Dalton International Appointed Exclusive New Zealand Agent for Microgard Chemical Protective Coveralls from January 2013
The team at Dalton International is excited to announce that we have been successful in securing the distribution rights for New Zealand, for the supply of the MICROGARD® and MICROCHEM® range of protective garments and accessories.
The MICROGARD®/MICROCHEM® range is a respected and highly regarded brand in the global marketplace. Their products are renowned for technical excellence, wearer comfort, extensive range offer, consistent quality and superior performance and protection.
The MICROGARD®/MICROCHEM® range of products have been available in the New Zealand market for several years and they have rightfully established themselves as a respected and creditable brand, gaining high levels of acceptance by providing cost effective protection solutions, in a wide range of hazardous work place environments.
Dalton International has been servicing and supporting the New Zealand industrial market with an extensive range of protective products since 1998, and we are now proud to have the opportunity to represent and add such a credentialed and respected brand to our product offer. We believe the MICROGARD®/MICROCHEM® range of products will further enhance our offering in relation to the safe management of hazardous substances and will complement our other leading international brands in this area including UltraTech Spill Containment, Pratt DG Cabinets and Safety Showers and SpillFix Universal Absorbent.
Dalton International Appointed Agents For Pratt Safety Systems (August 2012)
Dalton International is pleased to announce that they have been appointed the exclusive New Zealand agent for Pratt Safety Systems. The Pratt Safety brand has been synonymous with high quality dangerous goods cabinets, emergency showers and eyewashes for over 30 years.
John Baird, Managing Director of Pratt Safety Systems said, “we’re delighted that Dalton International is going to represent us in New Zealand. We have not had an agent to support the business in New Zealand for several years, something we’re pleased to remedy with the appointment of Dalton International.”
Darryl Burn, Marketing Director at Dalton International said “Pratt Safety’s DG Cabinets and Emergency Showers are a great extension to our existing range of hazardous substance management products. By stocking the products here in New Zealand we can significantly reduce lead times as well as provide comprehensive support and advice.”
We are proud to announce that the readership of Plant Engineering magazine has chosen the UltraTech clear Drain Seal as the winner for Product of the Year!
The new Ultra-Drain Seal, Clear Model uses the same effective material found in the standard model but a clear resin allows responders to see if there are any cracks, holes, crevices, etc. that are allowing spilled liquids to get pass the Drain Seal.
We're pleased to announce that we have a new catalogue available for 2012 that can be downloaded from our website.
In order to save a few trees (and lets be honest to save a bit of money too) we've decided to create this DIGITAL CATALOGUE rather than print hundreds of paper copies that simply get lost, filed at the back of the book case or used to start the BBQ.
- Our 2012 Catalogue will always be available to download from our Home Page.
- All the images and text link through to the appropriate part of our website so you can easily find more information, see videos or download MSDS sheets etc.
- The catalogue can be downloaded and saved onto your computer, laptop, ipad, or smartphone so you can take it with you.
- And if you're really set on a printed copy you can simply print out all or some of the pages to your closest printer.
Download and have a play today. (Click here to download now)
TIP: The contents page is a great way to link directly to the section you're interested in. Simply click on the product section you want and you'll then be taken directly to the page.
**Please note that if you're using Google Chrome as your browser you may find the catalogue doesn't display properly. You can either use another browser such as Morzilla Firefox or Explorer or save the pdf to your computer and then open it**
Bacteria is all around us and has become a large focus for Stormwater for obvious reasons. Thousands of types of bacteria can be found in stormwater, but the most toxic types associated with stormwater are faecal matter contamination. This can be caused by either animal waste, or even by human waste as a result of a sewage overflow or just stormwater runoff from sites knows to contain faecal matter. Coliform bacteria, also known as E-Coli is a bacteria found in the intestines of warm blooded animals, and common in stormwater.
Campylobacteria is another dangerous bacteria that can be found in stormwater, and is a result of faecal matter from birds and livestock. Campylobacteria, another form of bacteria that can be found in stormwater is able to survive in saltwater, thus can affect fish and other sea life and seafood. Pseudomonas bacteria is one of the most abundant bacteria in urban stormwater runoff and can cause swimmer's ear. Strepticocci and staphylococci are common in the intestines of warm blooded animals and humans as well, and is not harmful unless it is exposed to skin, cuts or mucus membranes. It is very difficult to treat and also can be common in urban runoff areas.
