- Fielco Adhesives Reduces Solvent Waste Using a Vacuum Distillation Recovery System
Fielco Adhesives manufactures specialty industrial epoxy adhesives. During the manufacturing process, Fielco utilizes their own formulated high performance solvent cleaning product, Cleaner 334LV. Cleaner 334LV is ideal for cleaning adhesive processing equipment as well as many other forms for equipment.
In an ongoing effort to reduce waste and protect our environment, Fielco Adhesives is now utilizing a SIVA S-30 Vacuum Solvent Recovery Unit to reclaim used Cleaner 334LV.
Cleaner 334 LV’s very high solvating capacity, low evaporation rate and high flash point (200˚F) allows it to be safely used multiple times for equipment cleaning. When it has reached its solid uptake capacity, the cleaner is recovered by vacuum distillation using a 30 gallon SIVA S-30 solvent recovery still.
Cleaner 334 LV contains multiple components that boil at different temperatures. This requires 55 gallon batches to be recovered one at a time. One 55 gallon drum of used cleaner is passed through the distillation process into a clean 55 gallon drum. Each purified component is recovered at its boiling point. When all 55 gallons are processed, the drum containing purified Cleaner 334 LV if briefly mixed, then reused. The dissolved solids from cleaner recovery (still bottoms) are then disposed of as non-hazardous waste.
This process has eliminated the need to dispose of 8 drums (440 gallons) of spent Cleaner 334LV per year. This is just one example of Fielco Adhesives ongoing effort to reduce waste and protect our environment.
Fielco Adhesives maintains a “Low Quantity Waste Generator” status.
For more information on Fielco Adhesives and Cleaner 334LV feel free to call us at the appropriate number below or visit the other information on our Website:
U.S. or Canada (800) 825-7156
Outside U.S. (215) 674-8700