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In the following you will find in chronological order a number of technical articles which were current at the time of their publication.


Potentially asbestos-containing filling compound

September 2017

Determination of asbestos in plasters, fillers and tile adhesives - New guideline VDI 3866, sheet 5:2017-06 contradictory

Inconsistent requirements of the new VDI 3866, Sheet 5 of June 2017 on sample preparation and analysis of asbestos samples complicate the work in the asbestos laboratory when testing plasters, fillers and tile adhesives with asbestos contents < 1 mass percent.
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Information about HBCD

October 2016

Information about HBCD

Insulating materials made of polystyrene (styrofoam) with more than 1000 ppm HBCD have been considered hazardous waste in Germany since 30.9.2016 in accordance with the POP Ordinance and the Waste Catalogue Ordinance, AVV.
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Asbestos in road surfaces

November 2012

Asbestos in road surfaces

Road surfaces (asphalt) are a problem that has been known for a long time and has not been taken into account by the public or by legislation for just as long.
These consist of a mixture of bitumen binder and natural stone chippings. Basic, magmatic rocks such as basalt, diabase or gabbro are frequently used for the highly stressed surface course in particular ...
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News

Dec 21, 2023

Review: Berlin Builders Day 2023

At the end of November, CRB took part in the 2nd Builders Day in the old Hubertusbad in Berlin-Lichtenberg. The central topics of the event were the current challenges facing the construction industry in terms of the circular economy and the ecological construction and heating revolution. ... read more

Dec 13, 2023

Follow-up report: Forum Asbest 2023

In November, representatives of the asbestos industry met again at Haus der Technik in Essen. Of course, CRB could not miss the 32nd Forum on Asbestos and Other Hazardous Substances in Technical Facilities and Buildings. We were on site with our own information stand, exchanged ideas with other experts, and listened to the exciting presentations. ... read more

Sep 1, 2023

Underestimated exposure to asbestos: Many do-it-yourselfers unknowingly put themselves at risk

"Warning of 'asbestos wave': 9.4 million homes in Germany are 'asbestos traps' when renovated" - this was the title of a press release recently published by the Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (IG BAU), an industrial trade union, launching an information offensive on the subject of asbestos. We welcome the broad thrust of the IG BAU and the current great public attention for the topic of asbestos and would like to make a few, from our point of view, important additions to the current reporting. ... read more