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February 24, 2017 - Building & Construction

Construction Adhesives to See New Heights

As the construction market evolves, contractors are starting to consider and use composites and adhesives for skyscrapers.

In other industries, composites and adhesives already are a go-to option for product manufacturing. Yet for skyscrapers, the combination is a relatively new consideration. Let’s take a look at what this new potential trend could mean.

Using Composites and Adhesives in Skyscraper Construction

Composites are non-metallic structures such as carbon fiber, fiberglass panels and other structural plastics. These structures can significantly reduce building weight without compromising durability. Other benefits include:

  • Design versatility
  • Cost savings
  • Increased strength

Adhesives are then used to bond these structures together, alleviating the need for nuts, bolts and screws. They also offer a much stronger bond, especially when standing up to sheer forces. Furthermore, adhesives provide:

  • Consistent, uniform coverage
  • Weatherability
  • Flexibility

skyscraper construction

Using composites and adhesives together also can help a building fare better when it expands and contracts and aids in assembly ease.

This combination could also change how buildings hold up in natural disasters. For example, lighter weight buildings would not sway during a hurricane.

Potential Trend to Come

Yet since using composites and adhesives in skyscraper construction is a new consideration, further testing will need to be conducted prior to implementing it into building regulations. However, the possibility and potential is important for contractors to note.

Bostik manufactures leading construction adhesives that offer:

  • Best in-class-warranty
  • Adhesion to Kynar resin-based coatings

For more information on our products, call 800-7-BOSTIK.

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