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- GG 10 Basic cleaner, solvent-free, not labelled.
- GG 90 Basic cleaner, corrosive, contains solvent, contains skin-resorptive substances.
- GD Disinfecting cleaners
- GE Emulsions/Dispersions
- GF Facade cleaners
- GG Basic cleaners
- GGL Glass cleaners
- GH Wood and stone care products
- GR Pipe cleaners
- GS Sanitary cleaners
- GT Carpet cleaners
- GU Abrasive products/Washing-up liquides/Daily routine cleaners
The Global Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is a worldwide initiative for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. The system defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS). The primary objective of GHS is better protection of human health and the environment by providing chemical users and handlers with consistent information on chemical hazards. Standard elements include symbols or hazard pictograms that communicate hazard information, signal words such as “danger” and “warning”, and standardized hazard statements that are used on product labels and safety data sheets (SDS).
GISCODEs/product codes were developed by the construction industry employer's liability insurance association within the framework of its hazardous substances information system GISBAU. The aim is to group together products with comparable levels of hazard to health and therefore similar requirements in terms of protective measures and regulations for use. As a result, the extensive range of chemical products is reduced to a few product groups. The codes themselves, given on the manufacturer's information (safety data sheets, technical data sheets) and on container labels, are used to clearly allocate the product in question to a single product group. Within the individual product groups, additional numbers are used to differentiate the level of risk: the higher the number, the more hazardous the product, e.g.:
In general, cleaning products which are less hazardous to health are also less damaging to the environment. In this sense, the GISCODE is also suitable as a simple criteria for estimating the environmental impact of a product.
In the area of cleaning and care products, GISCODES exist for the following product groups:
Further information is available on the following website: www.gisbau.de
Glass is a forgiving surface. It may be cleaned with a variety of cleaning agents, since it is equally resistant to acids and alkalis. However, abrasive products are to be avoided – they would cause scratches. When cleaning glass, and of course window glass in particular, it is important to avoid streaks and to prevent the glass from quickly becoming dirty again. That is why alcohol-based cleaners are used. Alcohol evaporates rapidly; the glass surface dries quickly and squeegees glide across more smoothly. Special additives generate a pearling effect, which prevents the panel from quickly becoming dirty again.
Grease-dissolving power is a group of organic-chemical solvent agents (degreasers) – often compounds – that effectively remove grease and greasy oils (acylglycerines, esters of glycerine).