Hot melt silicone technology makes stronger windows ... FASTER!
As residential and commercial construction reaches record levels in many
parts of the world, window and door manufacturers of all sizes are looking for
new glazing technologies that will help them keep pace with demand.
A silicone hot melt sealant allows fabricators to manufacture stronger and
better-sealed windows and doors, while reducing the time and cost associated
with window and door manufacturing by as much as 33 percent.
Window glazing (affixing the window glass to the sash) is usually
accomplished with adhesive tape or liquid sealants.
Using glazing tapes does not require expensive equipment, and adhesion is
immediate, so windows can be quickly passed along to the next stage in the
glazing process. But the quality and consistency of the application depends on
the skill of the applicator, and time-consuming rework is sometimes
Liquid sealants can be applied with automated equipment and offer superior
long-term sealing performance, but they can squeeze out when the glass is
pressed into the frame, adding an extra cleanup step. More importantly, the
windows are occasionally put on hold while the sealant cures, which takes added
time and space.
Manufacturers who use the new hot melt silicone sealant get the best of both
techniques – the immediate hold of a glazing tape combined with the superior
quality and consistency of a wet sealant – without the squeeze-out and
hold-time drawbacks. Windows can go from one processing step to the next
without delays, and can be shipped as fast as they can be made.
These features reduce production time and the need for costly warehousing
space while providing a uniform, continuous sealant barrier to the outside
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