With over 100 million plastic cartridges ending up in landfill every year, it’s vital the industry takes steps to reduce its consumption of plastics and packaging. The re-launched ecoSEAL system offers one of the simplest ways to make a positive impact – and can now be used with the sealants and fillers most commonly used on site.
By specifying the ecoSEAL system, organisations can significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste sent to landfill from the sealant and filler products that are used on their sites every day. Working in conjunction with a unique reusable sleeve, users can now easily switch from traditional Geocel Painters Mate, Dowsil 785+, 796 and 799 cartridges, to more environmentally-friendly foils, which can fit into any standard gun.
The plastic sleeve is recyclable – and when empty, the foils are eight times smaller than traditional cartridges, meaning less waste is sent to landfill and disposal costs on larger projects are reduced.
Each sleeve can be used an average of 75 times and the system is lighter than alternative foil barrel guns. As the sleeve is clear, users can also always see exactly how much product is left.
The new ecoSEAL range includes the following:
Geocel Painters Mate, a high quality acrylic filler that can be used both internally and externally. Its unrivalled formula offers many benefits over standard fillers and is ideal for hairline cracks. Highly flexible, Painters Mate is easy to use. No sanding is required and it can be overpainted within one hour.
Dowsil 785+ Bacteria Resistant Sanitary Silicone Sealant, a fast cure sealant that gives excellent adhesion to most non-porous surfaces. Containing a fungicide to resist mould growth, Dowsil 785+ protects against bacteria growth, MRSA, E. Coli and Salmonella. Tack-free in 30 minutes, it can be applied in a temperature Range +5 to +40°C and cures to a gloss finish.
Dowsil 796 PVCu, Aluminium & Wood Silicone Sealant, a neutral silicone suitable for weather sealing between PVCu, aluminium and wooden door and window frames as well as most common construction substrates. Highly flexible, it offers a 20-30 minute working time and is fast curing – tack free in two hours, with nil slump. With excellent weathering characteristics, Dowsil 796 is resistant to ozone, UV radiation and temperature extremes. It can be applied in a temperature range of +5 to +40°C.
Dowsil 799 Glaze and Go Silicone Sealant, a one-part plastic and glass silicone which provides strong adhesion to most plastics including PVCu and polycarbonate profiles and panels. For use in glazing applications that utilise polycarbonate sheeting, and for perimeter pointing of door and window frames. It also contains a fungicide for use in areas of high humidity where mould growth is likely. With excellent weathering characteristics, Dowsil 799 is resistant to ozone, UV radiation and temperature extremes. Highly flexible, it has a working time of five minutes and is fast curing – tack free in two hours.
Andy Cummins, Senior Product Manager at Geocel said:
“With a re-usable sleeve that fits into any standard gun, the system is easier to use and more cost effective than the alternatives – it is the painless way to go green.”
For more information visit www.geocel.co.uk/ecoseal.