The Prospects for Biobased Chemicals When Crude is under $40
August 27, 2015
Mike Guggenheimer, CEO and President I typically attend a couple of the major biobased chemical and industrial biotechnology conferences each year. Last year, the mood for biobased chemical companies was somewhat somber with oil prices down…
Eastman Aviation Solutions Strengthens Commitment to Responsible Care® Initiative Through New Collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions
August 18, 2015
Kingsport, TN, August 18, 2015 – As news of new EPA regulations face the aviation industry, Eastman Aviation Solutions is striving to strengthen their commitment to the Responsible Care® initiative and provide additional support to customers by announcing a collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions, a manufacturer of high-performance chemical products for automotive, hardware and industrial applications. Together, the two companies will focus on offering products and services to promote safety, responsibility and sustainability for their aviation partners.
Waste Industry is Coming Around
June 16, 2015
Mark Miller, SVP of Global Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives While Las Vegas is not my favorite place, Waste Expo 2015 may have been my favorite show. There was a significant amount of foot traffic with a…
Early Adoption is your Best Option
June 1, 2015
Lisa Clark, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development We’ve all heard the saying ‘the early bird gets the worm.’ Applied to business, it’s ‘the first to market owns the market.’ In both instances, we’re referring…
Perspective on the Marine Lubricants Demand Study from Grand View Research
April 13, 2015
Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO I recently had the opportunity to review the latest Marine Lubricants Demand Study from Grand View Research. I’d like to share some perspective on the study’s findings in the form of…
MITIGATING RISK, REAPING REWARDS – Achieving Sustainable Operations Through the Use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
March 25, 2015
Environment Coastal & Offshore The marine industry continues to evolve. In addition to changing equipment needs and trends, there is an increasing need to utilize safer, more environmentally friendly products to meet industry regulations. In addition to their positive impact on the environment, readily biodegradable fluids and lubricants result in lower cleanup costs, fewer fines, and less downtime. This means that they can help to lower overall cost of operation—making them an attractive choice for many marine operations.
EALs & Oil Spill Remediation
March 24, 2015
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News – The Effects of EALs on Oil Spill and Discharge Reporting and Remediation
In the wake of increased environmental scrutiny and potentially expanding liability issues, oil spill remediation continues to be of great interest to marine operations. While most outsiders think of oil spills in terms of major failures or leaks, more common oil leakage or lubricant discharges from marine equipment result in millions of gallons of oil being released into the aquatic environment each year. Leaks, which are very difficult to prevent, far outpace catastrophic events and result in lost productivity, environmental damage, costly fines and remediation and negative public image.
Behind the Label: Choosing an EAL
March 12, 2015
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now essential in US waters, but product labeling schemes are inconsistent, says Mark Miller, executive vice president of business development for RSC Bio Solutions.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS’ EAL EARNS ADDITIONAL AEGIR-MARINE APPROVAL, EnviroLogic® 802 Approved for Use in PRIME Rudderstock Seals
March 9, 2015
Charlotte, N.C. (March 9, 2015) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in readily biodegradable cleaners, degreasers and functional fluids, has announced that its EnviroLogic® 802 environmentally acceptable grease has met the stringent requirements for approved use in AEGIR-Marine PRIME rudderstock seals. This approval is an extension of the existing partnership agreement between AEGIR-Marine and RSC Bio Solutions intended to increase the availability of VGP-approved environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) for steering systems, stern tube seals and other marine applications.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS ADDS VP OF OPERATIONS, New hire positions company for continued expansion
February 23, 2015
Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2015) – RSC Bio Solutions, a leader in high performing environmentally acceptable solutions that include readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners and natural, clay based absorbents, has added Asuama Yeboah-Amankwah as Vice President of Operations. Yeboah-Amankwah will be responsible for leading operational activities including logistics, warehousing, blending partnerships, purchasing and order management.
