ASFR-6 and Zipwall make a Positive Impact in RRP Market
Global Plastic Sheeting’s ASFR-6 Anti-Static, Fire Retardant 6 mil Poly Sheeting saves contractors time, money and headaches during Lead Paint Abatement. This unique film does not attract Dust & Dirt like normal poly sheeting (aka Visqueen). This feature saves significant time on RRP job sites (EPA 2010 Lead Law, Renovate, Repair, Paint). When used with the Zipwall pole and jack system to make containments, contractors can set up containments in minutes, without ever getting on a ladder! Zipwall poles are incredibly easy to use: simply clamp the plastic sheeting between the plates on top of the pole, stand the pole up until solidly against the ceiling, putting pressure on the spring loaded jack, twist the pole sections to lock in place, and pull the plastic under the bottom foot. Zipwall now offers two different versions of their product, their longstanding commercial version, and a new budget version that is significantly lower cost. Both are excellent tools for the RRP contractor, and will save tons of time and money over the life of the product. When using these products with each other, contractors present an image showing they care about the customer and their safety. This is a very professional looking containment, which impresses customers. Impressed customers tell other people, and contractors get referrals.
Plastic Sheeting is popular during dry docks and new building of ships and yachts for several reasons.
In many parts of the USA, and around the world, a huge focus on preserving our environment and our workplace is taking place. Industrial worksites, such as shipyards are getting a lot of scrutiny from authorities, who are vigilant about what happens in these facilities, as they are almost all on or very near coastal waters.
Plastic Sheeting, often in the form of Fire Retardant Heat Shrink Wrap is very popular for use in making enclosures to contain particulates within a given work area, as is often the case with a drydock. Large tarps of many kinds are also used in many cases.
On a smaller scale, many surfaces need to be protected during the building and refitting stages. The materials used for this purpose include such products as ASFR-6, DeckProtek 14 and 30, No-Adhesive Self-Adhesive (NASA) Plastics, 3-20mil, Fire Retardant Tapes, Fire Retardant Carpet Plastic, and the list goes on. Those working on the dry docks and new builds have found surface protection to be an incredible time and cost saving measure that is used on virtually every job today. Companies like Global Plastic Sheeting have worked hand in hand developing products designed to perform well in these applications, and continue to work on new and innovative solutions to save the shipyards time and money on their projects.
Most dry docks and new building requires painting and usually stripping operations. During the blasting operations to remove old paint/coatings, the areas are or should be contained. Scaffolding is often erected, and covered to contain these areas. When it is time for paint or coatings, again the areas are usually contained, unless the shipyard has paint booths. Many areas require masking during these operations, and large amounts of plastic sheeting and tape are usually used for this purpose. Much of this product today is made Fire Retardant, so the plastic sheeting would not contribute as a fuel source in the event of a fire. We highly recommend using Fire Retardant plastics for all operations around ships, especially if the ship’s fire fighting systems are disabled or not installed while work is being completed.
For more information on specialized products designed for use on, in or around ships and yachts, please contact: Global Plastic Sheeting, 760-597-9298. Ask for the Marine Division.