Search

How do our sustainability repair services help our customers save hundreds of thousands of dollars?

Updated: Oct 28

Repair Services For Greater Sustainability

PlasTech Services, Inc.


Article highlights: Industrial and Commercial Companies “Go Green” through repair services that result in equipment sustainability, decreased carbon emissions from manufacturing new equipment and materials, and decreased items going to the landfill. At a bare minimum, our customers leveraged our reline services and saved: [1]

  • Over 50,000 Hours of Electricity

  • Over 250 Gallons of polyurethane

  • Over 75 rolls of nexus material

  • Over 1,825 rolls of mat material

  • Over 1000 Drums of resin

  • Thousands of square footage of balsa wood


By leveraging our repair services, Industrial and Commercial Companies like Poolsure, Kuehne, OMO Trucking, PVS Chemicals, All Chemical Transport and Leasing, and other chemical manufacturers and delivery companies go green by becoming drivers for sustainability and carbon neutrality in two ways. First, by improving equipment sustainability, our customers extend the life of their FRP Tankers and decrease carbon emissions from manufacturing new equipment to replace the older equipment. [2] Secondly, our customers prevent items from going to the landfill. According to the New York Times, “Americans generate about roughly 258 tons of trash a year, 169 million tons of which ends up in landfills and incinerators, according to a 2014 report from the E.P.A.” By repairing their FRP Tankers instead of replacing them with a new product, our customers keep the landfill from piling up and reduce emissions from incinerators.


FRP Tankers are primarily composed of fiberglass, wood, and resin. Fiberglass is an abundant and environmentally friendly material primarily made from sand. Fiberglass is versatile and used for insulation, “reinforced materials to build fuel- and energy-efficient products”[3] like windmills, storage tanks on farms, processing tanks in water treatment facilities, pipes in factories, and hundreds of other industrial, commercial, and residential products.


Fiberglass can also form chemical-resistant containment areas or be fabricated into products like aerial lift buckets for powerline technicians on lift trucks. Fiberglass can also be used to wrap over metal piping to form a watertight or airtight seal in emergency situations, such as an overwrap on a leaking pipe. For the purposes of this article, fiberglass is used to create FRP Tankers, Trailers, MiniBulk Tankers, Stock Trailers, Full Vacuum Trailers, Food Grade Trailers, Tandem, Tri-Axle, Quad axle, and other FRP chemical resistant tanks.


How do our repair services enable our customers to “go green” through our fiberglass repair services? Our customers go green through our tank reline repair services. FRP is an abundant and environmentally friendly material that is lightweight, chemical resistant, long-lasting, stronger than steel, and easy to repair. However, if FRP trailers are not properly maintained over time, they can wreak havoc on the road and eventually in the environment. [4]. Depending on the chemical being stored or transported, FRP Tanks must be relined and repaired to ensure appropriate chemical resistance that can pass DOT inspection.

By utilizing our repair services, rather than buying a new tanker every five years or permitting their FRP Tankers to decay beyond repair, our service customers help reduce the carbon footprint required to manufacture new tanks. Furthermore, our repair services extend life sustainability sixfold if adequately maintained. We have relined over 50 stationary and mobile tanks ranging between 3,000-and 50,000 gallons.


Consider a portable tank that takes 3-6 months of electricity and staffing to manufacture. A 5,000-gallon-sized FRP Tanker with a 630 square foot surface area would require approximately 20-21 drums of resin, 630 square feet of balsa wood, 35-37 rolls of mat, 1.5-2 rolls of nexus, and 5-6 gallons of polyurethane coating to manufacture. The retail cost for a new FRP tanker can range from $100,000-$150,000.00. By leveraging our reline services, our customers have helped save:

· Over 50,000 Hours of Electricity

· Over 250 Gallons of polyurethane

· Over 75 rolls of nexus material

· Over 1,825 rolls of mat material

· Over 1000 Drums of resin

· Thousands of square footage of balsa wood

· Thousands of square footage of fiberglass and wood in the landfill

· Millions of Dollars

Each of these materials costs time, materials, and energy to process manufacture, store, and transport. Therefore, our repair services are a significant win for our environment and our customer's bottom line.



To discover how your company can boost sustainability and improve your bottom line call us at 410-737-4700 or email us at contact@plastechservices.com


[1] *(Not to mention the materials costs and time to process and manufacture. Our repair services are a major win for our environment and our customers.).

[2] Albeck-Ripka, Livia. “How to reduce your Carbon Footprint.” The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/year-of-living-better/how-to-reduce-your-carbon-footprint. Accessed April 13, 2022.

[3] https://cen.acs.org/materials/inorganic-chemistry/s-fiberglass-does-delicate-material/96/i38

[4] Consider the catastrophic failure of an FRP Trailer that split in half in 2009 leaking class 8 hazardous waste into the environment. https://www.bulktransporter.com/equipment/cargo-tanks-trailers/article/21655389/frp-tanks


25 views0 comments