What exactly is adhesive?
Adhesive is a joining technique, such as welding, glueing or soldering.
On the two parts to be attached to each other, glue is applied that adheres to the surfaces. This is called adhesion: a strong adhesion of the adhesive layer to surfaces.
Adhesive itself must have sufficient strength to hold the connection. This is called cohesion: a strong adhesive layer. A glue can have both a natural and an artificial origin. Some modern adhesives are extremely strong and very important in modern construction and industry. There are numerous types of glue. Glues nowadays consist roughly of a base material with adhesion capacities that is liquefied by means of a solvent: acetone, petrol or water.
Where is glue used?
Adhesives are found everywhere. Glue is used in the packaging industry, construction and interior design, furniture industry, packaging and the automotive industry.
When is glue a problem?
Glue can be a problem if it is left on certain surfaces, materials or tools where it is not desired. Glue residues prevent adhesion of new materials such as new stickers, tiles or carpet and leaves an unkempt appearance.
Machines, parts, conveyor belts, chains, floors, etc can become contaminated with glue residues. Various glues contain solvents. The cleaning of adhesives with harmful volatile substances is an environmentally unfriendly and dangerous job. Rapid evaporation of these solvents creates a harmful working environment due to high concentrations in the air and can therefore contribute to ops (organo psycho syndrome or 'painter's disease'). This is an irreversible damage to the brain through the inhalation of harmful solvents.
Glue residues prevent adhesion of new materials such as new stickers, tiles or carpet and give an unkempt appearance.
Removing glue is a time-consuming activity. When the adhesive is left on a surface for a long time, it becomes difficult to remove. The degree of difficulty of this also depends on the surface (plastic, stone, car paint, glass, wood, etc). Poorly cleaned glue and peripherals can cause malfunction and production failure.
Glue residues do not benefit hygiene. A sticky substrate is a good breeding ground for fungi and bacteria.
Because every glue has special properties there is unfortunately no universal glue remover. If glue has just been applied excess glue can easily be removed. But if it is already dried or already older it becomes more difficult. It is not always possible to check which glue is involved. Glue removal is undertaken, among other things, by soaking, heating or the use of solvents. With Eco-Point's solutions you can remove all types of glue. The most common applications:
Removal of tile adhesive
The removal of glue is labor-intensive. Cured tile adhesive can often not be removed manually. Use of aggressive solvents requires caution. The vapors released are harmful to health.
Remocare is mild in smell and free from methylene chloride and aromatic hydrocarbons and consists of biodegradable ingredients. Remocare works quickly, is safe to use and approved by the Central College of Experts on Asbestos Removal, Inventory, Laboratories and Professional Competence.
Removal of carpet glue
The above also applies when removing carpet glue.
Eco-Point has succeeded in developing a powerful adhesive remover based on natural raw materials especially for cleaning glue equipment, both hot-melt and cold glue and glue-contaminated environment.
Suitable products for the removal of glue (residues)
Remocare is a fast-acting stripper, formulated from biodegradable ingredients. Specially developed to remove glue residues safely, quickly and ecologically. Due to the safe and ecological character of Remocare, the product is revolutionary and a substitute for many chemical and environmentally damaging chemicals. This product is safe for people and the environment, without compromising the quality of the biting. Remocare has been approved by the Central College of Experts on Asbestos Removal.
Meltasol Green is an industrial cleaner, specially developed for the external cleaning of glue equipment, liquid polymers, latex and dyes used in the plastics industry. Meltasol Green is a natural solvent and is biodegradable.
Remopaint can be used for the removal of synthetic and water-dilutable alhyd resin systems, chlorinated rubber paints, hybrid systems, dispersion paints, polyurethane alkyds, varnishes and decorative plasters and certain glues.
Multisol 210 is a safe, powerful cleaner for removal of various contaminations such as: adhesives, sealants, resin residues, bitumen, tar, paints and ink residues. In addition, it can be used to soften or dissolve certain plastics and waxes.