The Pioneer in Chemical Containment and Dispensing

Learn how RD Industries have worked for 50 years to ensure safer work environments with closed loop systems.

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RD Industries are the premier global leader in chemical containment and dispensing solutions devoted to making the world a safer place. The company provides the industry’s most effective closed loop systems designed to create safe work environments. Rod Laible, chief executive officer at RD Industries, has been a trailblazer in setting the industry standard for liquid containment. With Laible’s leadership, vision, and focus on innovation, RD Industries are well-prepared for the new challenges — and the endless opportunities for future growth — that will emerge as the industry continues to evolve.

RD Industries have earned the confidence of cleaning professionals and industry leaders worldwide by delivering innovative solutions to a vast array of vertical markets, including agriculture, food and beverage, health care, hospitality and hotels, laundry facilities, manufacturing, and chemical production. The primary focus of the company’s engineering team is innovation and development of emerging technology solutions to improve their customers’ businesses.

Containment: Lock the Liquid In

A closed loop containment and dispensing solution should provide proper venting and prevent contact with the chemical at every point. RD Industries’ SafTflo® closed loop chemical containment systems provide total containment, even during change-out. The SafTflo® closed loop connection system both vents for proper flow and completely contains the chemical concentrate to ensure safety.

The SafTflo® insert locks the liquid inside the bottle and provides a single point of contact to release the chemical and to ensure proper dilution. It’s the most effective closed loop connection system available today.

Why Closed Loop Matters

The SafTflo® cap adapter is a critical component in the system, as it serves as the key to ‘unlock’ the chemical from the bottle once attached to a bottle insert. When the cap adapter is connected to a standard intake tube, the chemical will flow for safe dispensing. If the cap adapter is removed, the valve in the bottle insert closes automatically to ‘lock’ the remaining chemical inside the container, preventing costly spills and loss of product.

In our industry, customers commonly refer to ‘glug, glug’, named for the sound made when liquid pours out of a bottle. Glug, glug can be costly to an organisation, and the potential harm to employees could lead to increased costs in litigation, loss of business, harm to brand reputation, and environmental concerns.

To eliminate the problems associated with glug, glug, Safe-Stride in Ireland installed the SafTflo® closed loop system of bottle inserts and cap adapters, matching the cap adapter colours to the colours of the liquids they dispense.

Turlough Sweeney, director at Safe-Stride, said, ‘When introduced to the system, we recognised the health and safety benefits first and foremost. Training staff how to work safely with cleaning chemicals can be challenging, and the cap certainly helped to avoid the end-user coming in contact with concentrate chemical. We noticed savings once the system was set up with our various dispensing systems.”

Closed loop dispensing requires the correct connection system to be effective in preventing spills and leaks while delivering the proper product to optimise cleaning effectiveness. Simple installation and precise dilution, reinforced through colour coding for easy training, enable maximum cleaning performance leading to satisfied end-users.

RD Industries take employee safety seriously, and their goal is to eliminate workers’ exposure to harsh chemicals and liquids. A correctly engineered system ensures the integrity of your closed loop system, which is a vital safety requirement, considering the concentrated or harsh chemicals and liquids required in today’s cleaning environments. Dispensing system failure can cause employee injuries, fines, operational disruption, and expensive liability claims.

Implementing Closed Loop Dispensing in Your Organisation

A safe dispensing system must prevent user contact with concentrated chemicals at every point: while installing the container, dispensing the product, and removing used containers. The key benefit of a closed loop system is that it enforces complete chemical containment at every connection and dispensing point.

RD Industries offer several cost-effective dispensing options engineered to complement their SafTflo® bottle inserts and cap adapters. These solutions include portable dispensing units, wall mounted dispensing systems, hand pump dispensers, and GraviTflo® dispensing systems. These solutions offer a variety of options to meet any organisation’s cleaning, sanitising, and disinfecting needs.

