In this investment, Ransom & Randolph® partners their Ultra-Vest® casting investment with their groundbreaking BANDUST™ technology to produce this Ultra-Vest® investment. The addition of BANDUST significantly reduces the quantities of respirable quartz and cristobalite released into the working environment, helping to reduce the safety hazards intrinsic to working with these materials. The unique manufacturing process developed by R&R binds far more of the typically respirable particles to the dry investment powder so that they do not become airborne during the measuring and mixing tasks. Based on third-party industrial test results, BANDUST reduces total respirable dust by up to 97% compared to standard R&R jewelry investments and by as much as 99% compared to other jewelry investments. Casters using BANDUST products report "noticeably less dust overall during the investing process with the added benefit of improved housekeeping overall" with no reduction in their casting quality or the excellent final casting results they count on from R&R investment products—and without any change to their processes. All-purpose Ransom & Randolph® UltraVest® investment produces smoother surfaces than other investment products, with a clean quench and trouble-free clean-up. Considered by many casting professionals to be the most process-friendly and easy-to-handle investment products on the market today. Ideal for all non-ferrous metals. Patent pending.
• BANDUST reduces, but DOES NOT ELIMINATE, the hazards related to working with casting investment.
• This product contains a blend of crystalline silica. Prolonged inhalation of this product may be harmful. IARC reports that there is sufficient evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of inhaled crystalline silica in forms of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources. Symptoms may not appear until permanent lung damage has occurred. Persons who use this product should have periodic physical examinations for silica exposure. Work areas should be periodically tested to determine the amount of airborne crystalline silica compared to OSHA and MSHA accepted standards. ALWAYS wear NIOSH-approved breathing protection for crystalline silica dust when working with product or when possible exposure to product dust exists. Users must comply with all applicable health and safety regulations relating to the safe handling of crystalline silica. See MSDS for information.