Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc
SESA was spending approximately $1000/ yr disposing of product samples through a TSDF as a class 1 waste. The cost of disposal was eliminated by recycling the product back into the manufacturing process.
Instead of sending product samples off-site for disposal, the samples are recycled to the last step of the manufacturing process, not to raw material feed stock. We determined that this was acceptable because the samples are essentially uncontaminated finished product.
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Cost savings is based on the elimination of disposal cost, and the affect on process yield. By recycling the product the production yield increases, resulting in less raw material waste.