SafTfil® Dispensing Solutions

The SafTfil® Portable Dispensing Unit (PDU) turns any bottle or container into a closed loop dispenser.  Accurate dilution control is built into the PDU to prevent tampering, and it allows users to control the dilution ratio of water to chemical. SafTfil® PDUs can be implemented anywhere a water source is available, and RD Industries can custom-colour them to match your company brand.

SafTfil® PDUs stand the test of time, as RD Industries manufacture them with state-of-the-art materials designed to withstand harsh chemicals and liquids. They have a durable design, which reduces waste and is better for the environment. Moreover, the system can be rapidly deployed and requires minimal training time, encouraging easier adoption and faster implementation.

Five years ago, Merida headquartered in Wrocław, Poland, was searching for a high-performance, affordable cleaning method for convenience stores to use in floor-care and all-purpose cleaning applications. Grzegorz Pawlak, export manager at Merida, contacted RD Industries for a solution and later implemented the SafTfil® PDU, which was exactly what his customers needed.

‘We needed a portable method for all of our cleaning applications for convenience stores, and RD Industries provided us with the solution’, Pawlak said. ‘We selected the portable dispensing unit, which was easy to install and use. It allowed us to control the chemical concentrate and the water dilution to mix the perfect cleaning solution, while keeping the employees from contact with the chemicals, and it created a safer cleaning application. This solution helped Merida drive customer satisfaction with our convenience store clients’.

The GraviTflo® Lift Dose system features closed loop technology in an inverted application. Bottles used with the GraviTflo® system are fitted with a specialised insert during the packaging process, which locks in the chemical until a bottle is ready to be installed.

Once a bottle is placed on the dispenser, it is closed, and the chemical is locked inside the bottle. When an end-user is ready to dispense the chemical, they simply press up on the dosing mechanism to release the flow of liquid from the bottle into the reservoir, and the mixed solution can be added to a receiving bottle or mop bucket, or used in another cleaning container.

RD Industries also provide the SafTfil® Wall Mount Dispensing Unit, which is designed to meet the dispensing needs of organisations in a variety of vertical markets, including health care, schools, leisure facilities, industrial laundries, and professional kitchens. The unit’s size is small to meet the demands of areas with limited installation space. The SafTfil® Wall Mount Dispensing Unit enables users to control flow rate and dilution, providing total containment to meet individual dosing specifications.

The SafTfil® Hand Pump Dispenser integrates with a bottle insert and cap to form a closed loop connection. No water source is needed, which makes it ideal for use on countertops and mobile carts.

Making the World a Safer Place

RD Industries have transformed closed loop technology to meet organisations’ ever-changing needs to safely contain and dispense chemicals. Our world-class innovation and engineering teams are continually working to develop emerging technology solutions in containment and dispensing solutions and are focused on our goal of making the world a safer place. For more information, please visit RDIndustries.com.

6 Keys to RD Industries Success: Development

In my last message, I touched on the 6 key factors that I think make RD Industries great. Today, I would like to expand upon the importance of development within our company. People, products and processes are the three principal areas that receive the majority of our development focus.

People

We invest in the development of our people every day at RD Industries. Whether it is the day-to-day growth or long-term professional progress, fostering the talent within the company is first and foremost. As Kathryn Minshew said, “A company is only as good as its people.” I feel that the investment in our employees will only propel the company towards the success we envision.

Product

Product development is a continuous improvement process at RDI. Our established customers know that several of our products have seen multiple enhancements. These changes occur as our products mature with each improving version. Customer feedback, internal testing and market understanding have led to these modifications. We refuse to remain stagnant if there is an opportunity to improve our product as well as provide innovation into the marketplace.

Processes

Processes to produce our best products have evolved over time. Most come from internal recognition, knowing where we could improve. We now have several processes in place at different stages of the product lifecycle that we feel bring about the best product. From sales to product development and production, utilization of improved processes is just as important as the development of our people and our products.

As with everything, all of these areas are in constant evolution in order to keep RD Industries on the path to growth. I feel we have found a great formula for development and that puts us right where we need to be – poised for the future.

