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Reducing VOC emissions has benefits!
Offering environmentally friendly formulations by well-educated sales professionals who can educate customers about VOCs, is big business. Workers have become more knowledgeable about the health risks associated with indoor air quality and solvents, paints and cleaning chemicals are a significant cause of indoor air pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines VOCs as any compound of carbon (excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate) that participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions potentially causing global warming and violent storms. The standard VOC (volatile organic compound) of soy methyl ester is 50g/L and Solvent Systems manufactures SME with just 1g/L, that is a 98% VOC reduction.
Reducing VOCs has positive health impacts for your employees, the general population, and potentially your bottom line. The reductions can help you:
- Save money by reducing regulatory fees.
- Provide healthier air for employees and your community.
- Improve odor of product, smells better.
- Require less PPE (personal protection equipment).
- Improve your business reputation with the local community.
- Provide a superior product or process.
Methyl Ester, not only eco-friendly, but also low cost, readily biodegradable, and a high solvency rating!
Even with lower petroleum pricing, industry’s environmental concerns about the environmental impact of chemicals in their facilities is growing, increasing the interest in biobased solvents. Methyl ester is not only eco-friendly it is also a low cost and readily biodegradable chemical alternative that could reduce millions of pounds of petroleum. Methyl ester has a higher solvency rating than many other solvents including mineral spirits yet is is safer to transport, store and handle because of a flash point over 300 F. Further, the EPA does not list as hazardous air pollutant or VOC.
Use of Solvent Systems’ methyl ester formulations are rapidly growing in both the industrial and consumer products, selling as a safe, environmentally friendly product for cleaners, degreasers and lubricants formulatulations. Global growth for methyl ester is projected to be 40% in 2016. The green cleaning chemical market is growing because it makes natural cleaners, degreasers and lubricants safer. Consumers are searching for these types of products and Solvent Systems can provide the raw materials that can help grow your business in this area.
Methyl Ester, The Solution to Global Warming
Innovation is changing the way we do business for both new and established industries. In the industrial chemical world, methyl ester is quickly becoming a petroleum solvent replacement choice because of stringent regulations curbing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and increasing concerns over hazardous air pollutants from petrochemical-based solvents that are driving industries to shift to biobased solvents. The increased acceptance of methyl ester solvents in the paints and coatings, printing inks, pharmaceutical and metal working fluid sectors is extending their scope of application to a growing list of new industrial uses. These process developments will enable methyl ester biobased solutions to compete with traditional solvents in terms of performance, with significant value-adds such as low toxicity. Industry leaders are searching for safer solvents with a higher level of biodegradability along with lower health hazards. Methyl ester biobased solvents and lubricants is an emerging generation of fluids that will help design new eco-efficient processes for industry.
Solvent Systems helps chemical distributors innovate.
Innovating with Biobased Products:
The Future Looks Back to the Biobased Economy
One hundred years ago, most of our fuels, construction materials, clothes, inks, paints, and even synthetic fibers and chemicals were made from plant matter. Then petroleum flooded the economy and a new industrial era began. By the 1980's, less than 5 percent of our industrial products and fuels came from biological materials. Now industry may be moving away from the oil derrick and towards the silo for its supplies, as new technologies lower the cost of deriving products from plant matter and environmental regulations raise the cost of extracting, processing, using and disposing of fossil fuel derived products.
Stop Using Mineral Spirits, Bio-Solvents Are Better
Here is some background on solvent usage: Solvent is an essential part of most manufacturing processes. According to SRI Consulting, the annual global consumption of solvents is estimated at 30 billion pounds per year, and consumption in the United States alone is in excess of 8.4 billion pounds per year. Users of petroleum- based solvents are feeling more pressure than ever from regulators to reduce the environmental impacts associated with solvent use. This includes VOC emissions reduction and improper disposal. Swapping petroleum- based solvents with biobased options is an easy way to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing operations and to prepare for coming regulatory requirements.
Hero biobased cleaners and bio-solvent replacements are made from plant matter and have the potential to dramatically reduce the amount of environmentally-polluting VOCs released to the atmosphere. They are better for people, better for sustainability, and now with better cleaning performance that surpasses conventional cleaners.
Glycerin, a Natural Cleaning Ingredient
Hero Biobased Cleaning Products add glycerin as a natural cleaning ingredient. Glycerin rapidly dissolves grease and boosts the power of SSI's Hero Biobased Products.
A Healthier Ecosystems Approach to Industrial Cleaning
Solvent Systems International has introduced a new healthier ecosystems approach to industrial cleaning. SSI's Hero brand cleaners are high bio-content solvents and chemical cleaners. This program offers customers positive environmental, economic and social benefits, a triple play bottom line. As more and more companies market their sustainability programs and discover that they are getting support from their customers, the market for biobased products will grow. Moving the plant derived chemical market from niche to mainstream. Now is the time to investigate the possibilities, let SSI help by presenting the options to you.
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