What we learned at the International WorkBoat Show
January 21, 2015
Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO As I prepare for my next trip to New Orleans for the Biobased Chemicals Summit, I am reflecting on my last trip there. The International WorkBoat Show in December was another…
RSC Chemical Solutions Names New President and CEO – Mike Guggenheimer
November 25, 2014
RSC Chemical Solutions promotes Mike Guggenheimer to lead growing company with a new strategic vision
INDIAN TRAIL, NC —Mike Guggenheimer will assume the duties of President and CEO of RSC Chemical solutions effective January 1, 2015. Mike will be replacing John Huber, who has led the company for the last 14 years. In his new role, Guggenheimer will be responsible for RSC Chemical Solutions, RSC of Canada, Omega Process Solutions and Terresolve Technologies dba RSC Bio Solutions.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS’ ENVIROLOGIC® HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, SAFECARE® CLEANERS CERTIFIED SMALL VESSEL GENERAL PERMIT (SVGP) COMPLIANT, TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE
November 19, 2014
RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in high performance, readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, announces that its EnviroLogic® Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils, and SAFECARE® cleaners and their constituent components have been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) definitions of biodegradable, minimally toxic and not bioaccumulative. RSC Bio Solutions, therefore, certifies its hydraulic fluids and cleaner products as 2014 sVGP compliant.
Making a Conscious Change: Seaspan Marine’s Conversion to EALs
November 11, 2014
(Marine News) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Vessel General Permit (VGP), requires that all vessels over 79 feet use an “Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant” (EAL) in oil-to-water interfaces unless technically infeasible. The 2013 VGP revision also requires any above water line hull cleaning or deck washdowns resulting in discharge to be conducted with “minimally toxic, phosphate-free and biodegradable” cleaners and detergents as defi ned in the permit. These regulations are further extended to non-recreational or non-military vessels less than 79 feet in length that are operating as a means of transportation through the recently announced updates to the 2014 Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP). With these announcements, it is becoming more and more apparent that the U.S. is leading the way in the adoption of biodegradable products, such as EALs, in marine applications. For multi-national operators, the country in which they operate that has the most stringent product requirements determines their product selection.
Global Use of EALs Means Global Distribution
October 6, 2014
Lisa Owen, VP of Sales and Marketing The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its updates to the 2014 Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) for non-recreational or non-military vessels less than 79 feet in…
Solutions You Need for Problems You Don’t – Readily Biodegradable Solutions Meet Environmental and Performance Challenges for Pile Drivers
October 1, 2014
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., RSC Bio Solutions was formed by the owners of Radiator Specialty Company (RSC), a 90-year-old company that houses the LIQUID WRENCH® and GUNK® brands. As RSC’s sister corporation, RSC Bio Solutions is provided with chemical manufacturing, distribution, SAP and ISO quality systems.
In 2013, RSC Bio Solutions acquired a majority ownership interest in Terresolve Technologies, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of readily biodegradable hydraulic fluids, functional fluids and lubricants for both marine and land applications. Terresolve brought with it a stellar, 17-year track record and an extensive lubricant product portfolio. Besides its EnviroLogic® branded technology, RSC Bio Solutions is also the exclusive North American licensee of SAFECARE®, an innovative line of cleaners, degreasers and solvents for industrial markets. The company also distributes GreenSorb®, an easy-to-use, non-leaching, natural absorbent. These partnerships allow RSC Bio Solutions to provide complementary solutions to more customers, while streamlining both the ordering and servicing process.
Spill Solutions: Examining Choices for Industrial and Commercial Absorbents
September 24, 2014
(EHS Today) Fluid spills are an unavoidable reality anytime an operation uses, maintains or repairs industrial or commercial equipment. Precautions can help limit the number or extent of spills, but even the best precautions will not be able to eliminate spills entirely.
A Preview of World Bio Markets USA
September 10, 2014
Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO of RSC Bio Solutions Leading industry events such as World Bio Markets USA allow me the opportunity to interact with colleagues and representatives from biobased fuel and chemical companies. At the…
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS EXPANDS MARKET PRESENCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
September 10, 2014
Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2014) – RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in high performance, readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, recently announced the addition of Richard Day as Market Manager, Europe and the opening of a warehouse facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands—a major expansion to serve marine and offshore oil and gas industry needs in the European Union (EU).