Discharging water-soluble antimicrobials or disinfectants is not acceptable by the EPA as a solution, as they would have an adverse effect on aquatic life by contaminating the streams and surface waters they drain into. The Ultra-X-Tex Anti-Microbial, or X-Tex AM, fabric was developed by covalently bonding an antimicrobial nano-structure to its fibres that will not leach or dilute from the fabric, even after repeated washings. The patented antimicrobial can be utilized in stormwater catch basins products such as our Ultra-Drain Guard Ultimate Model, or as a custom solution based upon various applications. The X-Tex AM fabric works on microorganisms by molecular physical penetration, electrostatic attraction and electrocution. This physical, rather than chemical reaction is thus not harmful to good bacteria or other animals and sea life. The antimicrobial spectrum is specific to single cell organisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae.
For more information about X-Tex AM and how it may help you solve your stormwater bacterial problem, give Dalton International a call.
Some of you will know that for several years SureShield™ has been the name of the Breathable Laminate coveralls available from Dalton International.
Recently, we’ve been looking for a brand to cover our full range of disposable protective apparel including coveralls, sleeve covers, shoe covers, aprons, lab coats, ponchos, caps and beard covers.
After considering a range of potential brand names we’ve come to the conclusion that nothing gets across the feeling of ‘Protection’ and ‘Assured Quality’ like the name “SureShield™”. So over the coming months you will begin to see the SureShield™ brand grow to encompass all of our disposable protective apparel.
As part of the transformation we’ll also be upgrading our packaging to better represent the quality of the brand. The improved packaging not only looks more professional it also better communicates the benefits of the products as well as the technical information your customers expect to see.
With the expansion of the SureShield™ brand we’ve also updated the logo which you can see on the left.
New packaging will be upgraded over the coming year with the first product available in the new style being our range of SureShield™ coveralls:
- SureShield™ Polypropylene Coveralls
- SureShield™ SMS Coveralls
- SureShield™ Breathable Laminate Coveralls
As new packaging comes online we'll keep you informed via our monthly newsletter and website.
Dalton International will be displaying the UltraTech range of spill containment and SpillTech range of spill response products at the show this year. Come along and see the latest solutions for your business. Look out for us at stand S124.
When it comes to storing hazardous substances, having adequate secondary containment doesn’t just help you meet your HSNO requirements, it also makes good business sense. These days secondary containment has developed way beyond a simple spill pallet and now solutions are available to meet a wide range of specific needs.
One problem that many companies face is properly containing drums and IBCs stored outside. Standard spill pallets simply fill with rainwater and permanent structures with a roof and containment are often expensive to build and may require resource consent or planning approval. What’s more, once built they are difficult to scale up if the business expands and can’t be moved should the business relocate.
To overcome these problems UltraTech developed a range of Ultra-Hardtop portable containment units. Being portable, these units are ideal in a variety of situations, for example, when storage only needs to be temporary or the location of storage needs to change.
The Ultra-Hardtops are constructed from 100% polyethylene so they won’t rust or corrode. They have built in containment, extra tall head space for drum funnels and pumps and swing-out doors that allow for easy access for forklifts. Plus they’re easily secured with a standard padlock.
These products and more, will be displayed at the National Safety Show so come and see us on September 21st & 22nd.
Dalton International and Agricultural & Erosion Solutions work together to tackle phosphorus runoff.
Dalton International has teamed up with Agricultural & Erosion Solutions in a trial of PhosFilter and Soil Cells. The trial began on Friday May 27th at Telford Rural Polytechnic in Balclutha South Otago as part of the Pastoral 21 programme in association with Agresearch. The trial aims to measure the amount of phosphorous and nitrates removed from agricultural run-off.
PhosFilter is a phosphorous removal media, shown in trials overseas to remove over 95% of phosphorus from water. PhosFilter is combined with sand and can be used in a variety of ways to address phosphorous run-off issues. Once saturated with phosphorus, PhosFilter can then be spread on fields and used as a fertilizer.
Soil Cells, developed by Agricultural & Erosion Solutions, are constructed of recycled plastic that interlock to form a matrix structure used to stabilised steep banks and reduce soil erosion. The matrix also forms a stable growing bed for vegetation that further enhances slope stabilisation as well as slowing sheet flows and increasing nitrate removal.
Dalton International and Agricultural & Erosion Solutions believe the trial will show that the combined strengths of PhosFilter and Soil Cells will result in a practical solution for the treatment of farm run-off that will help our dairy industry address the significant issues of soil erosion, phosphate and nitrate run-off.
For more details on the trial click here
Have you heard about the North Pacific Gyre, more commonly called “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”? It’s the world’s largest dump and it’s floating in the North Pacific, held in place by slowing moving wind and sea currents.
There is little agreement of the exact size of the patch but one thing everyone agrees on is that it’s VERY BIG! Some have suggested it’s twice the size of Texas and 10m deep. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of tiny pieces of plastic that have photo degraded into ever smaller piece’s to form a great plastic soup.
What scientists do know is that over 80% of the plastic originates from land. Rubbish is blown into stormwater drains which makes its way to rivers then out to sea where currents carry it toward the closest gyre.
