The Many Avenues of Reuse

Consumption is a part of life.  Whether it is running out of laundry detergent, replacing the oil in your car, or drinking a cold ice tea on a hot summer’s day.  When something is consumed, it is fulfilling a ...

CPG Technology Update – Extending Shelf Life

Finding the means to extend the shelf life of a product is never easy.  There are a variety of factors that can go into how quickly a product can spoil.  With regulations becoming more stringent and an ...

Finding a New Use for Your Material

“This batch is no good.” These are the words used far too often throughout various production facilities.  The derivation of this phrase is endless, and time is not forgiving enough to find the root cause of ...

The Answer Is NEVER Cheap Industrial Fluids

Whether you’re challenged by a customer who needs to reduce costs per part or face a procurement process designed to find lower-cost alternatives, turning to cheap industrial fluids is not the way to help the ...

Reclaiming Industrial Fluids Keeps Operators Safe (and Happy)

  A proper industrial fluid reclamation process not only improves the fluid’s performance and longevity, it also improves the environment for the operators. In the case of effective water-based metalworking ...

Industrial Fluids: Master The Basics

Every metalworking facility wants to reduce or control its industrial fluid purity levels and expenses. But, every metalworking facility also has production objectives to meet, staff limitations, product quality ...

Every Metalworking Shop Reclaims SOME Fluids

In 38 years of managing industrial fluid reclamation projects, I can’t remember a single shop that didn’t have some form of reclamation in process before I entered the door. It’s almost impossible to function ...

RECLAIMING AND RECYCLING ARE NOT THE SAME

It’s safe to say there are few negative associations with recycling any resource (OK… Maybe re-gifting). But when it comes to industrial lubricants, recycling is good. And if recycling your industrial lubricants ...

Valicor Helps Today’s Students Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Dr. Jennifer Aurandt, Valicor R&D Program Manager, spoke to the Interdisciplinary Learning Community (ILC) at the University of Michigan about the pros and cons of career in industry and academia. Jennifer was ...