Identification and testing of core materials
The 3 steps on panel identification and various tips are set out in the Guide.
Reference is made to Pentane – a non-ODS blowing agent used increasingly since 2000. Pentane can be detected using ToxiVision EX with tube and probe. This is a simple hand-held portable detector available from Shawcity Ltd (01367 246 960). firstname.lastname@example.org
In cases where it is not clear whether the blowing agent was an ODS gas, small samples can be sent to laboratories for analysis – Mayer Environmental (020 8847 3637) or similar – or use Blue Castle Business Services (contact 01400 283622). For more information, see ‘Selection of fridge and shredder plants’ in ‘End of life options’.