Aerosolv - A Justrite Group Company

Aerosolv - A Justrite Group Company

Aerosolv is the only aerosol can recycling system that is verified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and certified by the California EPA. Aerosolv is not only the original aerosol can recycling system, but the only technology tested by the Department of Defense, California Department of Toxic Substances and the USEPA. Aerosolv eliminates an entire RCRA waste stream through the depressurization and recycling of aerosol cans. Whether you bake bread or build ships, refine oil or print books, brew beer or fly jets – chances are your facility uses more aerosols than you might think. If you are in compliance, you`re spending a lot of money for hazardous waste disposal. Start saving and start recycling your aerosols with Aerosolv the proven solution.

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1728 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 105 , Virginia Beach , Virginia 23454 USA
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Recycling Systems
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Globally (various continents)
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A Company Built on Creating Solutions:
Katec Incorporated began operations in 1984 as a specialty tool supplier to manufacturing facilities throughout North America. Katec soon became known for selling unique tooling to a niche market.

With that reputation, customers approached Katec seeking a method to facilitate safe, low-cost handling of their aerosol cans. Without an available solution, Katec developed the solution. That solution is Aerosolv.

Katec began manufacturing the Aerosolv aerosol can recycling system in 1991 to immediate success. That year, the U.S. Military and companies nationwide avidly became the first adopters of the technology. To guarantee customer safety, Katec voluntarily submitted the Aerosolv system for the vigorous testing and high standards of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In December 1999 the joint U.S. EPA and California EPA Environmental Technology Verification and Certification Program certified Aerosolv for its safety and effectiveness. Today it remains the only aerosol can recycling system to receive such certification.

 “We have used Katec's Aerosolv machine in our household hazardous waste program with no operational issues. It has fulfilled our hopes in reducing the very high cost of processing aerosol cans which had afflicted our program in earlier years* „

As more and more companies used the Aerosolv system and reported their successes, they expressed a similar need for a method to dispose of their propane cylinders. In 1998 Katec began manufacturing the ProSolv propane cylinder recycling system.

Though Katec Inc. began as an industrial tool supplier, it has now become the manufacturer of two important products that help save the environment and allow companies to tremendously reduce disposal costs. In its first ten years, our company has manufactured and distributed more than 44,000 Aerosolv systems and more than 2,000 ProSolv systems. Even before the first filter change on all of those systems combined, they have potentially recycled more than 22 million pounds of scrap steel. That equates to saving more than 113 trillion BTUs of energy in subsequent steel production and untold amounts of harmful chemicals from entering the waste stream.

With Aerosolv, not only can you safely turn aerosol cans into recyclable steel, but even the solvents can be recycled right in the shop as parts cleaner and paints can be reclaimed. There are over  44,000 Aerosolv units in operation worldwide with a perfect safety record.

Spent pressurized propane-cylinders no longer have to be stored for hazardous waste treatment and handling with ProSolv technology.

Our technology is the only of its type to certify the depressurized canister for recycling. Both systems benefit the environment by converting aerosol cans and propane canisters into easily recyclable steel containers, keeping them out of landfills.

ProSolv also provides recycling certification tags for each canister recycled to guarantee pick-up by the handler.  Recycling one small propane cylinder is equal to recycling one (1) pound of steel, saving 5,450 BTUs in subsequent steel production.