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New Diisocyanate Regulations – Training Update

As of 24 August 2023, training is required for professional and industrial users of polyurethane adhesives and sealant products within the EU and UK. A PU Training platform is now live and in use.

26 April 2022

GB Poison Centre Notifications – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Poison Centre Notifications (PCNs) for Great Britain will remain voluntary via submitting the products Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) until further notice.

18 March 2022

Importance of adhesive coverage rates

Adhesive coverage rates are provided to ensure optimum product performance. Applying too much or too little adhesive may affect performance and can compromise the whole roofing system. Here Darrell Tibbins, Director of Technical, explains more.

23 February 2022

Roofing Adhesive Winter Tips

In winter months and colder weather, it is essential to understand how temperature can influence the performance of roofing adhesive products. Here we offer cold weather advice for maintaining optimum product performance.

19 October 2021

A Guide to Waste Container Disposal

The disposal of packaging after use appears to cause confusion amongst contractors. Many do not know how to correctly classify their waste. Empty containers should be classified as hazardous waste unless it contains no trace of hazardous substances.

06 October 2021

What is an adhesive’s shelf life?

The shelf-life of an adhesive is the length of time from the date of manufacture for which it remains fit for use and will still behave according to the technical data sheet. It is the time it can be stored without any changes to its properties.

24 August 2021

Roofing Adhesive - Summer Tips

With warmer weather in summer months, it is essential that contractors know how temperature can influence the performance of roofing adhesive products. Here we give our summer tips to ensure you can continue to get the most out of your products.

18 August 2021

The importance of adhesive bond consolidation

Roofing contact adhesives, where the adhesive is applied to both surfaces being bonded, provide many benefits including high initial strength and strong weatherproof bonds, provided it has been consolidated.

09 August 2021

New Diisocyanate Regulations

New REACH labelling and training regulations are to be introduced for Diisocyanates. Here James Follows, Compliance Manager, explains what Diisocyanates are, where they are used and what the regulations mean.

02 July 2021

UK REACH & the Roofing Industry

James Follows, Compliance Manager at Apollo Roofing, explains what REACH is and what it means for the roofing industry, especially following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

18 May 2021

Adhesive Drying & Curing - What's the difference

‘Drying’ and ‘Curing’ are two words that we regularly see people confuse when referring to the use of roofing adhesives. From a chemistry point of view, the two have very different meanings.

08 February 2021

Why can adhesives thicken in winter?

In colder temperatures, there can be noticeable changes in the flow properties of adhesives. The product’s viscosity will increase making it more difficult to apply.

25 January 2021

UFI Codes and Product Packaging

All packaging must contain a UFI number, a 16-character code which will be used by poison centres for emergency health response purposes in case of incidents involving the product. Here we explain the legislation and what you need to do.

14 January 2021

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