Nails Magazine

MAR 2015

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MARCH 2015 | NAILS MAGAZINE | 155 How to Throw Products Away Many manufacturers advise techs to follow "local, state, and federal regulations." At www.earth911.org, you should be able to fnd a number to call for the waste disposal facility in your area. Be sure to let them know you have business waste, which is handled diferently from household waste. Pro Tip: Throw all of your bottles into a large container and take them to the waste facility all at once — instead of making a trip every time you're ready to get rid of a single bottle. Optimal storage conditions: Average shelf life: Store glue in an area that will not exceed 120° F. Keep away from products that may puncture the tube or container. Most manufacturers recommend glue be used within a year. Avoid direct sunlight or excessive heat. Store oil in dark glass instead of in plastic containers. Oil can go rancid or begin to lose its aromatic properties within approximately six months to a year, depending on the oil. Do not store product near open fame or excessive heat. Keep in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. If unopened and stored properly, disinfectant can maintain efectiveness for 10+ years. Once the container has been opened, the product may begin to evaporate. Store in a cool, dry area, out of direct sunlight. Nail polish will last indefnitely, but if it's been sitting around awhile, you'll need to give it a good shake to get it back into prime condition. Once it's been opened, it eventually begins to thicken because of its exposure to air. Store out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry environment. Moisturizers that are unopened can last up to three or four years, though they won't last that long if they're exposed to sunlight (such as sitting in a store-front window). Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from open fames or any source of ignition. Flashpoint can be as low as mid- 50° F. Keep it in a well-marked container with the top tightly sealed. Don't store primer in areas where temperatures will rise to over 100° F. Primer has an indefnite shelf life if it's stored properly. Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. If unopened and stored properly, two years. Store in cool, dry area out of direct sunlight and away from intense heat. Exposure to heat and sunlight could initiate the photo activity of the product, causing it to begin to cure. Could last up to 10 years if it's stored properly in its sealed container.

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