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The Future Of Graffiti Removal


For many years, the cleaning and maintenance industry has been continuously developing new and improved graffi ti removal and anti- graffi ti protection systems. Up until now, graffi ti removal has focussed on two main processes: chemical dissolution and abrasion. Product offerings have varied from harsh solvents to soft ‘eco-friendly’ solvents for the chemical processes, and from sand blasting to high pressure water systems for abrasive techniques.


But this traditional viewpoint has been turned upside down by eco- mate, with its new range of graffi ti removers and anti-graffi ti protection systems. Gone is the thought that graffi ti can only be removed by dissolving the paint (and some of the façade/surface), or by physically removing it using abrasive sand blasting techniques or high pressure water sprays.


The system is founded on patented technology developed around the principle of physical detachment – a process which keeps the lacquer intact, eliminating colour bleeding


Secrets Kept Safer With New Desk-Side Mini-Bin


Nine out of ten UK businesses have been victims of business fraud or security breaches in the past year, according to a government survey.


A survey of facilities and compliance managers, conducted by recycling bin manufacturer Leafi eld Environmental, reveals that 70% of respondents said that their organisation provides confi dential waste bins, but that only 5% are actually close to their desks.


Eight out of ten (76%) are located in shared recycling zones, even though almost half of those


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without any damage to the structure of the host façade. By using a complex blend of chemistries widely used in the cosmetics and food industries, a range of intelligent fl uids® has been developed that are biodegradable and extremely safe to use.


The eco-mate graffi ti product penetrates the paint lacquer and with its unique dynamic structure, detects the barrier between the façade and the lacquer. At this point, the bond between lacquer and substrate is broken – not by dissolving the bond, but by physically detaching the paint particles from the façade. As the system is water-based, a simple rinse with water will deactivate the solution, rendering it completely safe, pH neutral and safe for disposal into waste water streams, whilst the paint is captured in a fi lter blanket, ready for disposal.


However, as the proverb goes, prevention is better than cure. To this end, eco-mate has an anti-graffi ti system that ensures those surfaces with the eco-mate protection product applied, can remain graffi ti free. Any graffi ti attacks can simply be washed away using only warm water. Again, as with all eco-mate products, the eco- mate protection system is non-toxic, bio-degradeable and will protect surfaces for up to two years.


The eco-mate graffi ti and protection systems are suitable for all surfaces: concrete, brick, plaster, plastics, metals, varnished surfaces, glass and painted surfaces.


www.eco-mate.co.uk eco-mate


questioned (43%) agreed they would be more vigilant and more likely to use a confi dential bin if it was placed next to their desk.


The new Mini-Meridian Confi dential Bin is a new design, which comes


complete with a lockable lid, a pull along handle and wheels to make it easy to move to central recycling or document shredding zones.


www.leafi eldrecycle.com www.tomorrowscleaning.com

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