Derek Yurgaitis

Derek is the President of Meltblown Technologies. He started his career as a research scientist and later transitioned into sales and management roles in the absorbent industry. He is customer focused and relationship driven.
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Are You Prepared For The Huge Cost Of Water Damage?

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Oct 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

As with any business, it is physical capital that will suffer the most damage when water goes out of control. Without proper measures in place, valuable assets can be destroyed by a bad flood, leaks from dripping pipes, or other water-based issues. Home or business, electronics or infrastructure, property or product; there is always a risk of water damage. You need to be aware of the risks; without the proper tools to stop even a small drip, water damage can become catastrophic.

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Topics: sorbents, OSMO, Water Damage, Flood Control, preparation

How to Prevent Mold in Public Spaces

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Aug 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Mold is a common problem where water is present. As a result, it is important to catch water leaks, condensation, drips, or spills and clean them up as quickly as possible. Any location can be in danger of mold growth, so long as there is sufficient moisture to sustain the mold. While molds do serve a purpose in the world, they are quick to grow and spread and can cause a variety of health issues. Thus, it is important to limit the opportunities for mold growth in our public spaces and to work to eradicate it quickly if discovered.


How do you catch, clean, and prevent mold in public buildings?

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Topics: sorbents, OSMO, Water Damage, Flood Control, mold

10 Signs Your School Is Not As Clean As It Should Be

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on May 21, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Public spaces are a common place to find the results of unattended messes and unclean conditions. Schools are one such location, despite their dedicated janitors on staff, and some problems slip through without notice. That is why it is so important to keep your eyes open for the signs that danger is present.

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Topics: sorbents, OSMO, Water Damage, Flood Control

Why Our Team Can Understand Your Sorbent Challenges Better Than Anyone Else

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Nov 7, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Our organization was founded in 2003, but we’re definitely not new kids on the block in the sorbent industry. Nor are we merely a sales organization with an office and an answering machine.  

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Topics: spilltration, sorbents

Spilltration SmooshKits: The Convenience of a Spill Kit, but Smooshed to fit anywhere!

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Oct 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Convenience is always an important factor when thinking about any product. There are no spill kits more convenient than the Spilltration SmooshKit. Vacuum sealed, these easy to store kits are the key to handling spills on the road or at an unfortunate location. When a traditional spill kit is too big to fit where you need it to, the SmooshKit is the perfect amount of portable.

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Topics: industrial absorbents, spill kits, oil spill cost, spilltration, oil spills, sorbents

Six Stats About the Effectiveness of White Sorbents in the Rain

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Oct 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM

White sorbents have been used to mop up spills in the rain for decades. They can be very effective and make up a significant number of the products we provide. They are designed to absorb oil, not water.  

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Topics: oil absorbent pads, oil spills, white sorbents

The Revolutionary Spill Shammy - Money Saving and Sheen Erasing Miracle

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jun 11, 2018 5:30:33 PM

Many of you are still using lightweight traditional absorbents for small spills or in an effort to remove that rainbow sheen from wet asphalt and waterways. I have been in this business for 25 years and the solution to this problem has always escaped us until now!

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Topics: oil spill, spill kit, oil spill cost, spill emergency

5 Ways to Contain Transformer Oil Leaks

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Feb 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Over time transformers age and develop leaks from aging gaskets, rusting and stressed joints, along with a host of other problems that can increase.

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Topics: oil spill, spilltration

10 Main Types of Sorbents for Oil Spills in Water

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jan 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM

There are two main processes for capturing oil using sorbents: retention on the surface of the sorbent and retention within the sorbent. 

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Topics: oil spills, sorbents

How to Fireproof Your Spill Control Emergency Plan

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jan 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM

A big part of a typical spill control plan addresses secondary containment of any leaks from storage drums. This typically involves spill containment pallets and decks as well as containment berms and drain seals. 

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Topics: steel pallets, fire