The Physics of Cleaning, Part 8: Builders

Oil and water do not mix (at least not readily); so how can manufacturers successfully remove oil from product using water? The key is in the […]

Too Much of a Good Thing

“All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous.” This 16th Century statement by Paracelsus states that […]

Compatibility  – You Can’t Rely on Eye Charts

“The surgery was a success but the patient died.”  As a manufacturer, you are the surgeon. Think of the product as your “patient.” The goal of […]

Breaking News: More Restrictions on HCFC 225 for Cleaning

Think you know all about the HCFC 225 phaseout?  Think again. Here’s a heads-up about a distinct change in the EPA position regarding the phaseout of […]

OTC Progress – Productive Manufacturing and Better Air Quality 

We see positive progress with a developing Model Rule for Solvent Degreasing, from the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). The goal is to carry out EPA mandates […]

CAL/OSHA PEL Activities: NMP

CAL/OSHA is considering setting the worker permissible exposure limits (PEL) for n-methyl pyrollidone (NMP) to a low level. These are considerations, not final decisions. We’re not […]