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. Modern architecture now calls for slimmer, filigree metal frame work and bigger glass panels in complex free-form constructions. This challenges the application limits of existing adhesive products.
High Strength Glass Bonding

There are very recent developments of silicone adhesives with unseen mechanical strength, and they will have an impact on traditional structural glazing façade constructions plus there will be benefits for other glass bonding applications.

Window Technology - Quo Vadis?
High strength glass bonding

High strength glass bonding from the automotive industry combined with long-term bonding experience in façade constructions will revolutionize window design and production.