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What is dust control?

So you're working in a dusty environment and know you need make the area safe to work in. Not just for you but for your team and your clients. This is known as dust control, but what do you need and what is the best way to do it? 

Which masking tape to use?

So you want to know which masking tape to use? We're assuming that you are doing some form of painting and want a nice professional finish. It might be decorating, DIY or car bodywork spraying. To establish which one you need we first need to explain the difference between the products on the market currently.

[Infographic] Your simple 2 minute guide to safety gloves

When it comes to safety, the gloves you choose is an important decision. Glove technology has moved on quickly over recent years and there is more choice than ever. Which level of cut resistance do I need? what is cut resistance? That is why we have created our 2 minute guide to safety gloves. It is a simple infographic that shows the different properties for work gloves.

Thermal pastes: The what, how and why.

What is thermal paste?

Thermal pastes are known by many names, thermal grease, thermal compound and CPU grease to name a few. All of these are essentially the same thing, they are all substances that are used to promote better heat conduction between two surfaces. They are commonly used in computers and electronic equipment between microprocessors and a heatsinks.

Why you should be using a good quality hydraulic oil

A simple Google search of "hydraulic oil" will return an array of oils and fluids from all different manufacturers. So, which one do you choose? Your initial thoughts may be along the lines of "I just need something to put in that will do the job".

This may be the case but never has the phrase 'buy cheap, buy twice' been so true, in fact maybe the right phrase is 'buy cheap, replace twice as often and replace your machine parts twice as quick'. Basic hydraulic fluid will of course do the job, for a limited amount of time. But what does a good quality hydraulic oil do? 

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The Univar blog has been created to provide a platform to put our technical articles and news updates that help you to stay informed and up to date.

The blog features technical articles about how to use products, advice for doing tasks and guest articles from industry experts and brands.

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