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Why use Cape Gannet Technologies Coating Solutions ?

 

  • Durability and Proven Results.
  • Environmental Sustainability Qualities.
  • Short and Long Term Savings.
  • Case Studies.

 

Durability and Proven Performance

 

  • International Acclaimed Laboratory Results :

 

  • PRA – Paint Research Association (UK)
  • CETEC – Consulting Enterprises in Technology (AUS)
  • CSIRO (AUS)
  • CSIR (RSA)
  • University of New South Wales (AUS)
  • University of Pretoria (RSA)
  • SABS (RSA)
  • Thales (RSA)

 

List of Tests Conducted

 

>VOC Content                                  ISO 11890     

> Combustibility                                 BS3900:Part 1

> Density                                           ISO 2811- 1

> Flash Point                                     BS EN 456

> Volume Solids                                ISO 3251

> Non-Volatile Content                       ISO 3251

> Resistance to Humidity                   BS 3900: part 2

> Prohesion                                       ASTM85

> Resistance to Salt Spray                ISO 7253

> Resistance to Sulphur Dioxide        ISO 3231

> Artificial Weathering                              ISO 11507

> Assessment of Light Fastness        PRA in house

                                                         Method  .

> Temperature & Humidity                 PRA in House

   Exposure    .                                   Method

                                                     

> Resistance to Temperature change PRA in house

                                                         Method   

> Resistance to Water Immersion            ISO 2812-1

> Abrasion Resistance                       ISO 7784-2

> Adhesion                                        ISO 2409

> Assessment of Blistering, chalking,

   Cracking, flaking and rusting           ISO 4628 1-6

> Chip Resistance                             BS U148 P5

 

Drying …….

                                         

> Drying Time (Surface & Through)          ISO 1517                                                      

> Film Thickness                                     ISO 2808

> Flexibility                                             ISO 6860

> Gloss                                                   ISO 2813

> Hardness                                             ISO 1518

> Impact Resistance                                ISO 6271

> Permeability to Water                           ASTM D 1653

> Resistance to Liquids & Stains              ISO 2812 – 1  

> Scrub Resistance and Clean Ability       ISO 11998

> Spreading Rate                                    ISO 7254

> Slip Resistance Test                             AS/NZS 4586

 >   Thales Report (RSA)                                 

 

Comply to SABS Standards :

 

>        Condition of Container               -      Shelf Life

>        Reducibility with Water              -      85º Specular Gloss

>        Brush Application                      -      Hiding Power

>        Roller Application                      -      Scrub    Resistance

>        Recoating                                 -      Clean Ability

>        Fineness of Grind                     -      Artificial Weathering 

>        Temperature Stability/               -      Low temperature                

>            Freeze Store Stability                       Film Formation

 

Environmental Qualities

 

*   Comply to International Green Star Regulations :

 

 

PRODUCT

MAX VOC’S

Cape Gannet VOC Level

Latex primer for Galvanized iron & zincalume

60

51

Latex Undercoat

65

51

Gloss and Trim

75

38

Low Sheen

16

<1

Flat Washable

16

11

Gloss

75

38

Semi-Gloss

70

38

Flat and Low Sheen

50

<1

 

 

 

Environmental & Physical Qualities.

 

  • Cape Gannet Technologies (Pty)Ltd. Coatings are :

 

  • Lasting non-toxic breathing membranes
  • Resistance to diverse environmental conditions
  • Colorfast and odourless
  • Contains no lead or heavy metals
  • Very low VOC content – Classified as “ZERO” VOC
  • Water proofing qualities
  • Water bearing acrylic emulsions and
  • Highly penetrating.

 

Material  Safety and Data Sheet.

  • No Specific symbols are required for the use of these products
  • Is not combustible or flammable
  • Do not have specific acute, chronic or toxic effect on humans
  • Not harmful to the natural environment when released
  • Stabile when following handling and storage recommendations
  • Health hazard in Group[ 4 (minimal) – ARP 006: 1991
  • Not carcinogenic
  • Products are considered highly biodegradable
  • No known aquatic toxicity
  • None of the substances are classified by the EEC as hazardous
  • All products are listed, or exempt from listing on the TSCA

 

All data is based on the current knowledge of Cape Gannet and describes the product with reference to safety data, and is therefore not intended to guarantee certain properties.

 

Environmental Qualities.

 

  • No hazardous material is used in the manufacturing of Cape Gannet Products, i.e. from cradle to grave.

 

  • The manufacturing has minimal impacts on the environment in terms of  air, water or soil pollution.

 

  • The limited water discharge poses no bio-threats and the release of organic substances into the air is negligible.

 

  • Local manufacturing and supply minimizes the real and potential impacts of carbon releases.

 

  • Quality and durability ensures a longer life cycle thus less maintenance interventions.

 

  • Environmental and health impact during and after application is highlighted due to the low release of VOC’s and HAP’s

 

  • Overall, the non-hazardous characteristics of the product ensure virtually no risk to humanity during the usage.

 

Short and Long Term Savings :

 

Giving these lifecycle advantages of the Cape Gannet product range and proposed systems, which are substantiated with real field experiences and laboratory analysis, we believe that, if Cape Gannet products and systems are used as specified, the sustainability performance of any corporate infrastructure will remarkably improve.

 

Prof. Allan Brent

Chair Life Cycle Engineering,

University of Pretoria.

 

>    Two Oceans    Aquarium.         -     Cape Town (SA)

 

>    Prison/Police/Military

       Institutions                                  - (Australia)

 

>    Seronera Crocodile

       Farm                                       -     Hazyview (SA) 

 

>    Mabopane Prison                     -     Mabopane. (RSA)

 

>    Construction/

      Engineering Companies                  -     Pretoria (RSA).

 



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