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Newsletter - Chemistry - Jan 6, 2016


Jan 6, 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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ourSTORY.  BEFORE"Damon, do you think you might have any need/ability to move (Qty 8) full unused 55-gallon drums of Harvest Berry fragrance?  We are a shampoo manufacturer (among many other things) and are having trouble finding a new home for the fragrance.  It is ready to be used in its current form." - Sherri D   AFTER:  No need for this fragrance to go to the landfill.  We ended up finding a home for it with a Portable Toilet chemical company. 

Q: Do you have obsolete or surplus inventory you'd like to keep out of the landfill 2016?
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Tapioca Starch.  40,000 lbs of bio certified tapioca starch manufactured for the cosmetic industry.  L: Atl  Click Here for Specs>>
repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Hi Damon,  I grew up professionally in the groundwater restoration and protection business.  Guar gum (“tapioca” mixed with water) has been used to keep deep trenches open during excavation. The weight of the water counteracts the ground pressure that would otherwise cause the sides to cave in, while the higher viscosity due to the tapioca keeps the water from just seeping into the soil. When the trenching is done, and whatever pipe or cable is set in the bottom, the natural guar gum polymer is “broken” by addition of a natural enzyme as the trench is backfilled and the water seeps into the ground." - Stephen Farrington
readerFEEDBACK.  "I love your emails and seeing the creative ways people are 'repurposing' things!" Ellen, Quality Assurance Officer w/ Biochemistry Laboratory

Surplus Chemical.  "Hello Damon, I work for a chemical company and have a customer that no longer needs 24,000 lbs of sodium metasilicate anhydrous powder.  Typically when product leaves our manufacturing facility, we do not accept it back, there is too much risk to reintroduce it.  We shipped a bulk load to one of our customer’s silo, but they no longer need the material anymore." - Long  Location: Michigan  EMail Us your Info>>

Q: Does anyone know what industry(s) could be interested in this surplus product?  Contact Us w/ Ideas>>
(depackaging, decanning, etc..)
de-packagingINQUIRY:  "Hi Damon, Can you give me some insight on your depackaging operations? We are looking at a laundry powder that is currently retail packaged (boxes) and would like to know how much it might cost to have the boxes emptied into supersacks.  There are approx. 90K boxes." - Parm

RE: Parm,
Please send pictures of the boxes and location of the product so we can quote you.  Do you want the product back?  Or, should we handle the product?
opportunityPENDING.  It is looking like we're going to be getting two semi loads of salt in the next few weeks.  If you'd like to be on the "notify list" when we have the salt for sale, EMail Us your Info>>

Q: What are some industries/applications that use Brine Water...yes, Salt Water?  Contact Us w/ Ideas>>
Blue Silica Gel.  Qty 12 - 500kg sacks.  L: Den  Click Here for Product Details>>