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"Subodh Das has wealth of experience, particularly in the field of Aluminum, has worked on various assignments in the field of aluminum, sustainability, and environment."

Sachin Satpute
Director
Novelis- Korea


"Subodh is extremely knowledgeable about his space and added tremendous value to an aluminum-related transaction we executed at Houlihan Lokey in 2009. Our metals practice would definitely consider hiring Subodh again for diligence support, operations analysis, industry overviews or other expert assistance within the aluminum and light metals industries."

Michael Jenny
Executive Vice President
Houlihan Lokey


"I have known Subodh for several years as he has made several presentations at Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market conferences including events in Chicago, Detroit, and Vienna. He will also be speaking at our International Aluminium Conference in Bahrain. With many years of experience in diverse roles within the global aluminum industry, Subodh is knowledgeable in the several areas of the aluminum process."

Raju Daswani
Managing Director
Metal Bulletin


"SUBODH developed a creative approach to solve the nation's dependence on foreign oil and brought together a group of Fortune 500 CEOs to implement a successful technology advancement effort in the Aluminum production industry. SUBODH brings a rare combination of charisma and deep technical acumen to the field of energy efficiency and technology development. I would partner with SUBODH any time. He is a dynamo!! When I partnered with SUBODH, I was the Department of Energy official leading the nation's efforts to reduce industrial energy consumption by 25%. SUBODH was the major reason that we achieved our goals in the Aluminum industry."

Buddy Garland
Program Manager
US Department of Energy


"Subodh was a driving force behind the Sloan Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry at the University of Kentucky. It was a great pleasure to partner with him on the development of the grant and get the Center off the ground. He has enormous energy and a true passion for his work, is knowledgeable, and exhibited great devotion to his employees. He is a doer and I would gladly work with him again on any project."

Paul Jarley
Dean College of Business
University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Article provided by: Safe Asbestos Removal Canada

Asbestos Roofing Felt

In most homes in North America, there is a protective layer between the roof deck and the roof's shingles. This protective layer is commonly referred to as felt paper, felt underlayment, tar paper, and roll roofing. To be sure; all are the same. For several decades, it was a standard practice to utilize roofing felt for waterproofing purposes. In some areas, roofing felt was required by building codes.

There is no denying that roofing felt plays an important role in protecting roofs from water and moisture damage. Indeed, when roofs are waterproofed, and the materials have room to breathe, the roof stays in better shape for much longer. The problem with roofing felt is that, between the 1940s and 1980s, asbestos was used in roofing felt. Now, as these older materials deteriorate, they are becoming major health risks for home occupants across Canada. But as you will see, home occupants aren't the only ones in danger. But first, why was asbestos so widely used in homes for so many years?

Why is there Asbestos in Roofing Felt?

Comprised of chrysotile asbestos; roofing felt sheets were made on traditional papermaking machines and coated with heavy tar. Why did they add asbestos to felt paper? Because asbestos is a very stable product, and it prevents roofs from rotting. Asbestos also gave the roofing felt the ability to expand and contract with the natural movements of the structures that they are used on without cracking. When you factor in that asbestos is incredibly heat, fire, and moisture resistant, there is no wonder why so much asbestos roofing felt was used for so long.

Asbestos in Roofing Felt is Dangerous to Construction Workers

The good news for home occupants is that the asbestos in roofing felt is bound in the paper by its tar or asphalt coating. Still, asbestos fibers can easily be discharged from the felt during the installation process, as felt paper is often cut to conform to the surfaces they cover. Therefore, asbestos is a danger not only to individuals who occupy homes, but it is also a danger to the contractors and roofers who have installed it. Additionally, professionals who tear up these old built out roofs containing asbestos roofing felt are exposed as well.

Lung disease, cancer, and mesothelioma are common among individuals who have been exposed to asbestos. The frustrating part about asbestos is that it's a slow killer, usually killing those who have been exposed to it prematurely but decades later.

Call Asbestos Environmental of Canada for Safe and Fast Asbestos Removal

If your home's roof contains asbestos roofing felt, contact Asbestos Environmental of Canada. We have the knowledge, tools, equipment, processes, and experience to remove asbestos from any part of any home safely. Call us today for an in-home consultation. We'll evaluate your roofing felt and determine if it has asbestos in it and give you a proposal for what it will cost to remove it safely.

Safe Asbestos Removal Canada
416-985-5025
21 Holland Street West, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A8

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