ENVIROTACK Technical Bulletin
ENVIROTACK is a non-toxic biodegradable crosslinked
tackifier that is blended from natural guar, psyllium gum and natural
dispersal agents and mineral activators.
ENVIROTACK disperses, dissolves and thickens rapidly in water and remains in
uniform suspension under agitation. Slowly add ENVIROTACK to the tank once the
agitator blades are covered with water and run the agitator to mix the product
into solution while the tank is filling. Do not dump, as lumping may occur.
Full Hydration will take 30-45 min. When applied ENVIROTACK bonds the fibres
and other materials to form an erosion resistant mat.
HydroMulching with ENVIROTACK
ENVIROTACK can be used as a tackifier for soil stabilisation with all wood cellulose
mulch products. ENVIROTACK recommended application rates are as listed below
using mulch rates of 1500 to 2000 kg per hectare.
| Slope: Eg. 1 to 2|| |
|Flat|| 1 to 4 ||1 to 3 ||1 to 2||1 to 1|
|Kg/Hectare: ||40 ||45 ||50 ||60 ||70|
StrawMulching with ENVIROTACK
ENVIROTACK can be used as a straw tackifier with or without mulch.
When used without mulch, add 7 kg of ENVIROTACK per 1000 litres
The recommended application rate is 1 litre per
When used with mulch, add 4 kg of ENVIROTACK
with 30 - 40 kg of mulch per 1000 litres of water.
The recommended application rate is 2 litres
per sq metre
The second method is preferred because the tracer of mulch makes
the spray pattern more visible and results in a more uniform application
with matrix strength increased by the presence of fibres.
ENVIROTACK as a Dust Suppressant
ENVIROTACK can be used as a Dust Suppressant.
We recommend ENVIROTACK should be applied at a rate of 6 kg per
1000 litres of water, to cover 1000 sq metres
Envirotack is packaged in 10 or 20 kilogram woven plastic
ENVIROTACK is pH sensitive and therefore should not be batched with excessive
amounts of fertilizer or lime, as this will inhibit performance of the product.
For further information please call: AQUASEEDING RESOURCES
505 Canterbury Road VERMONT VIC 3133 Telephone 03 9874 2194 Fax
03 9872 3114
ENVIROTACK Material Safety Data Sheet
Melbourne - Victoria
a non-toxic biodegradable crosslinked tackifier that is blended
from natural guar and psyllium gum and natural dispersal agents
and mineral activators.
Hazardous Ingredients /
Dispersal Agents & Activators
Appearance and odour:
Guar -Creamy white powder with a bean like odour
Coarse powder, pale to medium buff colour,
Physical / Chemical Characteristics
Solubility in Water (% by Weight)
% volatile by volume @ 70ºF (21º
Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Similar to Flour or grain dusts
Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam,
Auto ignition Temperature (F or C): 400º F-500º F
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus
to avoid smoke.
Fire and Explosion Hazards:
Powder has the potential to form explosive
mixture with air. Avoid creating dust. Use Spark-proof motors. Keep away
from heat open flame, and sparks.
(Materials to Avoid):
Avoid contact with oxidising agents.
Avoid ignition sources and water contact.
Decomposition or By Products:
Polymerisation: Will not Occur.
Precautions for Safe Handling and Uses
be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:
ENVIROTACK becomes very slippery when wet. Sweep up dry and containerise.
Reuse if suitable or dispose of properly. Mop area with hot water to remove
final traces until no longer slippery.
ENVIROTACK is not hazardous waste. Dispose of in an approved landfill
in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. Do not dump down sewers
or drains as this may cause blockage.
to be Taken in Handling and Storage:Stable in dry form. Store in a cool dry place. Keep container
closed to avoid moisture. Properly cover container and retest after extended
storage to assure quality prior to use.
Health Hazard Data
The primary health hazard posed by this
product is thought to be due to exposure to dust.
health Hazards Signs and Symptoms of Exposure/Emergency and First-Aid Procedures:
INGESTION: Not applicable under normal use.
Dust may mechanically irritate the eyes, resulting in redness or watering.
Treat dust in eye as foreign object. Flush with water to remove dust particle.
Get medical help if irritation persists.
May cause dryness. Wash skin with soap and water. Use a suitable skin lotion.
Not known to occur.
INHALATION: Excessive concentration or dust may cause unpleasant deposit/obstruction
in the nasal passages, resulting in dry cough and runny nose. Remove to fresh
air. Get medical help if persistent irritation, severe coughing, or breathing
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure
Like any dust. ENVIROTACK may
aggravate pre existing respiratory conditions or allergies.
Health Hazards: None established.
Personal Protective Equipment
PROTECTION is recommended when using in
GLOVES: Rubber or leather
Goggles or safety glasses are recommended if the product is used in such a way
as to generate high dust levels.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: Not
applicable for product in purchased form. Outer garments may be desirable in
extremely dusty areas.
Follow good hygienic and housekeeping practices. Clean up areas where dust
settles to avoid excessive accumulation of this combustible material. Minimise
blow down or other practices that generate high airborne dust concentrates.
EXHAUST: Provide dust control measures
to remove or recover airborne dust or provide local exhaust.
(GENERAL) Use spark-proof equipment.
SPECIAL: Self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) recommended when
The information contained in this Material
Safety Data Sheet is based on the experience of occupational health and safety
professionals and comes from sources believed to be accurate or otherwise technically
correct. It is the users responsibility to determine if this information is
suitable as may be necessary. The user has the responsibility to make sure
that this sheet is the most up to date issue.
For more ENVIROTACK information
AQUASEEDING RESOURCES P/L
505 Canterbury Road
VERMONT Vic. 3133
Telephone: 03 9874 2194
Fax: 03 9872 3114