Here are a few examples of how PRI’s systems have offered a successful solution to a problem.
GE Aviation wanted to use environmentally friendly solvents to remove a wax backing from small parts that had been drilled and cut using high energy lasers. Since no single company had the expertise to solve the problem, three vendors worked together to create a unique solution. Petroferm’s solvent knowledge, Detrex’s degreasing equipment and PRI’s solvent recovery expertise were integrated to create a solution. Working with this vendor team, GE identified a potential solvent blend and extensive testing was performed to ensure the performance and recovery characteristics of the blend.Learn More
Management at Dow Corning Corporation (DCC) directed its Facilities Engineering Group to seek out ways to incorporate outside specialty vendors that would relieve the group of detailed engineering and project management. The ideal vendor would be a specialist in their specific field of process engineering and capable of providing both engineering and fabrication of complete systems.Learn More
Previously, Rust-Oleum Corp. purchased a distillation unit from Progressive Recovery to recycle the solvents used in their manufacturing process. As their manufacturing volume increased and their solvent waste stream changed, they found the original unit was not able to keep up with their recovery needs. Ten years later expenses for off-site disposal and recovery were in excess of $250,000 and represented an area of significant potential savings.Learn More
As a rapidly growing tier one automotive vendor, Lacks Trim Systems, a division of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., experienced phenomenal growth at their Paint East Plant in Kentwood, Michigan. As an integral part of Lacks Trim Systems, Inc., the Paint East Plant furnishes the world’s leading automotive manufacturers with painted components and systems that deliver on the promise to meet and exceed their customers’ expectations.Learn More
Cobalt Boats had a goal to manufacture high-quality, highly functional boats for outdoor enjoyment. Therefore, it is only natural that they have a concern about the environment and are taking measures to prevent pollution. As part of this effort, Cobalt has an environmental manager at their Neodesha, KS location, who had attended the Kansas Pollution Prevention conferences and seminars. Management had some ideas they thought would help improve the efficiency of operations and reduce Cobalt’s environmental impact.Learn More
Sherwin Williams Automotive Paint Facility, supplying products to the refinishing and collision markets, had used a thin film evaporator (TFE) to recycle their clean up solvent. The TFE had the capability to handle as much as 500 gallons per hour; however, variables in the dirty solvent stream made the process very labor intensive in that an operator was needed continuously to control the unit as the various combinations of solvents and paints were processed. Because the unit at this facility had been in service a number of years and needed continual repair, the plant’s maintenance department logged many hours of overtime, including working weekends to keep the TFE operable during the week.Learn More