How To Remove PU Foam with MEK Wipes

3:52pm 14/08/20

For those who are using PU and expanding foam and silicone; removing it can be quite a tricky task which can only be completed effectively with MEK wipes from Speciality Wipes.

Here we will talk about PU foam and its uses and guide you through its removal plus both silicone and expanding foam using our wipes and briefly touch on VOC emissions.

MEK Wipes Explained

MEK Wipes will reduce VOC emissions by roughly 40%, making the storage and handling of the product more manageable plus its in-use application. This type of wipe is an innovative way to use an existing cleaning agent in a safer manner.

Speciality Wipes have also developed a unique dispensing system that dispenses MEK Wipes plus it is also an UN-approved storage vessel for transport.

What is PU Foam?

PU Foam or Polyurethane foam is one component, curing with moisture in the air, expanding while curing, semi-rigid in aerosol form for installation, grouting and insulation material.

Flexible PU foams are used mainly for assembly of doors and windows, infilling applications, sound and heat insulations, waterproof barriers plus insulation against fire. PU foam also reacts quickly with moisture in the air and will expand after application. Polyurethane bonds very well to the surfaces applied because of its high adhesion power.

Your Guide to Removing Silicone and Expanding Foam

You simply take one of our wipes, which is doused in our solution and once it makes contact with the surface it will start capturing the material. You will be truly surprised at how much an initial wipe can remove when it comes to expanding foam or silicone.

When removing silicone it is best to try to capture as much as possible in your wipe and then scrub the surface to remove further residue. The beauty of our wipes is that they can be reused if you have further material to clean up and you won’t have your results compromised. The versatility of our wipes is truly stunning and ensure you will be getting value for money every time you work with Speciality Wipes.

What are VOC Emissions?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from particular solids or liquids. VOCs include a number of chemicals that could carry short or long term adverse health effects. All of these products can release organic compounds while in use and in some cases when they are stored.

Some common examples of VOCs that could be present in everyday life are benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, xylene, and 1,3-butadiene.

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If you have any questions about Speciality Wipes’ MEK Wipes, please do not hesitate to contact us today.