Don’t dehydrate this summer

The warm weather is coming, prepare to be Hydrated.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION

Most of us think of dehydration as a summer problem. The days are longer and warmer, you’re sweating more. To compensate, you hydrate yourself with THORZT and a balanced diet. What many people don’t realise, however, is that it’s just as easy to become dehydrated in the winter. THORZT is the hydration solution for the weekday worker and the weekend warrior so it doesn’t matter if you are on a construction site, the footy field, about to ski down a mountain or sitting in an office with the air conditioner on, CDA Eastland has a THORZT product for you.

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Sikaflex Pro and polyurethane sealants from CDA Eastlands

Sikaflex Pro from Sika Australia, Nitoseal PU250 from Parchem, Seal N Flex from Bostik Australia and Fulaflex 550PU LM from HB Fuller are flexible, durable, weather resistant low modulus, one part, elastomeric polyurethane joint sealants which all have excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates and in some cases don’t require priming. These products cure using the moisture in the atmosphere.

Sika Pro is easily applied using a barrel gun or caulking gun and finish off nicely. Battery powered caulking and barrel guns are available for larger applications. Sika Flex Pro, Seal and Flex, Nitoseal PU 250 and Fulaflex 550 PU are one part or component product, so no mixing or mess.

Common uses include Construction joints between concrete precast panels and slabs, external wall and cladding joints, curtain walling, sealing around windows and door frames, retaining walls, brick work and block work.
When filling an expansion joint, backing rod is normally used. The two main reasons are to get the right shape or geometry and the other is to use less product. Backing rod is split into two materials, open cell polyurethane foam and closed cell polyolefin foam. These are available in round, square and rectangular shapes. We recommend round be used.

Each supplier has a number of colours, please refer to the colour Sika, Bostik, HB Fuller and Parchem colour charts

Cleaning should be done before the product is cured. Remove the bulk of the product using a scraper and then clean the scraper with the recommended cleaner. Cleaning your hands and skin will require a different product to your tools. Sika recommend Colma Cleaner for your tools and Sikaflex hand cleaner for your skin. Parchem you should use Fosroc solvent 10 for your tools, HB Fuller recommend Toluene, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone, acetone or mineral turpentine and a cloth and Bostik recommend their handy wipes.

Pratt Spill control products now available through CDA Eastland Trade Supplies

Pratt Safety Systems products are now available through all CDA Eastland stores.

This range of products covers emergency showers and eye wash stations, dangerous goods cabinets, spill kits, gas cages and spill containment.

The emergency shower and eye wash stations are configured as combination, wall mount, pedestal units, laboratory units and portable eye wash units.

The dangerous goods cabinets are configured in Class 3 Flammables, Class 8 Corrosive Metal, Class 8 Corrosive Poly, Class 6 Toxic Substances, Class 4 Dangerous Goods, Class 5.1 Oxidizing Agent, Class 5.2 Organic Peroxide, Emergency Information Cabinets, shelves and trays.

The Pratt Safety Systems spill kits are configured in General Purpose, Hazchem, Oil and Fuel spills.

The gas cages come as assembles cages, flat pack cages and shelves.
The Spill Containment goods come as spill pallets, low profile spill decks, IBC spill pallets, outdoor hard top kits with IBC pallet, mobile dispensing and collection systems, spill trays, overpack drums and smoke stop cigarette butt cans.

The full range of Pratt Safety Systems products are to be seen at https://au.prattsafety.com/

If you are looking to order or to get further information, email sales@cdaets.com.au

Crystalline Silica Dust

Crystalline Silica Dust is said to be a bigger problem than asbestos.

What is silica dust?

Silica dust (crystalline silica) is found in some stone, rock, sand, gravel and clay. The most common form is quartz. Silica dust can also be found in the following products:
• bricks
• tiles
• concrete
• some plastic material.

When these materials are worked on, silica is released as a fine dust known as respirable crystalline silica or silica dust.
Today, all States and Territories in Australia have work health and safety laws that explain duty of care for employers and workers’ responsibilities.

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