What is ECO?

UltraCrete Instaband ECO® boasts a number of high performance qualities, however the environmental credential of this HAPAS approved thermoplastic overbanding is what really sets it apart from anything else available on the market.

One of the largest components of any overbanding tape is the binder material that holds each of the elements together. More often than not, binder is manufactured from natural sources that cannot be replenished – an issue we should all be concerned about. Instaband ECO® is different! More than 70% of its binder material is made from renewable sources, helping to lessen the pressure on the country’s natural reserves.

Manufacturing using 100% recycled glass particles to help deliver an impressive Skid Resistance Value (SRV) of 60, UltraCrete Instaband ECO® is also phthalate free. This dangerous chemical has received huge press coverage over recent months after researchers linked phthalates to asthma, obesity, Type II Diabetes and even some forms of cancer – a worrying thought for anyone who regularly comes in to contact with the chemical.

What’s more, all coloured pigments used in UltraCrete Instaband ECO® are 100% organic.

It goes without saying that the environmental credentials of Instaband ECO are significant, but let’s not forget the high performance qualities this thermoplastic overbanding can also provide.

HAPAS Approved sine 2012, UltraCrete Instaband ECO® has been designed for the application to asphalt roads to prevent water ingress and progressive fretting, helping to prolong the life of your repair by eliminating two major causes of failed reinstatements.

Open to traffic in just 10 minutes, keeping costly traffic management and disruption to motorists to a minimum, Instaband ECO® can be cut to your exact requirements, eliminating waste.

Can your current provider do the same?

For further information on Instaband ECO® and the other materials in UltraCrete’s trusted and proven highway maintenance range, please contact their team of experts by email or by calling 01827 254402.

 

 

Source: TheGuardian.com