Bloomberg|March 17, 2018 07:21:34A chemical peel can be a cost-effective alternative to cleaning coal plants and other toxic waste.
But a chemical peel is also toxic, especially to workers.
The chemical peel industry says that by 2020, it will be the largest chemical peel manufacturer in the world, with an estimated annual turnover of more than $1 billion.
That makes it a big moneymaker for a company that makes some of the world’s most dangerous chemicals.
In 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced they were ordering the removal of some chemical peel chemicals from the country.
The EPA and DOJ ordered the removal from sale in June.
But in the wake of the announcement, companies like Green Clean Chemicals in Green Bay, Wis., have raised prices of the peel, which was made from coal ash, to $0.65 for every $1 of the chemical used.
That’s down from $0:1 for $0, according to Green Clean’s website.
“We are seeing a steep decline in the market for this product,” says Jason McAllister, vice president of marketing and sales at Green Clean.
“This is a very important tool in our industry to clean up our toxic waste stream.”
McAllister says that the price drop is a temporary bump, not a permanent one.
“It will be reversed when we get more data and information on our business,” he says.
A chemical company with deep pockets and an aggressive marketing strategy says it’s been working to cut costs.
In 2018, Green Clean bought a plant in Wisconsin and is planning to move operations to a larger plant.
The company says it expects to cut production by up to a third this year, though it hasn’t made a specific estimate yet.
Green Clean says it was also the first to start selling chemicals to be used in other industries, like for pesticides, chemicals and solvents.
But the company says the process to sell the chemicals, and the costs involved, are expensive.
“The chemical peel business is a $20 billion industry and the company is on the bleeding edge,” McAllisters says.
“The chemicals that we sell have a lot of toxicity.”
The company says that it plans to build out the process in other states and plans to sell a chemical called EDTA that has been linked to cancer.
“I believe it’s the best chemical to use for our customers in terms of the chemicals that are in it,” says Green Clean CEO Matt Stearns.
“There is a lot more toxicity in this chemical than in other products that are used in that business.”
But the company has some concerns about the way it’s marketed.
Green Clean sells chemicals to customers for the purpose of cleaning their cars, as well as to other industries.
In one of the company’s ads, it says, “Chemical peel is a safer, less expensive alternative to traditional cleaners that require extensive, costly remediation.”
But it’s also a common practice in the industry.
“Companies can’t control what’s out there,” McInnis says.
And it’s hard to know exactly what the chemicals are in the products they’re selling.
McAllisters’ company is working with a chemical company in Canada that uses a chemical that is used in the chemical peel market to remove chemicals from coal plants.
“These companies need to understand their business model,” he said.
“They need to learn about our business and be able to sell this product and be successful.”
Green Clean, which has about 40 employees in Greenville, Wis.
that’s in the Green Bay area, has partnered with a local chemical company to develop a product that can be used to remove other toxic chemicals from toxic waste streams.
“If you can find an alternative that’s cheaper than what we are using right now, that’s a win-win,” says Stearnis.