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    Key VOC Abatement System Considerations for Flexographic Printing Operations

Key VOC Abatement System Considerations for Flexographic Printing Operations

Flexographic printing has become one of the most popular forms of printing over the past few decades for a variety of reasons. Immensely versatile, flexographic printers can handle a diverse array of substrates, color runs, solvent configurations to satisfy printing needs.
Top Challenges for Flexographic Printing Operations
From the many different solvent configurations needed to satisfy a unique printing need to the chemicals used in cleaning machines, volatile organic compounds are present in every step in the flexographic printing process.

Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are often considered a “necessary evil” of the entire printing industry, as printing doesn’t happen without solvents, […]

  • Circuit Board Manufacturers
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    How Circuit Board Manufacturers Can Prepare for Increased Demand

How Circuit Board Manufacturers Can Prepare for Increased Demand

Since their invention in the early 20th Century, the circuit board has become a necessity for any electronics manufacturer or end user. Used in many industrial applications, manufacturers of rigid and flexible circuit boards serve companies in a wide variety of industries including aerospace and defense, medical and instrumentation, communications, computers, industrial and consumer electronics, and more.

With improving technology, decreasing use-life, and increasing demand for electronic components in nearly every application, the market for circuit board manufacturers looks bright—rigid printed circuit boards will continue to grow at a fast pace and the flexible printed circuit board market is expanding […]

  • Cost of Pollution
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    The Global Cost of Pollution and the Health Benefits of Clean Air

The Global Cost of Pollution and the Health Benefits of Clean Air

Today, private companies and entire countries are obsessed with progress and technology. Industrialization and the expansion of urban areas are often regarded as logical advancements, but they also generate a myriad of secondary effects that may potentially outweigh their benefits.

Global pollution has been in the limelight for decades at this point, and it has recently hit critical stages. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 12.5 million people die from environmental hazards every year, which include:
Water Pollution
As the name indicates, this type of pollution affects available water sources. Contaminants may come from industrial facilities, sewage systems, or […]

Types of Catalysts in Catalytic Oxidation

Catalytic Oxidation is one of the many options you have when looking at air pollution control systems at your facility. Catalysts are used to reduce the oxidation temperature, resulting in lower operating costs through the reduction of fuel needed to heat an air pollution control system.

As we discussed in our recent blog comparing thermal and catalytic oxidizers, these pollution control abatement systems are designed for specific industries in which a catalyst is employed to reduce the amount of energy needed to oxidize a pollutant. By using a catalytic oxidizer, companies can reduce operating costs and minimize maintenance costs during […]

  • 5 Ways Thermal Oxidizer
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    5 Ways a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Improves Your Operation

5 Ways a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Improves Your Operation

Running a successful factory doesn’t only depend on the quality of your products but on the overall performance of the facility. Many industrial processes produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that need to be destroyed before the exhaust air is released into the atmosphere.

This is where a regenerative thermal oxidizer, also known as a RTO, can help.

These dedicated pieces of machinery are designed to destroy VOCs and other air pollutants before they enter our atmosphere. This allows factory managers to reduce their facility’s environmental impact and adhere to mandatory regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Besides destroying air pollutants, there […]

Difference between Thermal and Catalytic Oxidation

There are many paths to pollution control. Depending on your industry, exhaust outputs, manufacturing size, and more, you have many options available when looking at pollution control systems. Notably, however, modern pollution control solutions utilize one of two methods to destroy pollutants: Thermal Oxidation and Catalytic Oxidation, both presenting their own pros and cons for different processes.

Today, we will look at the basics of oxidation and combustion, discussing how each process compares and offering you an opportunity to learn more.
Oxidation: Chemically Simple, Operationally Challenging
Something we all learned in our introductory chemistry classes, oxidation is a simple formula for converting […]

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    How to Select the Best Enclosed Combustion Equipment for Your Industrial Process

How to Select the Best Enclosed Combustion Equipment for Your Industrial Process

There are many essential pieces of machinery within a factory or manufacturing complex. Moreover, larger facilities usually have to employ emission control mechanisms, such as enclosed combustion equipment, to help control pollution.

That said, choosing the best model for your operation is anything but simple. Not only do you need to consider your factory’s particular requirements, but you’ll also need to make sure the mechanism you employ attains the standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Below, we’ll take a look at the basic definition of enclosed combustion technology and give you a few tips on how to choose […]

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    The Benefits of Energy Recovery Systems in Your Manufacturing Facility

The Benefits of Energy Recovery Systems in Your Manufacturing Facility

Maintaining an efficient operation is one of the most important aspects of running a successful factory or manufacturing facility. While there are many individual pieces of machinery that can contribute to your process, you also have to make sure they are all working at peak efficiency.

One of the best ways to make sure your factory is running at its max potential is installing an energy recovery system. As the name indicates, these devices can be incorporated into high temperature-emitting machines in order to collect the heat that is usually released into the atmosphere.

Besides reducing the amount of wasted heat, […]

  • Consultation Process
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    What to Expect Throughout the Custom Equipment Consultation Process

What to Expect Throughout the Custom Equipment Consultation Process

There are many reasons that purchasing a custom piece of machinery makes sense. From lower ongoing costs to higher end-product quality to safety and more, we recently discussed some of the reasons for and benefits of picking customized machinery over a standard piece of equipment here. Today, however, we would like to turn our attention to the selection and buying process.
Understanding the Buying Process for Custom Machinery
As the name implies, custom machinery is built specifically for your company and its processes. While this presents many benefits, it also creates a different sales process compared to that of standard equipment. […]

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    Energy Recovery Systems: Using Free Energy for Reduced Operating Costs

Energy Recovery Systems: Using Free Energy for Reduced Operating Costs

“Energy can neither be created or destroyed, just changed from one form to another.” For manufacturers, this is a given—it’s not only the first rule of thermodynamics, it’s the basis of operating an oven, dryer, or pollution control system: Energy from a fuel source is transformed and applied to an object in order to achieve the desired result. Whether the goal is to bake, cure, or destroy pollutants, the process is the same: Convert potential energy stored in a fuel source through combustion and apply it to achieve a desired result.
Not Created or Destroyed—Reusing Heat to Reduce Operating Costs
However, […]