Neil Munro & Ian Stone: Asbestos Experts

PVA as an encapsulant for asbestos – yay or nay?

PVA as an encapsulant for asbestos – yay or nay?

In this episode Neil and Ian discuss is PVA a suitable material to use as an encapsulant? What is PVA? Polyvinyl Acetate - best known as wood glue, white glue, carpenter's glue, school glue. A number of microorganisms can degrade polyvinyl acetate. Most commonly, damage is caused by filamentous fungi—however algae, yeasts, lichens, and bacteria can also degrade polyvinyl acetate. Find out the reasons why they don’t recommend it’s use as an encapsulant.

Duration: 10 min

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