Iso Safeglue BV has recently come onto the market in The Netherlands and other countries in Europe with a stunning new type of adhesives for the use of insulating air ducts that does not contain any solvents at all: absolutely 100% solvent free! We are proud to introduce to you our two new types of adhesive:
This type of adhesive is used to attach insulation materials to air ducts (intake), after which the completion of the ducts can take place. The great advantage of this type of adhesive, Iso Safeglue (wol) and (elm), is that it is the only adhesive within the European Environment Guidelines that satisfies the strict requirements as to safe working conditions to human beings and the environment. There is no danger whatsoever for the employee working with this adhesive or people around him. Anyone can be around in the same working space without any health risks or hazards. Another advantage of Iso Safeglue (wol) is, that after having set (curing time ca. 24 hrs), it will reach an unyielding firmness and will not give way under no circumstances, so outdating other means of attaching insulating materials. We can imagine that, when working with self-adhesive materials as known up till now, you might think that the attachment of insulating materials using e.g. weld pins will be superfluous, but daily experience teaches us that these materials will invariably sag, resulting in the fact that more often that not yet the use of pins is preferred. Iso Safeglue will not sag! And ends ruptures! So it is quite efficient to use Iso Safeglue in all circumstances and in all places, preventing huge investments in, for instance, expensive welding units.
This adhesive has a temperature reach from - 104º F to + 320º F (!) and is appropriate for the same applications but then only for cooling down ducts or fresh air intake ducts, which are covered, most of the time, with Elastomeric foams in order to prevent the formation of condensation. Iso Safeglue (elm) possesses the same advantages as Iso Safeglue (wol). Another great advantage of Safeglue (elm) is the extended period of ‘workability’: what has been glued today is still workable tomorrow. It is quite possible to use the two types of adhesive at a temperature above 42º F; below 32º F is not possible: freezing conditions will cause problems. Interested? Further technical information concerning our adhesives? Prices? Orders? Please, get in touch with us.
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The Commission has held extensive dialogue with stakeholders before and after the proposal was presented. Stakeholders sent over 6000 responses during the REACH internet consultation and contributed to the REACH Impact Assessment both before and after the launch of the Commission REACH proposal in 2003. This helped the Commission to improve the design and cost-effectiveness of the system and subsequently the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to amend the proposal under the co-decision procedure. REACH provisions will be phased-in over 11 years. Companies can find explanations of REACH in the guidance documents and can address themselves to a number of helpdesks. The Commission will carry out a number of reviews of REACH Annexes within 18 months after entry into force (Annexes I, IV, V, XI, XIII). Legislative texts of REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is the central act of the new European chemicals policy. It is often referred to as the "REACH Regulation". Directive 2006/121/EC contains technical adaptations of Directive 67/548/EEC that are necessary in the light of the new REACH Regulation (Directive 67/548 concerns the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and applies in parallel with REACH).