Chemetall helps to save sealant

During the processing of insulating glass up to 27 % and on average between 5 and 10 percent are wasted.

This astounding result followed studies by Chemetall in over 100 factories across Europe.This figure includes all amounts of sealant which do not end up in the edge seal of IG units but go to waste in one form or another.The result of this high level of wastage is not only unnecessary high costs per running metre of edge seal but also in addition avoidable excessive disposal costs. Whilst most sealant suppliers accept well-sorted sealant components, the legally required notification processes are becoming increasingly complex and costly.

"The individual assessment showed substantial potential for savings - including those which felt their wastage levels were acceptable" comments Harald Kahles who was involved in the studies

As a consequence Chemetall offers the processors of Naftotherm M82 sealant a comprehensive check of their procedures as a service. The results of the studies are converted to suggestions for improvement. Kahles: "Experience shows that after the implementation of these measures the volume of inefficiently used material is reduced."

In order to avoid bad practices creeping back in, the efficiency check is designed as a self-help program. Staff from the production is involved in the study, enabling them to monitor and progress the wastage reduction process once the Chemetall staff have withdrawn.

"We help our customers to realise true saving potentials without compromising product quality" says Gerrit Fülling, General Manager of the Chemetall Glass Division. A pre-requisite for the sustainable success of these measures is to use a quality sealant like Naftotherm M82 with consistent, reliable processing qualities.

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