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Real Solutions to Real Problems

One of the benefits of being in business for so long is that chances are we have seen your problem or one very similar before.  When our team of technical experts come on the scene, they rely a long list of experiences and skills developed over 6 generations.  This combined with innovative thinking and a lean perspective will help to optimize your process.  Check out some of our case studies, or maybe become one of them. Your success is our success.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean Brighten Brass with Aquaease 2289

As a leader in industrial and oil heating nozzles, this company provides significant reductions in combustion pollutants for cleaner air and contribute to the reduction of carbon and soot helping to retain set up efficiencies and extend maintenance cycles.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean In-Line Paint Stripping with Aquastrip MPS

Integrating the stripping process into the powder coating line has reduced rejection rates, provided for a more consistent, uniform and reliable coating on the faucets and fixtures.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean Recycle or Reuse? A Money Savings Comparison with Aquastrip ACB

By adding Aquastrip ACB to their process, companies can reuse their masking plugs allowing them to save money, improve profitability and satisfy the need for environmental and most importantly economic sustainability.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean Clean Aluminum Extrusions with Emerald Acid Clean #1

Emerald Acid Clean #1 - a citric acid-based soak, ultrasonic, spray cleaner that may be used for the removal of a variety of soils and oxides - outperformed the competitor’s chemistry and it was easier to control for an international company that manufactures deep drawn aluminum extrusions used in the aerospace, automotive and military market.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean Cleaning Aluminum Forgings with Lusterlume ALB 4

Lusterlume ALB 4 removes residual oxidation left on aluminum forgings after annealing process. Improve process speed and cleanliness while seeing improvements to your bottom line.

Treating the Hard to Treat Metal Treatment and Hex Chrome Reduction with AquaPure

A well known military metal finishing operation in Pennsylvania was having trouble treating hexavalent chromate rinses that also had cadmium in them. Our team of experts set the system up to treat both the hex chrome and cadmium bearing rinses in the same tank.

Treating the Hard to Treat Reducing Hexavalent Chrome in Wastewater

Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) is not easily treated, unless you really understand the chemistry. Fortunately, Robin Deal, Hubbard-Hall Wastewater Specialist, both understood the chemistry and was familiar with the manufacturing processes Limco was using. Robin began her process with a full treatability study that demonstrated to Limco management that their problems were solvable.

Treating the Hard to Treat The Perfect Mix: Exceeding Guidelines and Reducing Costs in Wastewater Treatment

A manufacturer of aluminum can manufacturing material had fallen out of compliance with its local and state wastewater treatment jurisdictions on levels of fluoride being discharged from the plant. The plant’s influent fluoride level was 60 ppm, and its discharge limit was 15 ppm.

Treating the Hard to Treat Solving Wastewater Problems Tankside and Side-by-Side

Did you keep a journal in Science class of the steps you took to solve a problem? Believe it or not, our AquaPure technicians still keep those journals while completing a Process Audit. Step-by-step our technicians are with you to find the best process to optimize your system; ultimately providing improvement recommendations and the required training for your operators. This Process Journal is an example of how we work with you tankside until we get the "thumbs up."

Treating the Hard to Treat Delivering a Dose of Good Service to Get a Flocculant Problem Cleared Up

Do you document the process and progress of your projects? Our wastewater specialists use Process Journals to document their thinking, ideas, and development of the project. Find out what happened when a manufacturer had a flocculant problem and the steps that were taken to clear it up.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean Keys to Electropolish Success

Control Electropolishing in Brooklyn, New York, has been in business for over 60 years, and one thing has remained fairly consistent in that time: a commitment to excellence in how they electropolish parts, and the chemical solutions that they use to get there.
80% of the work they perform is for the medical industry. The recent Coronavirus pandemic has started talks of more medical and surgical equipment being reshored back to the U.S., which might increase the workload for shops who perform electropolishing here.

Treating the Hard to Treat Tank side assistance reduced zinc and improves wastewater process

Established in 1981, our client manufactures 60,000 - 70,000 pounds of screws daily that are carried in Lowe’s and Home Depots nationwide. Not surprisingly, the philosophy of this market leader is one of continuous improvement. However, sometimes changes for the better also have consequences. When the company went to a new acid- pickle bath pre-treat system on its paint line, the result downstream was far too much zinc in its wastewater effluent.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean More effective, less costly paint stripping: Aquastrip ACB

For a 100-year-old eyelet manufacturer, issues with their paint stripping process were beginning to slow down and delay production. Their current chemistry provider was falling short on service and value. Additionally, the chemistry they provided created wastewater issues due to unacceptably high level of benzyl alcohol. To make matters worse, this same chemistry had a strong odor that made working with it all the more unpleasant.

Finishing the Hard to Finish Putting the brakes on flash rust

A leading remanufacturer of automotive brake calipers was having problems with flash rust appearing on their finished goods. What was even worse was the fact that the issue was not revealing itself until after the remanufactured parts were already shipped to retail stores and customers were pulling boxes off of store shelves and seeing the surface rust, forcing the chain stores to return the products to the distributor.

Cleaning the Hard to Clean Case Study: Emerald Acid Clean #1

Hubbard-Hall was contacted by an international manufacturer that specializes in deep-drawn aluminum extrusion. Their products are used in the aerospace, automotive, and military industries, and have very demanding application specifications.