Building a Business Case for Sustainability
August 8, 2014
Lisa Owen, VP of Sales and Marketing Why do some companies “walk the walk” when it comes to sustainability while others seem to merely be talking the talk? A recent study from MIT Sloan Management Review…
If Green Isn’t the New Black, What Is?
July 7, 2014
Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO of RSC Bio Solutions I can’t claim to be on the bleeding edge of all trends, but I do get the sense that our team at RSC Bio Solutions is on…
Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications
July 1, 2014
(Waste Advantage Magazine) Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer.
Sustainability Means More Than Green
June 25, 2014
Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO of RSC Bio Solutions Most of the accepted definitions of sustainability typically refer to the triple bottom line: efforts that support profitability, environmental, and human or social goals. For an…
RSC Bio Solutions’ Envirologic® Hydraulic Fluid Approved by Rolls Royce for Stabilizers as VGP Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL)
June 12, 2014
Charlotte, N.C. (June 10, 2014) – RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, announced today that its EnviroLogic® 3068 biobased hydraulic fluid has been approved for Rolls Royce stabilizers as an environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) in order to meet the revised 2013 U.S. EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements now in effect.
RSC Bio Solutions Expands Reach of Envirologic EALs Through Agreement with AEGIR-marine
June 9, 2014
Charlotte, N.C. (June 3, 2014) – RSC Bio Solutions recently signed a partnership agreement with AEGIR-Marine to increase the availability of VGP-approved environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) for stern tube seal applications. As part of the non-exclusive partnership, both companies will take responsibility for global distribution, as well as the performance of RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic EALs with AEGIR-Marine’s PRIME Seals.
Report from BIO World Congress
May 20, 2014
Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO of RSC Bio Solutions I always enjoy the opportunity to step away from the real-time work servicing our business and our customers to engage with peers and upstream technology companies…
May 15, 2014
RSC Bio Solutions is helping marine, off-shore and other heavy-machine intensive industries better prepare for inevitable spills, leakage and contamination, the company’s CEO said on Wednesday.
Waste Advantage Magazine
April 1, 2014
Understanding the benefits of bio-based products can lead to a safer, more productive and eco-friendly operation.
Evolving to Address Global Sustainability
April 1, 2014
Nearly four years ago, Mike Guggenheimer knew that sales at RSC Chemicals, an Indian Trail manufacturer of hands-on household consumer lubricant and cleaning products including Liquid Wrench and GUNK, were optimal.
But what if the company pushed the envelope, capitalizing on the same basic technology RSC Chemicals had been using for 90 years, and formed a sustainable solutions platform aimed at big industry: deep sea oil rigs, waste management, underwater construction and dredging?
RSC Bio Solutions Certifies Wire Lubricant As EPA VGP 2013 Compliant
March 20, 2014
Charlotte, N.C. (March 20, 2014) – RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic® 268 wire rope, cable and chain lubricant has been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) definitions of biodegradable, minimally toxic and not bioaccumulative. RSC Bio Solutions, therefore, self-certifies the product as a Vessel General Permit (VGP) 2013 compliant environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL).
Auburn University receives $50,000 gift from RSC Chemical Solutions for new minor September 2013
December 12, 2013
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s tribology and lubrication science minor, the first of its kind in the nation, recently received a gift from North Carolina-based RSC Chemical Solutions to provide scholarship and programmatic support.
RSC Bio Solutions Certifies Envirologic® 200, 200 EP Series Fluids, 802 Grease…
November 25, 2013
Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 25, 2013) – RSC Bio Solutions announced today that its EnviroLogic® 200 and 200 EP series of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) and its EnviroLogic 802 grease, as well as the products’ constituent components, have been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) definitions of biodegradable, minimally toxic and not bioaccumulative. RSC Bio Solutions, therefore, certifies these lubricant and grease products as Vessel General Permit (VGP) 2013 Compliant.