Sincerely,
Rod Laible

 

Closed Loop Portable Dispensing Unit Allows for Safe and Easy Chemical Dispensing

RD Industries has a long-standing tradition of providing innovative solutions for chemical containment and dispensing. Our closed loop chemical system allows us to provide the safest and most effective products in the chemical dispensing industry.

As with any business, as industries change there’s always need for innovation. Our end-users are no exception, as they seek solutions to utilize safe and effective closed loop chemical containment systems. Our portable dispensing units are an example of how we help end-users maximize efficiency when sanitizing their workplace. This closed loop portable dispensing unit can be deployed anywhere there is a water source; minimizing back and forth trips to a central mixing station.  Portable units are also much less expensive to purchase, install, and maintain than wall-mounted systems.

As with any of RD Industries’ closed loop chemical dispensing and containment products, this portable dispensing unit provides accurate dilution control, helps maintain cleaning and chemical costs and is easy to use.

End-Users Making Changes to Closed Loop Chemical Dispensing Systems

Chemical manufacturers have previously pushed selling chemicals to end-users in a concentrated form. Concentrated chemicals cause resource and safety issues among end-users. And because of these concerns, end-users are seeking closed loop chemical dispensing systems.

RD Industries provides effective closed loop chemical containment and dispensing systems, engineering every connection and dispensing point to enforce total containment at every stage of the process. From installing a new refill, to dispensing the chemical, to replacing used refill containers – closed loop technology ensures the safety of end-users and allows them to effectively manage their resources.

The EPA states that six out of every 100 janitors are injured annually by exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals. Using closed loop chemical dispensing will prevent contact of concentrated chemical with end users as well as taking into account the environment at every stage of the process.

Contact us to learn more about why end-users are seeking closed loop systems to protect their employees and resources.

 

 

Helping Chemical Bottlers and Distributors Provide Safe Chemical Dispensing to End Users

When it comes to chemical manufacturers, chemical bottling companies and distributors, there’s an extensive amount of competition in reaching end-users with an affordable and efficient chemical dispensing tool. End-users are not looking for a sub-par, cheap solution – but rather a chemical dispensing solution that will offer long-term benefits and support.

Among the competition are large companies that do not offer the best chemical dilution solutions, nor the long-term support to back their products and services. Because of this, closed loop chemical systems have been sought after for its affordability, safety and resourcefulness. Closed loop chemical systems implement the general understanding that cleaning and sanitation is a science, requiring training and efficiency at each phase of chemical handling and dilution.

At RD Industries we strive to provide chemical bottlers and distributors the means to give end-users a safe, affordable product. Contact us to find out how a closed loop chemical dispensing and dilution system can increase business and provide high quality products for your end-users.

Importance of Finding the Right Fit for Closed Loop Chemical Containment

The right fit – this concept can apply universally to many topics – and couldn’t be more important than finding the right fit as it relates to packaging and containing highly concentrated chemicals. To prevent a bottleneck in your process, that’s exactly where you should start – with the neck of your bottle.

Contrary to popular belief, not all containers of the same size are manufactured to the same specifications. Neck finishes, thickness and smoothness vary by manufacturer and in some cases from run to run.

RD’s commitment to providing safe chemical containment and dispensing solutions involves you working with our Engineering team to spec your bottle for a precise closed loop insert fit. We carefully measure your bottle samples (to the thousandths of an inch) and fit them with the proper size insert. The risks associated with not having a precise fit between a closed loop insert and the bottle neck can result in product leaking during shipment, improper dispensing, environmental and work place hazards and overall product waste.

To learn more about the benefits of closed loop chemical containment and how RD Industries can help you solve your challenging chemical packaging needs, contact sales@rdindustries.com.

Maintaining Quality Control Through Closed Loop Systems

When it comes to quality control of your cleaning operation, the first step toward a job well done is to provide deliberate and thorough training to the cleaning staff. This well-trained staff also needs to be equipped with easy-to-use chemical dilution and dispensing equipment that will facilitate their success.

