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Do aerosols destroy the ozone layer?
Since 1990 (following the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987), aerosol manufacturers have stopped using CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons) responsible for the degradation of the ozone layer. They also abandoned the use of HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) also implicated.
Do aerosols pollute?
Studies have shown that the contribution of aerosols to global warming can be considered negligible in relation to the amount of greenhouse gases produced by car traffic or industry in general.
With a spray can we waste?
The goal of an aerosol is to cover a large area using as little product as possible. Indeed, the active ingredient is divided into fine particles in order to be deposited evenly on the substrate to be coated.
Once empty, can the spray be thrown in the trash?
The used aerosol box is a plain packaging that enters the normal household waste stream. The cases are either metal (iron, aluminum) or glass, so they can be sorted and recycled.
Are the vapours coming out of an aerosol toxic?
Everything depends on its constitution and the smell has no link with the possible toxicity. An aerosol is composed of 3 groups of raw materials:
- solid or liquid active substances
- solvents: they solubilize active substances
- propellant gases: they "push" the active substance + solvent mixture out of the aerosol
If none of these compounds are classified as toxic or harmful, vapours (under normal conditions of use) are not harmful to health. If, on the other hand, a dangerous product is present in the aerosol in sufficient quantity to have an adverse effect on humans or the environment, the possible danger will be indicated on the packaging by one of the following pictograms.
Warning: These symbols are indicative. An aerosol labeled with this kind of symbol is not to be banned, it is simply necessary to take some precautions in order to use it in good conditions. At the sight of one of these pictograms, it is important to read the entire label that will give you more details about the exact nature of the danger and how to protect yourself.
For example, two products classified as Xi (irritant) may not represent the same hazards. One may be specified as "irritating to the eyes" and the other "irritating to the skin". A product may also be classified in one of these categories and its possible effects may occur only in the case of repeated or prolonged exposure. This will be mentioned on the label.
Where are Odif products manufactured?
Our products are all manufactured in France, in the Lyon region, in the greatest respect of European safety standards.
How to clean excess glue on the work surface?
Use the Odif DK5, manufactured to remove glue residue without leaving a greasy film.
Are Odif adhesives acid-free?
Yes, they will not damage or discolor towels, fabrics, or other materials.
Where can I buy Odif products?
We do not sell our products directly but through distributors. Our products are available in most creative leisure, sewing and embroidery shops, but also on the internet.
Odif 202 Adhesive - Is this adhesive repositionable?
Yes, as long as the support is sticky, you can reposition it at will. If the glued support has dried, use an iron to reactivate the sticky power. You can reposition your support according to your wishes.
Odif 303 Ahesive - Can it be used on polystyrene?
Yes, it is compatible with polystyrene and many other materials.
Odif 303 Adhesive - Will it turn yellow over time?
No, it is and remains invisible once fixed in place.
Odif 303 Adhesive - How to clean it easily?
On non-porous surfaces, simply rub with a cotton pad soaked in solvent or alcohol. You can also use the Odif DK5, which will completely clean your material, even on very thick porous surfaces or glue layers.
Odif 404 Adhesive - How long can I reposition my stencil?
The stencil can be repositioned at will for several months, until the surface becomes dusty.
Odif 404 Adhesive - Does the glue transfer from the stencil glued to other surfaces?
No, as with our other adhesives, Odif 404 Adhesive remains only sticky on the vaporized material.
Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive - Does it make sewing more difficult?
No, you won’t feel the slightest pull on the needle, either for hand or machine sewing.
Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive - Does it leave residue on needles or scissors?
No, the Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive was developed specifically for industrial embroidery, so it is essential that it does not clog tools.
Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive - How long will it last?
About 2 months for polyester and 4 months for mixed or natural fabrics. Sew the fabrics during this interval. The glue will disappear in the wash.
Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive - Does the glue transfer from one fabric to another?
No, spray and wait a minute before placing it on another fabric. As with our other adhesives, Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive remains only on the vaporized material.
Odif 606 Adhesive - At what temperature should I iron?
Iron on high heat (in cotton mode)
Odif 606 Adhesive - How long do I need to iron my fabric?
Time will depend on the thickness and fragility of the fabric. Iron back and forth for 30-45 seconds then check. If the glue is still white, repeat the operation until it is transparent.
For thick patches, iron on both sides.
Odif 606 Adhesive - Does the glue resist machine washing?
Yes, at 40°C maximum. For safety, use a gentle drying mode.
Odif 606 Adhesive - Should I spray the glue on both pieces of fabric?
No, spray only on the back of the smallest piece you want to stick.
Odif Protect Fabric - Will it alter the color of my fabric?
No, unlike the products offered by other brands, Odif Protect Fabric does not change the appearance of fabrics, nor does it stiffen them, which is very important for quilters.
Odif Protect Fabric - Does it protect against fading due to the sun?
Yes, it prevents fabric discoloration due to the sun but also due to flash cameras.
Odif Protect Fabric - Can it be used on all types of fabrics?
Yes, it can also be used on coats, jackets, ties, table sets or any other fabric realization.
Odif Protect Fabric - How long does the product last?
This depends on the amount of product used. To find out if the fabric is adequately protected, do the following test: place a drop of water on the fabric. If it slips, the product is still active. Otherwise, you can spray the Odif Protect Fabric again.
Odif Fabric Booster - Will the fabric remain rigid after washing?
No, the Odif Fabric Booster has been specially manufactured to completely disappear during washing, so your fabric regains all its flexibility.
Odif Fabric Booster - Does it prevent the fabric from fraying
Yes, it helps to stiffen the fabric and thus prevent it from fraying.
Odif Fabric Booster - How do I wash my fabric?
You can simply wash them in the machine or by hand.
Odif Odicoat - How do I clean the Odif Odicoat from my work surface?
If the product is not dry, use a damp cloth or towel. If it is dry, you can simply remove the Odif Odicoat layer by hand or scrape it with a squeegee.
If you inadvertently put Odicoat on your clothes, rinse them immediately before the product dries.
Odif Odicoat - How to apply it?
You can apply it with a raclette or a fine-haired brush.
Odif DK5 - Can it be used on surfaces other than metal?
Yes, it is also used on plastic, glass, stone and ceramic surfaces.
Odif Gesso - How to clean it?
- On fingers: wash hands with hot water and soap. If stains persist, use solvent or acetone.
- On clothing: at the washing machine, or at the dry cleaners if the tasks are too important.
- On work surfaces: hot water and soap.
Odif Cracked Varnish - How to remove cracked varnish residues?
The Odif Cracked Varnish is easily cleaned using simply soap and water.
Odif Cracked Varnish - On which substrates should the cracked varnish be used?
On painted supports. It works only on water-based paints.
Odif Frosted varnish - How to remove residues?
It is easily washed in hot soapy water, or in the dishwasher.
Odif Satin Varnish - On which supports can I use it?
- On many supports such as modelling clay, self-hardening pasta (Fimo)
- painted surfaces (acrylic, watercolour, pastel and other water or oil paints)
- many materials: plexiglass, wood, paper, glass, plastic and metal.