Described as a greener alternative for the disposal of used process fluids, a program from Quaker Chemical to help its customers to lower their costs and lessen their environmental impact. The manufacturer of metalworking process fluids will help its customers recycle and reuse many of the process fluids utilized in a metalworking facility.
When automotive production declined in the later part of
2008, many manufacturers found it necessary to decommission machines. Rather
than dispose of unused process oils and lubricants, Quaker helps its customers
to recycle these fluids by capturing them and either transferring them to other
lines, to other facilities, or reformulating them for use in completely
different processes. The is can result in cost savings due to reduced waste
disposal costs and also avoiding the need to buy new, virgin materials.
For example, the Conshohocken, Pa.-based fluid maker helped
one automotive manufacturer to recycle almost 15,000 gal of straight oil from a
machining operation and reuse it within its facility, resulting in almost
$100,000 of direct savings. In another instance, Quaker took hydraulic fluid
from a decommissioned machine and transferred it for use at another of the
customer's facilities, saving the customer around $20,000.
Help to Recycle, Reuse Metalworking Process Fluids
June 22, 2011