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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A Better Oil Spill Solution for the Rain

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Nov 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Oil spills in the rain can be particularly challenging. The oil rises to the top of the water and quickly spreads. Plus, old fashioned white sorbents don’t work in the rain. The rainwater actually creates a barrier on the white sorbent and the oil runs off—exactly what you’re trying to prevent.

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Topics: rain, oil spill

Three Flexible Products You Want in Your Spill Kit

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Nov 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Flexibility is at the heart of any spill response. After all, if you could predict what was going to happen, you’d already have prevented it. And, I’m confident that wherever possible, that’s exactly what you’ve done. But, spills to do happen and it’s best to be prepared.  

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Topics: spill response, spill kit

The 10 Most Common Questions We Get in an Oil Spill Emergency

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Oct 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As industry experts and one of the leading providers of spill kits, we get a lot of questions about oil spills. Many of which arrive during an emergency.

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Topics: oil spill emergency, oil absorbent socks, spill kits, oil absorbent pads

Key Tools for Cleaning Up an Oil Spill in the Rain

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Oct 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As I noted in my last post, “An Overview of Oil Spills,” while the largest oil spills in the world gain all the news, minor spills and leaks that happen daily can have a much greater impact over time. Add rain to the mix and you really have a challenge on your hands. 

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Topics: oil spill, rain

An Overview of Oil Spills

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

Many of the largest oil spills in the world are caused by tanker accidents. From Deepwater Horizon to Exxon Valdez, you’ve seen it all on the news. From there, oil spills move on to train accidents and pipelines.

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Topics: oil spill

How MBT Helps Their Valued Distributors Increase Industrial Absorbent Sales

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Aug 31, 2016 8:30:00 AM

You may have seen my earlier blog post “Three Things Most Distributors Are Getting Wrong About Their Sorbent Buyers.” I begin by noting that distributors play a critical role in providing a single source supplier for the buyer, simplifying product selection, and streamlining the purchase process.

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Topics: industrial absorbents

How to Choose the Right Industrial Absorbent Supplier Partner

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Aug 10, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As a distributor, you select your supplier partners expecting them to deliver quality products on-time and cost effectively. If only it were as simple as that. 

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Topics: industrial absorbents

Five Things to Look for in Industrial Absorbent Mats

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jul 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As you know, there are four basic types of absorbents: mats, socks and booms, pillows, and granular. Understanding these varieties is the first step on our checklist when choosing the right absorbents.

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Topics: industrial absorbents, mats

Three Things Most Distributors Are Getting Wrong About Their Sorbent Buyers

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jun 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

We feel that distributors are the optimum delivery channel between multiple manufacturers and the industrial buyer. They play a huge and critical role in providing a single source supplier for the buyer. And, as a result, they simplify product selection and streamline the purchasing process across multiple manufacturers. 

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Topics: industrial absorbents, distributors

Why End Users Need Distributors’ Help Ordering Industrial Absorbents

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jun 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

I've been in the environmental industry for over 20 years, working at every level in the sales process. In that time, I've seen a great deal of innovation where products and the applications of those products are concerned.

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Topics: industrial absorbents, distributors