The plant of an American manufacturer of latex foam for mattresses was generating approximately 130,000 liters of waste water an hour which was heavily contaminated with natural and synthetic latex, primarily due to the cleaning of its production line. This waste water had to be collected separately and trucked off for disposal. After multiple tests and samples both in the lab and at the plant, the water experts of Brenntag Northeast eventually identified a suitable combination of various polymers which turned the milky waste water into a clear liquid. As a result, the latex waste water can now be treated and disposed of together with the other waste water by means of the normal process. The waste water contamination as a whole was thus reduced, the daily truck trips needed for disposal became superfluous and the company now saves approximately USD 30,000 per annum in disposal costs.