Asbestos was frequently used in household products and in building construction for years due to its high fire resistance and insulation properties, its popularity peaking in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. This was despite the known health problems that were caused by exposure to the natural material, being most commonly used as insulation or in paint products for its desirable properties.
As time has progressed more information about the dangers of asbestos has come to light, most prominently that any exposure to asbestos or products including asbestos comes with risk. Any level of exposure carries with it the potential to contract Mesothelioma, an incurable lung disease, as well as asbestosis and numerous forms of cancer.
Despite that, evidence of asbestos is still found today, as aging projects are renovated and restored uncovering past decisions. When it was used, asbestos typically only comprised 5-10 per cent of asbestos paints, and yet this was still a potentially lethal figure.
Both Peel Away 1 and Peel Away 8 were developed with this in mind, in order to make it both easier and safer to remove asbestos paint. Most recently, this process was undertaken on a large refurbishing project in Auckland New Zealand, where a large block of residential units was discovered to have asbestos paint over all of the balconies and on rendered sections of the building. Peel Away 8 was used to remove all traces of the asbestos paint due to its suitability for use on virtually any surface, using an airless spray machine for efficiency. The site itself was contained throughout the stripping process and has since been certified to be asbestos-free.
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