Can DeconGel be shipped by Air?

Yes

Can DeconGel be used as a protective coating and not peeled off?

DeconGel can be used as a prophylactic to provide temporary barrier protection or to seal in contaminants. Keep in mind that DeconGel is water soluble, therefore care should be taken to ensure that the coating does not come in contact with water, otherwise the dried coating could be washed off.

Can DeconGel be used to remove or encapsulate mold?

Yes. DeconGel has excellent properties to remove mold and other bio-organisms. DeconGel is formulated with basic biocides that enable it to have a 99.9% kill against common bacteria. The gel works to encapsulate mold and remove it from substrates often preventing mold from re-occurring. Surfaces can also be coated with DeconGel with the intention of leaving the gel in place to deter mold growth.

Can DeconGel penetrate into a substrate to remove contaminants?

DeconGel has special properties that “wet out” a surface allowing the gel to penetrate into contiguous pores. Often contamination is considered “fixed” when in fact the contaminants are actually “loose” but trapped within pores, unable to be removed via common decontamination techniques. DeconGel can get within these pores and remove these contaminants making it appear that DeconGel has actually penetrated the substrate.

Can DeconGel remove oil, crude oil or other petroleum products?

DeconGel is designed to encapsulate toxic industrial chemicals including petroleum based chemicals. DeconGel has been formulated for this specific need.

Can I request a free sample?

Yes, we can ship a 1 L sample within the continental U.S.  All free sample requests outside the U.S. will include shipping charges.  Contact Us

How do I dispose of DeconGel?

Dried Gel by itself is considered non-hazardous and can be disposed by traditional means.  Gel that has contaminants in it must be disposed of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

How do I use DeconGel?

DeconGel can be used directly from the container without any stirring. Simply apply as instructed, allow to completely dry, then peel.

DeconGel can be applied by brush, trowel (small hand-held or large stand-up trowel) or sprayer (sprayer and/or product may need to be modified to work).  For small surface areas a paint brush, a small trowel or a hand-held sprayer can be used. For large complex surfaces, an industrial type sprayer may be more practical. For large horizontal surfaces, either a sprayer or a stand-up trowel may be used.

When spraying DeconGel, multiple coats may be needed before peeling the gel from the surface.  The thicker the dried gel is, the easier it is to remove from the surface.

How much DeconGel do I need?

DeconGel coverage depends on the roughness of the surfaces the gel is being applied on.  Generally, the smoother the surface, the less gel you need to do the work.  As a first estimate use 30-75 sq ft per gal.

Is DeconGel corrosive to metals?

Because DeconGel is designed to bind with heavy metals such as cadmium, there is a possibility for corrosion to occur. Please consult with CBI Polymers for your specific issue and we’ll assist as best we can. For those organizations that have the capability to conduct their own testing, we recommend that you test DeconGel to ensure your satisfaction before using the product.

Is DeconGel export allowed?

Yes, DeconGel can be shipped outside of the U.S.A.  It is not restricted under International Trade in Arms Regulation (ITAR) or the Department of Commerce rules. Please check with your country import requirements before ordering DeconGel.

What is the dry time of DeconGel?

Because DeconGel is water based consideration must be given to the thickness of the gel applied.  Dry times can be increase by elevating the temperature, lowering the humidity, and increasing airflow.

What is the shelf life of DeconGel?

The shelf life varies but in general 5 years is a good estimate when storage in a climate controlled environment.

What is the smallest amount of DeconGel that I can order?

DeconGel can be ordered in one liter (1 L) bottles.

What types of contaminants does DeconGel encapsulate?

DeconGel can encapsulate most radioactive isotopes such as H-3, C-14, F-18, I-125, I-131, Tc-99, TI-201, Tritiated-Thymadine and Transuranics such as Am-241, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Cs-137, Cs-134, co-60, Mn-54, Fe-55, Ni-63, Ni-59, Sr-90 and C0-58 as well as most Toxic Industrial Chemical and Materials such as Meth lab wastes, Asbestos, PCB, Crude Oil, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Selium, Silver, Zinc, and Molybdenum, just to name a few.