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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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

How Much It Costs to Clean Up an Oil Spill

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jan 11, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The simple answer to how much it costs to clean up an oil spill is thousands to millions to billions of dollars. It is, of course, not a simple question. And, there can be no simple answers.

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Topics: oil spill cost

Oil Spill Kit Check List

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Dec 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As you know, we have a great deal of experience manufacturing and delivering a wide range of spill kits designed for nearly every type of spill. This includes kits designed for general purpose, chemical, oil only, and hazardous materials spills.

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Topics: oil spill, oil spill emergency, spill kits