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Status of insulating glass sealants in the United States

Title: Status of insulating glass sealants in the United States
Author(s): J. R. Panek
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Building Joint Sealants
Editor(s): A.T. Wolf
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 235158015X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 1998
Pages: 169 - 175
Total Pages: 7
Nb references: 1
Language: English

Abstract: The increasing cost of energy has emphasised the need for insulation and insulating glass in the last 15 years. The high rise buildings require high performance units where cost is no object both in the north from the cold and the south from the heat.
Long term performance is desired at low replacement cost. Here butyl/silicone give the optimum performance. However, this area only comprises about 33% of the total market, while the remainder goes into housing and replacement units on housing.
This area is dominated by polysulphide at about 45% of this market with hot melt butyl, polyurethane, and others competing for this market. The total market in 1986 was about 47 million lbs of sealant. Permapol which is a sealant system based on a mercaptane terminated urethane and Swiggle strip which is a patented all inclusive spacer-desiccant-butyl strip are more recent systems in this market area.

Online publication: 2003-05-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158015X.013

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