Dalton International has a wide range of stormwater products that not only stop rubbish entering stormwater but also protect drains from sediment and hydrocarbon run-off. They’re ideal for any business that has a stormwater inlet on site.
What’s more, from the 1st of July 2011 the prices on some of these products have been slashed with Drain Guards, for example, dropping 40%. To find out more have a look at our stormwater section by clicking here.
Dalton International continues to expand its range of spill response products and we are pleased to announce the launch of 5 new spill response products.
Smaller vehicle spill kits
We’ve responded to customer demand with a smaller, more compact spill kit bag for some of our most popular vehicle spill kits. The new tubular shape is just 23cm in diameter and 74cm long, making ideal for squeezing behind seats. What’s more the new bags are made of extra tough hi viz orange PVC making them extra durable. The new bags are in use with the following vehicle spill kits: SK25, SKO25, SKO50.
UNI-SAFE chemical binder
UNI-SAFE chemical binder is perfect for use on almost any liquid chemical as it will not react even with highly reactive chemicals such as nitric acid, oleum, hydrofluoric acid, chlorosulfonic acid, bromine, sulphuric acid and hydrogen peroxide. It turns liquids into a non-flowing gel that is easy to pick up. UNI-SAFE also acts as a fume barrier and emissions blocker and changes colour to indicate the pH level of the spill. UNI-SAFE is available in 500ml shaker bottle or as part of our new SpillTech Lab Kit.
Plug ‘n’ Dike
Nontoxic bentonite/polymer mix is an ideal tool to have on-hand to plug accidental leaks in containers, drums and tanks. It works with fuels, solvents, and many other chemicals and will quickly seal to even dirty and crumpled surfaces. Available in 650g tubs.
SpillFix Universal Absorbent
The ultimate eco-friendly absorbent made from 100% natural, renewable and sustainable coir peat (coconut fibre). SpillFix is naturally inert and can be used to clean up fuels (petrol, diesel, AV gas), mineral and vegetable lubricants, cutting fluids, cooking oils, solvents, water based chemicals, pesticides & herbicides, mild acids and corrosives and liquid organic waste. This versatile and effective absorbent is available in 15L and 50L bags.
Nitrile Drain Mat
Nitrile rubber drain mats are an economic way of slowing spills for going down the drains. The 1.5mm nitrile rubber is compatible with a wide range of chemical and hydrocarbon spills and can be deployed in seconds to limit the volume of a spill reaching stormwater. Available in 2 sizes, 600mm x 800mm and 1200mm x 1000mm. Nitirle drain mats make a great addition to spill kits.
Dalton International has been appointed the New Zealand agent for Plugs Safety Zip-Outs, the amazing new ear plugs that zip out from your hard hat. Zip-Outs are available in a class 3 reusable earplug or a class 4 foam plug.
The handy Zip-Out simply sticks to the inside of your hard hat so you always have your hearing protection with you when you need it. The ear plugs can be unscrewed from the Zip-Out and easily replaced.
Because it’s almost impossible to lose your ear plugs when they’re attached to your hard hat you end up changing your ear plugs less and saving money.
Check out our new Zip-Outs in the product section of the website under Personal Protective Equipment or download the Zip-Out flier HERE.
On the 8th of September 2010 the ARC Sediment Day was held at the Botanic Gardens in Manukau. The day was designed to demonstrate the best practice for erosion and sediment control and Dalton International was showing the latest controls that need to be in place for small building sites.
To see a short presentation of the small site environmental controls watch the video below or a flier of the controls can be downloaded HERE.
With outbreaks of Swine Flu you may receive phone calls from distributors or end users.
These are the responses you should give:
Q. Do you have any products to protect against /or / prevent someone from catching Swine Flu?
A. The best precaution to help prevent the spread of the flu is frequent and thorough HAND WASHING with any of our liquid, foam, or spray hand cleansers. Antibacterial products are not required, but may be used as a matter of personal preference.
Q. Can I use alcohol based hand sanitisers?
A. As a supplement to frequent and thorough hand washing, hand sanitisers can be used.
Q. What is Swine Flu?
A. Swine Flu is caused by type A influenza viruses. Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air. Germs can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk and then touches their own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.
Q. Where can I get more information?
A. For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/swineflu
Q. What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
A. First and most importantly: WASH YOUR HANDS
- Apply hand cleaner to hands.
- Wet hands with warm water and work soap into lather.
- Vigorously rub together all surfaces of lathered hands, including fingers, nails and around cuticles for at least 15 seconds. This is the most important step: the friction will help remove dirt and micro-organisms.
- Rinse hands thoroughly under running water to remove all lather.
- Dry hands thoroughly with paper towel.
Other precautions stated by the Centers for Disease Control:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Alcohol-based sanitisers may also be used as a supplement to proper hand washing.