaceutical operations with hazardous waste management of solvent based and water based waste streams. For solvent based waste streams such as Isopropyl Alcohol or IPA, Maratek offers solvent recovery services for added value and additional savings

- What solvents this industry uses and its applications

Isopropyl Alcohol or IPA is typically used as a cleaner to disinfect lab equipment, surfaces, and tools.

- How to purchase or recycle Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application

 

Cannabis & Hemp

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

The Cannabis & Hemp industry is a fairly new sector and Maratek has been able to leverage it’s decades of expertise and experience to support the budding expansion. Farms and growing facilities require a lot of different types of chemicals, fertilizers, and supporting material to ensure their crops grow to their expected yields. More importantly, companies in this space require a high level of security and trust as well as an even higher level of compliance which Maratek is able to provide.

- What solvents this industry uses and its applications

Similar to the pharmaceutical industry Isopropyl Alcohol or IPA is typically used as a cleaner to disinfect lab equipment, surfaces, and tools.

- How to purchase or recycle Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application


Manufacturing

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

Parts manufacturing companies typically uses varsol to remove contaminants used in parts washers. Hydraulic oil from equipment is also routinely changed and different solvents may also be used depending on the type of manufacturing process.

- What solvents this industry uses and its applications

Varsol is commonly used in cleaning parts and the majority of varsols are easily recyclable.

- How to purchase or recycle Varsol?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application


Automotive

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

Automate manufacturing specifically the painting division generate a lot of paint and solvent based waste. Automated paint lines require change-over of colours and equipment need to be cleaned repeatedly. Due to the high-volume nature of this industry and small profit margins, solvent recovery is often used to help improve efficiency and keep costs low. Hydraulic oil from maintaining equipment, solvent rags from wiping down equipment and parts, sometimes water waste.

- What solvents this industry uses and its applications

To ensure colour change overs are done correctly, a large amount of line wash solvent is used to meet specifications.

- How to purchase or recycle line wash solvent?

Contact our team and they will be more than happy to find the best cost-effective solution for your application


HVAC

- How this industry generates hazardous waste and the different types

Yearly maintenance of building sprinkler systems requires a water glycol mix to be flushed and reintroduced into the system. This water based waste is still considered hazardous and so contracting a certified hazardous waste management company like Maratek Environmental would be important.

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Paint Coatings & Finishing

We provide Coatings and Paint industries with on-site recycling that could reduce solvent purchases by as much as 95%, as well as dramatically reduce quantities of hazardous waste. Maratek Environment provides services to recycle and reuse paints, thinners, gun washes and much more! Request a solvent recycling trial and a quote.


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Printing and Ink

The Printing industry is a market segment that heavily depends on solvents for cleaning. Liquid solvents and liquid soaked wipers can be difficult to dispose. Maratek Environmental can establish a solvent waste management service for your printing business to ensure proper solvent processing and disposal at our location.


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Automotive & Heavy Equipment

Maratek has experience helping Automotive and Heavy Equipment paint and service shops, properly process and recover wastes such as solvents and oils. Our experts can design a pick-up and disposal process that will reclaim valuable chemicals and safely dispose of residuals in our licensed facility. Get in touch for a waste disposal quote.


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Kitchen Cabinetry & Millwork

Solvent waste generated in furniture finishing processes can be recycled and reused. Maratek provides a full service to the Furniture and Woodworking sector to process and dispose of liquid wastes. No business is too small so contact us for waste drum disposal services.


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Aerospace and Marine

Transportation industries such as Aerospace and Marine, all generate solvent and oil wastes that need to be properly recycled or disposed of. Maratek offers full service pick-up of waste drums for processing at our facility. Get a quote today.


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Pharmaceutical

Maratek’s environmental consultants are ready to discuss recycling and disposal solutions for hazardous and non-hazardous liquid wastes produced by the Pharmaceutical industry, in manufacturing processes, equipment cleaning, and laboratory wastes.


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Oil and Gas

We provide Oil and Gas industries with liquid waste management services that not only reduce waste, but save money! For example oils contaminated with foreign contaminants can easily be recycled to their original state. Not only that, but Maratek can recycle and process oils that can then be used in energy recovery systems. 


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Electrical

The Electrical industry produces waste insulating oils and gear oils that can be recycled and reused. Maratek offers waste management services to electrical shops, equipment manufacturers and utility maintenance shops, to process liquid wastes for recovery or disposal at our licensed facility. Request a waste management quote.


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Metal Fabrication and Finishing

The Metal Fabrication and Finishing industry's liquid cleaning and process wastes can be recycled for re-use by Maratek Environmental. We have experience processing an extensive range of chemical solvents and can design a service around your industry. Reach out to our team and request a quote and a trial analysis today.


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Transportation and Asphalt

Municipal Transportation departments, Asphalt contractors, R & D labs, Construction companies - Maratek has expertise in helping these sectors effectively process solvents and other liquid chemicals for re-use or disposal at our licensed facility. We have established processes for recycling asphalt solvents, air gun wash, paint solvents and more. Request a solvent trial and quote or a waste disposal quote.

 
 

Equipment, Products & Supplies

Maratek is an award-winning industry leader in solvent recycling and recovery. We specialize in the manufacturing of custom and off-the-shelf equipment that can help your organization recover and re-use solvents and save costs. If you are interested in taking solvent recycling into your operation visit our equipment website to learn more.

We also have solvents available to purchase, recycled at our fully licensed facility and processed to a high quality purity, or contact us about purchasing solvent recovery bags for your recycling operations.

Solvent Recycling Equipment