Foster® 32-90™ Asbestos Removal Surfactant is a specially formulated, concentrated surfactant capable of penetrating and “wetting out” all types of asbestos quickly and thoroughly. As it penetrates through the ACM, it absorbs onto the individual fibers, and through surface tension retards the release of fibers during the removal process. So effective, Asbestos Removal Surfactant wets out even the amphobiles, amosite and crocidolite, at maximum dilution ratio.
Asbestos Removal Surfactant is capable of being diluted up to a maximum of 25 parts water to 1 part surfactant. Lower dilution ratios will give faster penetration rates.
COLOR: Clear Amber
ODOR: Concentrate – Mild
Diluted – None
AVERAGE WEIGHT / U.S. GALLON (ASTM D 1475): 8.3 lbs. (.99 kg/liter)
AVERAGE METHOD: High Pressure or Low Pressure Airless Spray
DILUTION: Maximum recommended dilution ratio is 25:1, water to
COVERAGE: (Subject to the nature of the material being removed. Varies with the matrix, or substrates’ absorbency, density, and thickness.) 3.5 gallons per 100 board feet theoretical to saturate to substrate. Actual required quantities to be determined by application to the intended ACM.
SURFACE TENSION 30.5 dynes/cm Diluted 25:1 water to surfactant
WET FLAMMABILITY: No flash to boiling, 210ºF (98.9ºC)
LIMITATIONS Do not apply to surfaces below 32ºF (0ºC) or above 212ºF (100ºC).
Protect from freezing until dry.
When diluting the Foster® 32-90™ for the removal of asbestos containing materials, insure that the water and the mixing container are free of any contaminations that could in any way impair the performance of the resultant mixture or the spray equipment. Add 1 volume Foster 32-90 to 25 volumes water (1 quart per 6 gallons) and blend uniform.
Follow the procedure outlined in the E.P.A. guidance document “ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS PART 1 AND 2” available from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
APPLICATION Observe all application precautions mandated by OSHA and the EPA Guideline Documents, and adhere to all Federal, State, and Local regulations governing the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials.
Foster Asbestos Removal Surfactant can be applied with virtually any type of spray equipment on the market today since it is water-thin in consistency. Pressure settings should be set as low as possible while still achieving atomization.
Use fresh water to clean equipment.
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