The impact on the environment has led to businesses being pressured to reduce their carbon footprint and the amount of waste going to landfills. In some instances this can be driving policy change within a business.
According to GOV.UK we generate 177 million tonnes of waste every year in England with waste causing environmental damage and greenhouse gases. With the government setting a target to reduce carbon emission by 80% by 2050, businesses need to start looking into how they can reduce their wastage and carbon emissions.
Tradeline has developed a new product foil wrapped sealant that is environmentally friendly and reduces to approximately 10% of its original size when empty. The new Tradeline Foil Sealant is a solvent-free, ready to use sealant which has been tested to the following specifications:
- BS EN 1366-4: 2006 – achieving 4 hour integrity and insulation rating for a range of linear seals.
- BS EN ISO 10140-2: 2010 – measurement of airborne sound insulation of building elements.
The sealant maintains the integrity of a plasterboard partition wall with a Sound Reduction Index of 55dB.
When subjected to heat the Foil Sealant swells to provide an inert barrier to smoke and flame. The fire resistance achievable with Foil Sealant depends upon the joint design, depth of sealant and substrates being sealed. While it is also non-slumping and provides rapid skinning. It can also be overpainted within 1 hour. The Foil Sealant is not suitable in joints where movement exceeds + or – 12.5% of joint width, or in external joints.
When applying the sealant it is important that all surfaces which are to be sealed are clean, dry and free from grease, laitance or dust may hinder adhesion. All crevices must be filled and it is important to ensure there is complete contact between sealant and substrate. The surface can then be cooled down using a wetted spatula. Finally, any excess may be removed using soapy water before the Foil Sealant dries. It is important that the sealant isn’t applied in damp conditions.
Store in cool dry conditions between 5-15oC.
Protect from frost.
12 months from date of manufacture if stored in original unopened cartridge.
Disposal of Containers
Do not leave empty containers where residue could be harmful to children, animals or the environment. Remove any containers to a central disposal point in accordance with local regulations.
Health & Safety
See separate material safety data sheet for full handling, use and storage instructions.
Keep out of reach of children.