Re: disposal of empty resin can

From: John Walmsley (
Date: Wed Mar 17 1999 - 14:32:03 EET

Regarding the scavenging of any residual resin from a container, I have
punched a hole on the side at the bottom edge, and tipped the container. This
gets the most from it, short of squeegee-ing the inner walls with the top
As for disposition, it's a fairly simple matter to place a small light bulb
inside through
the spout overnight, and throw the container in the trash in the morning.
Some suppliers vend their resin in plastic carboys, making it even easier
to get at
the inside if needed.


At 08:37 PM 3/16/99 -0500, wrote:
>In a message dated 99-03-16 19:55:19 EST, writes:
><< The lid is only crimped on, so use a screwdriver to uncrimp the lid
> (that's what the holes in the crimp "ears" are for). >>
>Methinks you are talking about two totally differant kinds of cans. Mine don't
>have ears, and it would take much more than a screwdriver to get the lid off.
>I am continutally disappointed in the resin manufacturers lack of thought
>towards their container design.
> First the container should facilitate the removal of as much resin as
>possible. Such as some automotive oil containers do. I would actually prefer a
>removable bladder, sort of like a beer power ball or somesuch. Considering the
>cost(of the resin), it is very disappointing to go to all the trouble of
>cutting the lid off to find there is perhaps half a cup of resin still inside
>the container dispite all efforts to pour it out.
> Second the disposal issue. A thoughful approach to resin container design
>would certainly include an easily removable bladder, or lid to facilitate the
>curing of what little container contents would be left, given consideration of
>the first requirement.
>Our solution is to throw the whole can into the incinerator with the rest of
>the hazardous waste.
>Andy Scott
>Lockheed Martin Aerospace
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