Hilton Banks has launched its HB42 All-in-One Sealant and Adhesive in 400ml Eco-Foils, removing the environmental problem of disposing of the single use plastic cartridge normally associated with this type of product.
The new HB42 All-in-One 400ml Eco-Foils produce 95% less waste than the single use tubes and users get 38% more sealant than in the 290ml plastic tube. HB42 All-in-One seals, sticks and fills, is flexible up to 230%, can be over-painted, and works in the wet. It is low in VOCs and bonds to almost anything; it is also food safe, fully curing in 24 hours.
It is estimated that over two million single use plastic cartridges are put into landfill every week in the UK – an unsustainable figure, especially when plastics can take up to 500 years to fully decompose.
A recent #TradesTalk sustainability survey has highlighted that the trade would like to see more done to eradicate waste:
*87% said sustainability and the environmental impact of construction work is an important issue for them
*97% believe the industry could be less wasteful in terms of packaging
*100% agree that product manufacturers should bring more innovative, less wasteful packaging to market
*81% would expect the cost of more sustainable packaging to be the same
*78% said they would buy foils over single use plastic sealant cartridges
“It is great to get feedback from #TradesTalk – it is encouraging to see support for tackling environmental problems such as disposing of the single use plastic cartridge,” explains Scarlet McAleese-Banks, Marketing Director for Hilton Banks.
“The move to Eco-Foils is a simple one for installers. They are very durable and the foil guns are easy-to-use and keep extremely clean throughout their use. They also take a plastic sealant cartridge so can be used with every type of sealant if required. At the end of their life, the waste left over from foils is tiny compared to the plastic tubes and the foils are much easier to dispose of.”