We make it safe, in the safest way.

AGUA JAPAN CO., LTD. - 3F, Shimbashi TS Building - 1-22-5, Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan - +81(3)3504-1965 - aguamail - 日本語/JAPANESE

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ASBESTOS-RELATED PRODUCTS

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KEY FEATURES

Safe, reliable and easy to handle. That's what makes AGUA's asbestos encapsulant products unique.

  • Non-flammable, made with inorganic and non-combustible ingredients.
  • Odorless and VOC free : low impact on workers, passersby and nearby residents.
  • Prevents scattering effectively through chemical reactions and lasts for a long time.
  • Safe and environment friendly, containing no toxic substances.
  • Workers friendly : premixed, good permeability without dripping.

※ The specifications vary depending on products. Please refer to the product line-up section for details.

  • Before and After Comparison [1] (phase contrast microscopy)

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  • Before and After Comparison [2] (analysis of variance)

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  • Fire Performance Test

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SOLUTION FROM THE OCEAN

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Asbestos disposal has become a major social issue, with health hazards in various facilities and factories being reported. And, asbestos is not only a problem for buildings on land.

In fact, a large amount of asbestos was also used in ships sailing at sea, and the health of crew members and shipyard/demolition workers has been a major international issue since the 1970's. However, it was difficult, if not impossible, to replace all of the asbestos used onboard, and the enclosed space placed significant limitations on the chemicals that could be used.

How can we encapsulate asbestos without damaging its inherent functionality (fire protection, insulation and chemical resistance) and without endangering the people's health by scattering ? How can we work on asbestos safely and reliably in a closed space ?

The AGUA asbestos encapsulants were developed under a research and development grant from the Japan Foundation (Ocean Policy Research Foundation) in 2006 and 2007 to respond to these requirements. Ensuring a high level of safety and workability was a prerequisite from the very beginning.

USED & PROVED AT FUKUSHIMA

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In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a nightmarish explosion at the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant occurred in March, 2011. Immediately after the accident, one of the main focuses was to prevent the scattering of radioactive dust from the damaged buildings - without causing unforeseen/undesirable secondary disaster by any means.

What was then needed was an anti-scattering agent that was real, non-flammable, durable and with low reaction with chemicals and seawater, and AGUA-A3000 was chosen. The continuous spraying of AGUA-A3000 helped to control the damage.

(It was specially formulated in an ivory color to show the areas where it was sprayed.)

PRODUCT LINE-UP

Since the launch of AGUA-A3000 in 2010, AGUA asbestos-related agents have been widely used throughout Japan. Currently, we offer 4 products for asbestos abatement works. Select the best product for your application.

AGUA asbestos-related product series is registered in the NETIS (New Technology Information System) operated by the Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as "water-based, inorganic asbestos dispersal prevention agents", with the registration number : KT-120122-A.

 
WETTING AGENT FOR YOUR ASBESTOS REMOVAL

AGUA-A2000

Wetting agent to be used before asbestos removal works, which penetrates in asbestos containing materials and improves the coalescence of the fibers. AGUA-A2000 can be used as lockdown encapsulant after the removal as well.

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  • AGUA-A2000 Product Details
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    Specifications

    Color
    Off White
    Package
    16kg
    Main Ingredient
    Metal Silicate
    pH
    11±0.5
    Viscosity(mPa・s)
    3.5±1
    Specific Gravity
    1.04±0.05
    Formaldehyde Rating (JIS)
    F☆☆☆☆ (#1207003)
 
WHITE LOCKDOWN FOR YOUR ASBESTOS REMOVAL

AGUA-HAC1

Post-removal lockdown sealer in white color, preventing the scattering of asbestos fibers and dust after the removal works. It can also be applied to protective covering or steel construction. As finishing coat, AGUA-HAC1 is an excellent partner of AGUA-A series products.

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  • AGUA-HAC1 Product Details
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    Specifications

    Color
    White
    Package
    16kg
    Main Ingredient
    Acrylic Emulsion Resin
    pH
    9.5±0.5
    Viscosity(mPa・s)
    5500±1500
    Specific Gravity
    1.20±0.05
    Formaldehyde Rating (JIS)
    F☆☆☆☆ (#1207002)
 
PENETRATING TYPE ENCAPSULANT

AGUA-A3000

AGUA-A3000 is a penetrating type asbestos encapsulant, which can be used for asbestos containment, removal and anti-scattering. Combined with ease of handling, this product provides excellent performance in a wide range of sites.

The high level of safety of this water-based and VOC-free product has been proven by its use in preventing the scattering of radioactive materials at the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011.

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  • AGUA-A3000 Product Details
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    Specifications

    Color
    Semi-Clear
    Package
    18kg
    Main Ingredient
    Metal Silicate
    pH
    11±0.5
    Viscosity(mPa・s)
    3.5±1
    Specific Gravity
    1.13±0.05
    Formaldehyde Rating (JIS)
    F☆☆☆☆ (1207004)
    Government Certification
    for Asbestos Anti-scattering Agent
    Yes (MAEN-0039)
    Government Certification
    for Non-flammable Construction Material
    Yes (NM-3390)
 
BRIDGING TYPE ENCAPSULANT

AGUA-A5000

AGUA-A5000 is a high-viscosity bridging type asbestos encapsulant which effectively prevents asbestos fibers from becoming airborne. Like other AGUA-A products, it is premixed, water-based, VOC free, non-flammable and easy to handle.

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  • AGUA-A5000 Product Details
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    Specifications

    Color
    White
    Package
    16kg
    Main Ingredient
    Metal Silicate
    pH
    11±0.5
    Viscosity(mPa・s)
    710±100
    Specific Gravity
    1.15±0.05
    Formaldehyde Rating (JIS)
    F☆☆☆☆ (#1207005)
    Government Certification
    for Asbestos Anti-scattering Agent
    Yes (MAEN-0043)
    Government Certification
    for Non-flammable Construction Material
    Yes (NM-3390)