Waste Pro USA Approves RSC BIO Solutions’ EnviroLogic® Hydraulic Fluid For Use In Fleet
November 13, 2013
Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2013) – Waste Pro USA, Inc. announced today that it is has approved RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic hydraulic fluids in its fleet of 1,500 solid waste vehicles, following a year-long test program. Waste Pro is a privately-owned solid waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal company, serving more than two million customers in eight states from more than 70 operating locations.
September 17, 2013
Understanding on board lubricants – examining impact on performance and the environment too.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS’ EnviroLogic® Hydraulic Fluids, Safecare® Cleaners Certified Vessel…
September 16, 2013
Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2013) – RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, announced today that its EnviroLogic® Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils, and SAFECARE® cleaners and their constituent components have been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s definitions of biodegradable, minimally-toxic and not bioaccumulative. RSC Bio Solutions, therefore, certifies its hydraulic fluids and cleaner products as 2013 VGP Compliant.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS Adds Roell As Technology VP
August 21, 2013
Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2013) – RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, has added Bernie Roell as vice president of technology. RSC Bio Solutions is aggressively addressing the needs of the biobased chemical industry for new innovative solutions for a wide range of applications.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS Appoints Segment Managers To Focus On Growth
July 1, 2013
Charlotte, N.C. (July 1, 2013) – RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, is focused on growing its business in key markets and has organized its sales team into segments focused on growing private and public waste, marine construction, marine transport, utility fleets, offshore oil and gas and wind power industries.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS Organizes Leadership For Continued Growth Through Market Focus
May 30, 2013
Charlotte, N.C. (May 30, 2013) – RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in readily biodegradable cleaners, degreasers and functional fluids, has reorganized its leadership team following its announcement in January 2013 of acquiring a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of readily biodegradable functional fluids and lubricants.
RSC BIO SOLUTIONS delivers biodegradable, nonhazardous hydraulic fluid to WASTE PRO USA
May 21, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (May 21, 2013) – RSC Bio Solutions (Booth #4767) and Waste Pro USA, Inc. (Booth #4733) jointly announced this week at WasteExpo 2013 that RSC Bio Solutions is now supplying its nonhazardous, readily biodegradable EnviroLogic®
3000 series hydraulic fluid to Waste Pro’s fleet of waste collection vehicles.
March 22, 2013
Under the Draft 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) and Small VGP, EPA will require vessel owners and operators to adopt environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) into their operations to further reduce their environmental impact starting in December 2013.
Leading Green Lubricants Manufacturer Expands Offering with Proven Cleaners, Degreasers and Solvents
March 11, 2013
Mentor, Ohio, March 11, 2013 – Terresolve Technologies, a global leader in environmentally safe fluid technology, in collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in safe cleaners and degreasers, announced that it now offers the proven SAFECARE® brand cleaning and degreasing solutions for the marine and offshore industries. Uniquely suited for offshore drilling operations, as well as marine transport and construction equipment, SAFECARE® is a comprehensive line of powerful, readily biodegradable cleaners, degreasers and solvents.
Leading Chemical Manufacturer Expands Biobased Offering through Unique Distribution…
March 6, 2013
Charlotte, NC, March 6, 2013- Radiator Specialty Company (RSC) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Sorbent Green, LLC, makers of GreenSorb®, an environmentally friendly absorbent that makes the management and disposal of fluid spills safe and easy. The agreement will directly benefit RSC and its sister company, RSC Bio Solutions, by bolstering their reputation as leading providers of innovative biobased solutions for industrial and automotive customers who are focused on performance without tradeoffs – ensuring the safety of their employees and the environment.
Utility Products article “Greening Your Fleet”
March 1, 2013
Electrical, cable and telecom utility companies have incorporated sustainable products into their fleets for years to accomplish a variety of business objectives. As fleet managers begin to look at the results from these greening initiatives, more companies are realizing tangible benefits and intangible strategic value that biobased and environmentally safe products bring to their companies.
