Cryo-Cleaner® Gallery

GRK 830 (Black Dispersion) as Manufactured by Spectrum Dispersions Inc.

ABC Company uses a Black Dispersion material that is one of the ingredients used in their manufacturing process. The challenge that ABC company had was that there was always several inches of the Black Dispersion material left in the drum during the manufacturing process. This material is very expensive and could be reused if an efficient method to remove the black dispersion material could be found.

By cryogenically freezing the drum using Drumbeaters of America Inc.’s patented Cryo-Cleaner® System, ABC Company is able to efficiently remove the approximately 2 inches of Black Dispersion material (worth approximately US$200) from the bottom of the drum without using any soaps, solvents or water and the Black Dispersion material can now be reused in their manufacturing process. An additional benefit is that the metal drum that contained the Black Dispersion material can now be crushed using one of Drumbeaters of America Inc.’s drum crushers and then the crushed drums recycled as scrap metal. The drum with the residue no longer had to be sent out as a special waste. What was once a problem and a liability became a generator of revenue.

Henkel Technomelt Pur 798A (Known as Purmelt QR 798A) As Manufactured by Henkel

ABC Company uses a urethane adhesive that is shipped and used in metal drums. Urethane adhesive is solid at ambient temperature but when heated in the metal drums that the urethane adhesive was shipped in, the urethane adhesive softens for use in the manufacturing process.

ABC Company's challenge was that not all of the urethane adhesive could be removed from the drum during the manufacturing process and when the heated drum returned to ambient air temperature, the urethane adhesive returned to a solid state and was bonded to the metal drum. This meant that the metal drum with whatever material was adhered to the drum had to be sent out to be incinerated. ABC company wanted a way to recycle the unused urethane adhesive by removing the urethane adhesive from the drum plus clean the drum so that it could be crushed and recycled.

By cryogenically freezing the drum using Drumbeaters of America Inc.'s patented Cryo-Cleaner® System, ABC Company is able to remove the solid urethane adhesive from the metal drum. The solid urethane adhesive is collected/consolidated and then melted again in the manufacturing process. The 99% clean metal drum is crushed and recycled as scrap metal using one of Drumbeaters of America Inc.'s drum crushers. What was once a problem and a liability became a generator of revenue.

Dynacoll 7320 Residue in Drum

Dynacoll 7320 has hardened and is adhered to the side wall and bottom of a drum. ABC company can recycle the Dynacoll material if the material is detached from the drum wall and bottom and can recycle the drum if the residue is removed.

By cryogenically freezing the drum using Drumbeaters of America Inc.'s patented Cryo-Cleaner® System, Dynacoll is able to efficiently remove the material from the bottom of the drum without using any soaps, solvents or water.

Dynacoll 7250 Residue in Drum

ABC company wanted to recapture the remaining fluid residue in the drum. Pouring the residue would still leave a residual amount of the material in the drum. By cryogenically removing the fluid residue from the drum, 99% of the product is recaptured for recycling.

By cryogenically freezing the drum using Drumbeaters of America Inc.'s patented Cryo-Cleaner® System, Dynacoll is able to efficiently remove the material from the bottom of the drum without using any soaps, solvents or water.