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Solvent Recycling Bags For All Equipment

Solvent recycling bags are used in solvent recyclers to make the cleanup process faster, easier, and safer. Without these types of liners, more labor-intensive cleaning is needed in the drum or other portion of a solvent recycler containing the solvent waste. Depending on the size of the unit and the type of contaminants being separated from the solvent, the cleaning process can be a big job that often requires special procedures and precautions.

Solvent recycler liner bags simplify this process by keeping contaminants contained. The bag can simply be removed from the machine and prepared for appropriate disposal steps. A new liner bag can then be put in its place and the solvent recovery process can resume. 

Using solvent recycler bags not only saves time and labor during the equipment cleaning process; it reduces the periods of downtime needed to clear the waste chamber of the recycler.  For most manufacturers and service providers, the expense of the liner bags can be easily justified by the costs and resources saved through a simplified cleaning process. Solvent recycling bags can be especially advantageous for operators of smaller recycling units that do not have a waste valve.

Solvent recycler liner bags are made of materials that qualify as safe and appropriate for proper handling disposal of hazardous waste. They are also tough enough to retain their integrity even when exposed to high temperatures and industrial solvents like acetone, alcohol, and other cleansers. 

When choosing liner bags for a solvent recovery unit, the proper bag type is determined by the width and length of the drum. Using a bag that is not properly sized for the machine can create issues. Typically, a solvent recycling system manufacturer will indicate the correct type of bag to use with a specific unit. Often, compatible liner bags can be purchased directly from the equipment supplier. It is important to be wary of discount bags and liner bags that are not specified for solvent recycling purposes. Unless made from the proper materials, ordinary liner bags may not be able to endure chemical and thermal exposure and serious hazards can occur. 

What are solvent recycling bags used for?

Solvent recycling bags are used to line the drum of a solvent recycling unit. They provide a barrier and a collection receptacle for the contaminants left behind once the solvent has been distilled—also known as still bottoms. The bags or liners can be removed from the machine and sealed for disposal. They help to save time in the process of clearing the recycler and limit exposure to potentially hazardous substances. Solvent recycling bags are frequently used with units that do not have a waste valve. 

What are solvent recycler liner bags made from?

Solvent recycler liner bags are made from special polymers that resist high heat. As they are used in machinery that will heat solvent to vapor, the liner bags must resist melting and deterioration under high temperatures. They are also chemically resistant and are designed to be used with a range of potentially caustic solvents and aggressive cleansers.   

Where can I get solvent recycler bags in bulk?

Solvent recycler bags are typically sold in large quantities, as they are used for industrial solvent recycling purposes. Bulk liner bags can be sourced from equipment suppliers and other sources. Before purchasing solvent recycling liner bags, it’s important to ensure the bags will be compatible with the specific unit. Choosing the wrong size can create many issues.  

How thick are solvent recycler liners?

Solvent recycler liners are usually several millimeters thick. The thicker variety is used for processes that create heavier sludge left behind by the recycling process or that use particularly aggressive solvents.