| In this paper the mechanical and application properties of Sikaflex®-268, a high performance polyurethane adhesive are presented and compared to Sikasil® SG-500, a typical silicone adhesive used for structural glazing applications in facades.
| Silicone sealants have been applied for more than 40 years to structurally bond glass onto steel or aluminium frames. One of the reasons is the unique resistance to weathering in normal assembly situations.
| A case study of a glass/glass hybrid panel, developed with TU Delft, will be discussed in the context of other past and current Arup projects to demonstrate current digital design advances.
| Following a short overview outlining key design objectives, the fabrication process of an opaque composite glass panel is described in detail.
| Use of cold-bent and warped glass units in unitized curtain walling has been getting a state-of-the-art application for the last years.
| The paper discusses some essential findings of two recent research studies on the durability and service life of structural silicone glazing sealants and structures.
| Glass panes adhesively-bonded to structural profiles allow for the design of stiff, robust and transparent sandwich structures.
| During a recent project to understand the ability to use Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) via linear bonding for cable wall fittings, a unique aspect of the material indicates a potential novel method for cold bending glass.
The KLEBTECH Network – Quality Management and Damage Tolerance of Adhesive Bonding for Glass in Building Construction
| Adhesive bonding is an efficient joining process with great potential for materialefficient constructions. Today, the technology is already applied in almost all branches of industry.
| Use of cold-bent and warped glass units in unitized curtain walling is a state-of-the art application.
| This article has been first published at Glass Performance Days 26-29 June 2019 in Finland. The use of load-bearing adhesive joints in the glass structures have been in the focus of research throughout the last years.
| Since Oribay began with its Oritape production (commercial brand for its own adhesives), 92% of their customers have already chosen this alternative.
| Competitiveness, innovation and flexibility are what make Oribay a different company.
| In the façade industry, glass panes have been bonded to aluminium frames with UV-resistant silicone adhesives for 40 years with almost unchanged mechanical strength.