Video: Benefits of Reusing Solvents on Site


By Mike Lawson, Persyst Enterprises, Inc.

Companies are always looking for ways to cut cost without affecting output. Reusing solvents can help save tens of thousands of dollars. For example, if a company uses 50 gallons of solvent per week at an average cost of $7.50 per gallon, its yearly expenditure, including disposal cost, is about $26,960. Reusing the same solvent again and again, however, would reduce the company’s annual cost to only $3,760.

The Sidewinder Model M-2 is a refrigeration machine distiller-reclaimer that can process 5 gallons or less of used solvents per batch. Waste solvents are poured into the standard 5-gallon metal bucket, placed in the chamber, vaporized and re-condensed, making them reusable.

Learn more in the following video.


0:08:   An environment- and budget-friendly
solution for limiting waste
5:18:   Machine maintenance
5:33:   Safety considerations
2:16:   How to use the Sidewinder Model M-2 6:31:   Frequently asked questions
3:41:   How the Sidewinder works 14:56:   The four reasons people buy a Sidewinder

Reducing the volume of hazardous materials on site not only makes for a safer work environment but greatly reduces the chance of liability. Federal law says waste generators have a cradle-to-grave responsibility for safe disposal of these materials. Regardless of who hauls it away or where it is stored, if it is spilled or otherwise causes pollution, the generator is responsible for the cleanup — forever! A reclaimer like the Sidewinder Model M-2 offers an energy-efficient and cost-effective solution for reducing waste, preserving the environment and limiting the risk.

*Claims or positions expressed by sponsoring authors do not necessarily reflect the views of TPC, PaintSquare or its editors.

Mike Lawson, Persyst Enterprises, Inc.

Mike Lawson is president and CEO of Persyst Enterprises, Inc. and the inventor of the first and only refrigeration machine distiller-reclaimer that is UL listed — the Sidewinder M-2. Made in the USA, the Sidewinder is used by body shops, specialty and protective coatings contractors, metal and composite fabricators, 3D printers and general industry. More information: 702-362-9432




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