Surface Protection Product Guide Focused On Sustainability

Surface Protection Product Guide Focused On Sustainability

While the demand for green building continues to develop in each the business and residential building sectors, there is little availability of earth friendly Surface Safety products. For example, a green building may incorporate sustainable supplies in all put in finishes but be protected by an adhesive film manufactured overseas and made from petroleum dependent plastics. A newly installed bamboo flooring may be covered with a standard wood flooring protection manufactured entirely with man made materials.

Surface protection and mud containment are vital methods to protect against costly job site building damage and to manage indoor air quality. Improvement of new safety products using recycled materials and merchandise made for reuse are now gaining momentum. Building prospects are asking suppliers concerning the environmental impact of the merchandise they choose to purchase. Fortuitously there are actually suppliers focused on helping clients select surface safety merchandise manufactured with the lowest environmental impact. These merchandise are usually made from; paper, cotton remnants and recycled plastics.

Surface safety made from recycled compressed paper or recycled corrugated cardboard has a number of frequent purposes together with flooring, door, and counter high protection. Ram Board® is essentially the most well known model of rolled fiber board and is commonly used to protect flooring and counter tops. It is manufactured using 100% reclaimed paper of which ninety% is put up-consumer material. Though it's marketed as reusable, most users report that that Ram Board® does not hold up well enough for reuse. DoorGuard(TM), the primary door protector to market and probably the most well-known, is manufactured with ninety nine% recycled content material cardboard. The DoorGuard(TM) is usually reused a number of instances per construction project and is fastened using pure rubber. It's frequently moved from the bottom flooring of a high rise beneath development to the upper floors as building progresses. The DoorGuard(TM) and Ram Board® can each be recycled into new products.

Recycled cotton textiles are used in a number of types of rolled, reusable floor safety offering a soft layer of adsorbent safety that doesn't scratch floors. These products include types; a breathable rolled product designed to let glue fumes release from newly installed flooring and a plastic lined product that renders the protection waterproof. Each the breathable, unlined, cotton protection and the plastic lined, leak-proof carpet tape product can be reused many times. Sadly nevertheless the plastic lined safety can't be recycled with out first eradicating the liner. At the moment these merchandise are manufactured and imported from Europe nevertheless comparable products will quickly be available from a US manufacturer.

The most common types of temporary surface safety and the least environmentally pleasant are non permanent adhesive films. These films are generally manufactured in Asia from one hundred% virgin plastic and then imported to the US. Although these films have a low cost per square foot, they've advisable use occasions that range from 30 to one hundred eighty days and are by no means reusable. One shiny spot for plastic protection nevertheless is in the recycling of plastic used in corrugated plastic sheets. These sheets protect flooring, partitions, outside home windows and lots of different surfaces on large business building projects. Within the last a number of months, plastic sheets made with up to 30% pre-consumer plastic waste have become available and are manufactured within the US. The producer will settle for used sheets back as a way to recycle them into new sheets.

The selection to make use of surface protection is in itself a optimistic step toward sustainability. Defending tubs, floors, doors and different finishes lessen the chances that they'll require repairs using toxic compounds or worse but, that they're past salvage and find yourself in a landfill. This unfavorable end result hurts both the environmental and the builders' profits. Hopefully the development toward maintainable surface safety will proceed to move forward shortly in the future as the alternatives and recognition of green finishes grows.


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