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Newsletter - Chemistry - Feb 29, 2016


Feb 29, 2016     Please FORWARD to a friend or colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>
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Insulated Boxes.  We have a semi trailer load of insulated, ThermoSafe boxes for sale.  We are selling these at 50% of retail!   L: Atl  Click Here for Product Details>>   * Eligible for $500 referral fee (see details below)

FREE GIVEAWAY...Surplus Paint.  We got a bunch of surplus indoor/outdoor, latex paint from a multi project job.  Best of all...the paint is white!   Click Here for Paint Pricing>>  * Eligible for $500 referral fee (see details below)

Special Offer:  We've heard from a number of you that you'd really like to buy some of this surplus white paint, but 275 gal will just take you a long time to use up.  We hear you!  So, we're offering to send you, at NO COST, a brand new paint mixer if you order a tote of the paint.  Anytime you need some paint, simply re-mix the tote and pour off whatever amount you need for the specific project.  

Blue Silica Gel.  Qty 12 - 500kg sacks.  L: Den  Click Here for Product Details>>  

repurposedIDEA"I'm thinking your silica gel might be a good drying agent for our compressed air we use for sandblasting.  Can you send a sample of the gel?" - Mike Reagan in Iowa

Q: Any other industrial "repurpose" ideas for this blue silica gel?  Submit Ideas>>
Chicago Property...WANTED.  Our lease is soon to expire at our current Chicagoland property.  We are looking for another warehouse/yard to call home.  We're looking for 15,000-30,000 SF of warehouse and 1-2 acres of outside storage.  (The picture below is a picture of our yard in Denver for reference)

Q: Do you know of a property in Chicagoland that might fit our needs that is available to lease?  If you know of a property, a developer, a realtor, etc, contact Dan Creacy 303.321.1471 or Email Dan>>
Brick Demolition.   We just received another call this morning from a demolition contractor asking about "repurposing" ideas for bricks from brick facades being demo'd.  Of course, we're familiar with cleaning up the brick and re-installing it as brick.  In our experience, though, the cost to clean the mortar off the bricks typically exceeds the value of the vintage bricks.  

Q: So, is there any particularly good "repurpose" application for crushed brick?  Ideas for Crushed Brick>>
Chemistry WANTED...Carbon Black.   "We are looking for a company that has some obsolete, waste carbon black.  Can you help source that for us?" - Alex Rojas  

Q #1: Do you, or an industry you know, have waste carbon black?  
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RE: "We receive toner drums. The majority of the make-up of the black toner is carbon black. We have 3 US facilities that would each have about a Gaylord box of the toner drums with varying amounts of toner in each.  Any interest?" - Steve Craig

Q #2: So, any creative "repurposes" for ink toner powder?  Could printer ink powder be a viable substitute for carbon black in some industrial applications?  Any, thoughts... Email Us>>
Iron Dust.  "First, I love your e-mails.  Second, I run a scrap yard, and I have about 20-40,000 lbs of Fe (iron) dust.  These are not turnings but true, fully magnetic dust.  This item is clean and in sealed, new barrels.  I can no longer recycle with any steel processors because the dust just goes everywhere.  Last night I watched an episode of this This Old House where they used magnetic paint to coat a surface that would be able to hold a magnet after 3 coats.  The special paint was infused with steel powder.  Could we use my dust to make powder paint, and if so does it have a value?" - Adam in New England     

Q #1: So, any ideas for Adam?  Is there value to his iron dust?  Also, what other "repurposes" are there for iron dust?  Submit Ideas>>