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Newsletter - Chemistry - March 7, 2016


March 7, 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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cheapFLOORING/COATING.  "Attached are photos of our entryway, then door out to the shop.  These coatings have been on for about 3 years.  We used the following recipe with our leftover paints from our metal painting operation.   Combine leftover metal paint from the same manufacturer, stir well, and mix in appropriate amount of catalyst.  Tip – do a one gallon batch first, sometimes you may need to add more catalyst. We always do a test run to make sure it dries fully before proceeding." - Chad in California



Tapioca Starch.  40,000 lbs of bio certified tapioca starch manufactured for the cosmetic industry.  L: Atl  Click Here for Specs>>

repurposedCUSTOMERS:  Last week, we had a 3rd distillery request a sample to make a trial vodka or other drink.

gotCHEMISTRY?  Do you have surplus/obsolete/out-of-date chemistry, ingredients, or products you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  Email Details>>

Speaking Invitation.  "Hi Damon, I am helping to organize a technology meeting of the scientists in North America for our company, AkzoNobel. It will be 50 to 70 scientist working in the application of materials into a variety of areas.  Could you let me know if this would be interesting for you to give a talk? I am sure they would be fascinated by your story." - Dale  RE: Absolutely, that sounds like an audience that our "repurposing" of chemistry and ingredients would resonate with!
ourSTORY:  BEFORE: We took in 60 super sacks of this absorbent product.  It was abandoned at a freight terminal so we made a deal for it  AFTER:  A hockey industry guy bought some of the absorbent.  They add water to the absorbent to make a home made "slush ice" that they use to seal between the dasher boards and ice surface, and they also use it for major ice repairs during the season.  Now that is "repurposing" brilliance...from chemical industry cleanup substance to the hockey rink!  

Q: Do you have surplus, obsolete chemistry, products, ingredients that you'd like find another home for?  Email Us Chemistry Details>>

Multi Surface Sealer.  We just did a deal for 4,000 liters of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  Location: Denver  Click Here for Product Details>>  * Eligible for $500 referral fee (see details below)

backSTORY:  The chemistry behind this multi surface sealer was originally developed to seal the heat tiles on the underside of the Space Shuttle while it sat on the launch pad during rainstorms.
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>>