Blumenthal Holdings, LLC Acquires Majority Share of Terresolve Technologies
January 22, 2013
Charlotte, NC, January 22, 2013 – Blumenthal Holdings, LLC, owners of Radiator Specialty Company (RSC), today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies, LTD, a leading manufacturer of biobased hydraulic and functional fluids and lubricants for the offshore marine, marine transport, oil and gas and turf care industries. The acquisition will complement RSC’s existing business, RSC Bio Solutions, LLC, and further solidify the company’s commitment to delivering high performance chemistries that do not negatively impact the environment or the employee safety of their industrial customers.
Waste Advantage Magazine
January 1, 2013
Today’s biobased chemical solutions have succeeded in debunking the myth that “green” products fail to work effectively for work truck fleets in the waste management industry. Biobased hydraulic fluids not only meet or exceed the performance of conventional, petroleum-based fluids, but also help mitigate operating costs and improve environmental impacts. Biobased cleaners and functional fluids can prove to be a more cost-effective choice for waste management companies by lowering the threat of potential risks to employees and the environment, such as expensive spill response, remediation and fines a company incurs if hazardous fluids are spilled or leaked onto soil, pavement or water during use.
December 1, 2012
Terresolve, an industry leader in producing environmentally safe lubricants and functional fluids, announced Rolls-Royce Deck Machinery (Brattvaag Group) has approved its EnviroLogic 3000 line of high-performance, readily biodegradable hydraulic fluids for use in its products.
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News
November 22, 2012
The EPA’s Proposed 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) will require vessel owners and operators to adopt environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) into their operations to further reduce their environmental impact starting in December 2013. This regulation brings a two-fold benefit to the industry by boosting the bottom line of both small and large vessel operations, while engendering positive change that ensures the preservation of ecosystems in which these vessels operate.
Commercial Carrier Journal
August 7, 2012
The massive industrywide effort that culminated in the family of low-emissions 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-compliant diesel engines is over. Now the industry is catching its collective breath and preparing for the next generation of heavy-duty diesel engines that will have to meet new federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards being phased in from 2014 through 2017.
July 18, 2012
In industry, it’s all about the uptime, and the upside in performance that drives cost-competitiveness. There, biobased lands a hand. In manufacturing, time is money. In fact, reducing errors and down time is a primary focus of the Deming system of quality management practices, and the Six Sigma movement initiated by Motorola and then taken around the world.
June 22, 2012
Safety considerations are just as important in the shop as they are out in the field. In fact, the confined environment of the shop can make small incidents turn into bigger problems.
March 22, 2012
While Washington debates how to reduce emissions within the electric utility sector, the nation’s utility providers are already planning how to become more environmentally responsible. These companies are investigating a range of options designed to green their fleets-including everything from alternative energy sources to adding hybrid vehicles to their fleets. One of the nation’s largest plug-in electric vehicle fleets is owned by an electric power company, which has committed that 100 percent of new fleet vehicles will be plug-in electric or electric vehicles by 2020. Another larger power provider uses 500,000 gallons of biodiesel in its trucks. Most utility companies that use biodiesel hybrid and electric vehicles are not doing so because of government mandates, but because they want to be good stewards of our natural resources while improving their business efficiency with safe, cost-effective green technology.
Manufacturer of Biobased Cleaners, Degreasers, and Lubricants Showcases Innovative Hydraulic Fluids
March 4, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 4, 2012) – RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in manufacturing and distributing non-hazardous, biobased cleaning, degreasing and lubricating products for the work truck industry, is heading to The Work Truck Show, March 6-8, in Indianapolis to exhibit its ENVIROLOGIC® 3000 Hydraulic Series at Booth #5468. Uniquely suited for work trucks, the ENVIROLOGIC® 3000 Series is a high performance line of readily biodegradable, non-hazardous hydraulic fluids.