Then came the notion of structural glazing, structural glazing. Known as one component silicones, and two-component. Some see the windows with silicone, almost as a panacea, but it's not quite true. Like everything else in this world silicone sealants have strengths and weaknesses. Knowing them, we are able to apply correctly, these sealants.

By the strong points of silicone sealants may include the following: * resistance uv * high strength characteristics, combined with elasticity, * the highest durability of the sealant. Facades, built in the 70's, are now. However, silicones are: * High cost * high rates of gaseous diffusion, in order to achieve the characteristics of a standard glass-based polysulfide we are forced to increase the layer of silicone, which leads to a significant appreciation of glass, long * sealing time (especially for one-component silicone). Complete sealing of 20-30 days. In addition, one-component silicones have limited depth of hardening, making it virtually impossible for a layer deeper than 1 cm Despite not making the case that structural glazing silicone sealants have no alternatives. The last decades of manufacturers of materials for sealing the glass attempts develop alternative technologies in the manufacture of glass. Among them are the "svigl strip, then the firm Tremco, a joint project of Henkel and Lenhard.

The idea is the aspiration to combine in one product function of sealing the package, moisture absorption, and the definition thickness. At the present stage, these efforts should not be considered fully successful if we consider them in terms of impact on the market. High cost Product and equipment for its use, linking consumers to a single manufacturer of transportation and storage of semi-finished, in our opinion outweigh the convenience of using these integrated product. What conclusions can be drawn from the above written: * For the manufacturers of glass, knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the technology sealing glass, select the appropriate technology specific to your production, not to use sealants dubious quality and unknown producers. * Consumer glazing – good enough to learn more about the production of your provider, after all, depends on the quality of your final product.

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