Latest articles

| This paper reviews the high-temperature behavior of a selected range of silicones used for sealing and bonding in construction.
| The paper presents the results of FEM analysis as well as tests performed on double glazed units including Sikasil® IG-25 secondary sealing joints and SikaGlaze® IG-5 PIB as primary seal.
| Ground rules emerging from built case studies on adhesive selection and experimental validation.
| In this article, experimental and numerical results obtained for linear structural silicone joints between glass and stainless steel substrates, investigated separately under tensile and under shear loading, are discussed.
| This work focuses on the Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA), produced by Dow Corning.
| Dow has a strong commitment to sustainability and recently introduced the first externally PAS2060-verified carbon neutral silicones for façades.
| Eurocode-compliant, mesh-independent approach using the FEM
| UNStudio made a beautiful design for the C&A building with a lots of glass elements to connect with the buildings around.
| The present work uses non-linear material laws for FEA and exhibits the behavior of the sealant joint in various load scenarios on several projects.
| The aim of this paper is to identify and discuss challenges with the assumption that the SSG is isolated from the glass self-weight and provide a better understanding on the complexity of SSG systems.
| Thin glass offers a promising prospect for lightweight façades with reduced use of raw materials, also opening up entirely new perspectives for architectural expression.
| This paper focusses on the special glass part of the façade.
| This case study describes the façade performance of the 2nd tallest building in China, the Ping An International Finance Center (Ping An IFC), located in the city of Shenzhen.
| 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.
| The cold bending of glass in unique facades have been successfully completed in the past using structural silicone glazing (SSG) as the sole method of retention of the bending membrane.
| 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 need for higher transparency in façades has led to the development of jumbosized glass. Until now, the almost jointless appearance of large-scale glazing could only be reached with laminated safety glass.
| 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.