Businesses and organizations – including hospitals, food-service facilities, hotels and schools – heavily rely on the hygiene of their facilities as part of their brand image. These same businesses often invest additional money and resources on cleaning quality control. And while it’s important to continually monitor the quality of a facility’s cleanliness, users who invest in closed loop chemical dilution and dispensing systems will see fewer resources spent on monitoring the cleaning results of their employees.

Closed loop chemical systems ensure every connection and dispensing point to enforce total containment and safety at every stage of the process – from installing a new chemical all the way through dispensing product. Closed loop chemical dilution and dispensing systems take the guess work out of mixing and diluting chemicals and allow the cleaning staff to execute their duties using less time and resources – preserving quality and saving money and your brand image.

Chemical manufacturers and distributors can help their end users achieve quality control through providing closed loop chemical systems. Allow us to help you!

When More Is Not Better – Using Proper Chemical Dilution

When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting chemicals, many end-users often think more is better. And while this may seem like logical thinking – it is, in fact, untrue. Chemicals are most effective for cleaning and disinfecting, and used most safely, when properly diluted.

Using more chemical can lead to sticky surfaces that attract dirt, and can lead to a longer cleaning time the second time around – wasting chemicals and your investment. Over-using chemicals can also lead to damage of the surface being cleaned and possible hard to the end user. Additionally, improper chemical dilution is bad for the environment – as it introduces more products unnecessarily into the environment.

End users can be educated on proper chemical dilution, but it is best achieved through closed loop chemical dispensing. Closed loop chemical dilution and dispensing works with the chemical, the packaging, and the dispensing device to eliminate human error and provide safe and effective end-user chemical use.

So while it’s often thought that more is better; or less-is-more – it’s true that the only way to use cleaning and disinfecting chemicals safely and effectively is at the recommended dilution. By providing end users with a closed loop chemical dilution system, chemical manufacturers and bottlers are helping their customers’ efficiency and safety with the best technology on the market.

Keep Cold and Flu Viruses Under Control with Closed Loop Technology

Proper cleaning helps prevent the spread of disease, keeping people safe through the prevalent common cold and flu season. And proper cleaning can often be achieved through end user training and an effective chemical management system.

When it comes to cleaning chemicals, end users – including schools, restaurants, hotels, and health care facilities – all have a responsibility to keep disease at bay within their facilities. In order to do this, they are looking for the most cost-effective and resource-efficient method; which is why closed loop chemical dilution and containment is critical – especially during this time of year.

Effective closed loop chemical management systems integrate the chemical, the packaging, and the dispensing device. Most importantly it eliminates costly mixing, measuring, and dispensing mistakes. This is not only costly on business’ wallets, but costly for public health reasons. In order to meet cleanliness standards and provide healthy facilities, end users must be sure to use the correct chemical in the accurate proportions. Chemical manufacturers and bottlers can help their end users achieve their health, safety, and financial goals through closed loop chemical systems.

Closed Looped Chemical Dispensing Through Hand Pump

As part of our vast line of closed loop chemical dispensing technology, RD Industries offers a hand pump system. This closed loop hand pump system provides end users the ability to use concentrated chemicals in areas where a water source is not available.

So how does this hand pump integrate closed loop chemical containment and dispensing technology? It’s equipped with an attachment that allows any bottle to be fitted with a SafTflo® insert. Our SafTflo® line is a self-vented, closed loop chemical containment system.  Used in conjunction with our Bottle Insert, the pump screws onto the neck of the bottle and the end user depresses the dispensing portion of the unit to deliver a pre-metered amount of chemical concentrate.  Then, add water to dilute.

The hand pump is true to the closed loop technology benefits, decreasing the possibilities of toxic leaks and spills, unsafe chemical handling, improper dilutions, and liability exposure. This portable unit can also be used anywhere – counter top, mobile cart, or in any low-chemical use area.