October 1, 2018 - Building & Construction

5 Advantages to Using Modified Silicone Backbedding Sealants

As window and door demand rises, you’re likely looking for ways to improve processes. Fortunately, modified silicone backbedding sealants can help you more easily meet high output demands, offering the following advantages over other options:

#1 – Faster Green Strength

Before a sealant can offer full performance capabilities, it must first achieve its green strength. For some sealants, it can take a while, which hinders productivity. This is because they are a two-part system and must first be heated and mixed before being applied.

Modified silicone backbedding sealants, however, are a one-part system. They do not require being heated or mixed. Therefore, they reach full green strength faster than other options on the market. This reduces production time and simplifies processes.

modified silicone backbedding sealants#2 – Increased Safety and Ease of Use

Ambient-applied, modified silicone backbedding sealants don’t need to be heated before application. This means increased safety for manufacturers and less equipment needed. Additionally, by being applied at room temperature, they offer increased usability and consistent application.

#3 – Enhanced Flexibility in Environmental Conditions

Furthermore, modified silicone backbedding sealants can be applied in different manufacturing environments. For example, if applied in a dry environment, moisture can be added to help with the curing process.

#4 – Improved Long Term Durability

They also offer greater UV and environmental resistance when compared to other options. Modified silicone sealants not dry out or crack; they also superior weatherability and tensile strength. As a result, these sealants provide improved long-term durability to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

backbedding sealants#5 – Increased Compatibility

As an Arkema company, Bostik’s modified silicone backbedding sealants are compatible with Arkema’s range of window and door materials. This helps expedite manufacturers’ development process, given that these sealants are formulated for compatibility and ease of use with these systems. Additionally, they are available in a range of performance grades compatible with many commonly used window and door materials. Therefore, they offer manufacturers reassurance that a product will meet their needs the first time and every time.

For more information on Bostik’s modified silicone backbedding sealants and the advantages they can bring your manufacturing processes, contact us today.

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