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1 Asbestos Encapsulation Solutions Eliminate your Asbestos problem quickly, safely, effectively and at an affordable price, with SealPro Sealants and Coatings SealPro ACM-REPELLO - and or ACM-SUPABOND ( ACM -Asbestos Containing Materials) - is a specialty coatings formulated to seal and treat the hazards of Asbestos Containing Materials. It is a versatile and easy to use product, and it is used by many residential, commercial and industrial specialist contractors. SealPro ACM-REPELLO & ACM-ASBESTOBOND elastomeric encapsulating coatings are developed to successfully and permanently contain Asbestos Containing Materials, and rely on the excellent penetrating and adhesive bonding of ACM-REPELLO & ACM SUPABOND through the layers of weathered Asbestos to completely encapsulate the Asbestos substrate.

2 Asbestos Government Regulations South Africa Asbestos Regulations Act (Act No 85 of 1993) Regulation Gazette No 7276 no R "Asbestos that forms part of a structure of a workplace, building, plant or premises (Asbestos cement sheeting and related products) must be painted or sealed with a protective coating to limit the release of Asbestos dust, combat weathering and inhibit growth of lichen or moss." All work has to be strictly done to a work plan, approved by the department of labour. A notification of Asbestos work to be done must also be sent to the department of labour What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring product that was mined for, up until 2002 in South Africa. It was used in many different products because it is fire and chemical resistant. There are primarily three types of Asbestos, Chrysolite (White Asbestos ), Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos ) and Amosite (Brown Asbestos ).Exposure to Asbestos dust is dangerous and can cause a variety of potentially fatal diseases. Common Uses Because of its indestructible properties it was used in products that were exposed to extreme conditions such as weather and heating components. Examples are Brake pads, Ceilings, Roof sheets, heaters, tiles, facia boards, rope and seals. Health Risk Asbestos products that are bonded do not pose a major health risk. Broken Asbestos and loose fibres poses a major health risk to us and contact should be avoided. Types of diseases: Asbestosis (Also called white lung and symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and can be fatal). Lung Cancer (Cancer cells can reduce your lungs ability to function properly. The cancer cells can also spread to other part of your body). Mesothelioma (This disease forms in the lining of the lung and abdominal cavities. This disease can take up to 40 years to develop and cannot be cured).

3 Getting rid of Asbestos With such terrible health risks, many home and business owners wish to remove whatever Asbestos is in their buildings. This is a job that requires special teams of workers with training in Asbestos removal. There are companies which specialize in Asbestos removal whose employees hold licenses and receive special training for the safe removal and disposal of all Asbestos-containing materials. Costs for this service can vary according to location and the amount of Asbestos in the building. Generally, Asbestos abatement for a 200 square metre home costs about R40, to R50, Companies can also charge hourly for smaller jobs, with the going rate averaging R R per hour. The removal of this potentially hazardous material is relatively expensive, but many consider it a worthwhile expenditure. With its many health risks, Asbestos-containing materials are not inexpensive to remove from a building. For many people, the end results, cleaner, healthier air and less risk of illness, can easily justify the expense of Asbestos we recommend: Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that is highly toxic when inhaled. During the late 19th century, Asbestos was widely used by building developers and manufacturers due to its incredible resistance to heat. Today, Asbestos as a building material has been banned in almost every country, though some contractors now use Asbestos encapsulation in order to control harmful Asbestos fumes. Simply put, Asbestos encapsulation refers to the actual sealing of Asbestos within a protective shell. This is done for a number of reasons, but the main reason is that removing all Asbestos materials from some structures is nearly impossible. Therefore, Seal-Pro Sealant and Coatings (Pty) LTD have devised capsules that are meant to contain all Asbestos toxins without demolishing an entire structure. In fact, scientists have discovered that attempting to remove from a building is more harmful than simply covering it up. When Asbestos has been disturbed, small particles of the toxin drift into the air. As a result, an air space can quickly become contaminated. Therefore, the best solution is to manage Asbestos by containing it using Asbestos encapsulation techniques. Any exposure to Asbestos is a health risk. Asbestos has been directly linked to lung cancer, fatal Asbestos disease, mesothelioma, emphysema, and gastric cancer. Interestingly, exposure to a low level of Asbestos seems to cause as much health damaged as exposure to a high level of Asbestos. Homeowners and building owners that own structures laced with Asbestos are urged to contain this harmful toxin as soon as possible.

4 Asbestos encapsulation with SealPro ACM-REPELO & ACM ASBESTOBOND is a lot more cost-effective than completely removing Asbestos. As previously mentioned, the removal of Asbestos is not recommended, though this procedure is possible with professional help. While Asbestos removal is an expensive procedure, simply covering up an Asbestos problem with encapsulation proves to be a much cheaper alternative. While it might not seem safe to cover Asbestos, the truth of the matter is that Asbestos encapsulation is a very safe procedure when done correctly. However, any pipes or materials containing Asbestos that are not in good condition should not be maintained. Pipes and materials that are not in good shape should be removed from a building by experts as soon as possible. Many Asbestos encapsulation products on the market can be used by consumers, though this is not always recommended. In order to ensure that Asbestos does not seep into the air, this toxin must be properly and professionally contained. Therefore, hiring a professional contractor to apply encapsulation materials is the best course of action. It may seem unsafe to leave Asbestos where it is, rather than remove it, but in fact it is often a safer option to seal the surface, preventing release of harmful fibres, rather than removing it which involves a lot of disturbance to the Asbestos, this is recognised by the government Health & Safety Regulations. What is Asbestos Encapsulation? Asbestos Encapsulation involves applying specialist coatings to the Asbestos Containing Materials, protecting them from weathering and further age degradation, cracking, flaking or impact damage and sealing over any exposed edges that could release Asbestos fibres into the air. As the Asbestos Containing Materials is left in place, its condition must be regularly monitored for safety Benefits of Asbestos Encapsulation with SealPro ACM-REPELLO and or ACM-ASBESTOBOND: Involves minimal disturbance to the Asbestos - minimising risk. No Asbestos removal or disposal involved - lowering cost. Asbestos encapsulation is quick to apply - minimal disturbance to property occupants.

5 Makes the environment safe by removing the danger of harmful Asbestos fibres in the air eco friendly Easier than Asbestos removal in hard to access areas cost saving 100% Waterproof UV Stable long life expectancy Acid and Chemical resistant not affected by acid rain or chemical condensation. Does not sustain the growth of lichens, mildew, mosses and or fungi high density Ease of application saving on labour cost

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