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Dow Corning’s New Panel Bonding System Gets BBA Certification

Published on 2016-08-02. Author : SpecialChem

Dow Corning’s New Panel Bonding System Gets BBA Certification
Dow Corning’s New Panel Bonding System
Gets BBA Certification

Dow Corning® PanelFix is a complete system of fixation for elastic bonding of ventilated façade panels. Comprising Dow Corning® 896 PanelFix Silicone Adhesive, Dow Corning® PanelFix Tape and Dow Corning Primers and Cleaners, it is currently the only silicone-based adhesive system assessed and awarded technical approval by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for bonding rainscreen cladding panels both in factory and on-site. Applicators will appreciate its time saving features including easy surface preparation and extrusion of the adhesive, fast handling, excellent compression resistance and instant green strength.

The Only Silicone-based Adhesive System to Get Technical Approval

This newly certified system also provides interesting advantages for architects, building owners and engineers by expanding building cladding possibilities by enabling the selection of lower weight, less expensive cladding options which are free from the thickness requirements typically needing mechanical fixation. With no need for metal fasteners between the panel and the supporting structure, the bonding is not visible which improves the aesthetic appearance of the facade. Thanks to the inherent properties of silicone technology, it has proven outstanding UV, temperature stability and fire resistant properties which provide long-term safety and high durability.

For added confidence and peace of mind, Dow Corning’s unique, world leading QualityBond™ program has been extended to include panel bonding applications. Quality Bondbrings together state-of-the-art products, standards of best practice in quality control, quality assurance and product application with silicone fabricators and applicators. Member companies must undertake technical and application training and pass regular audits to be eligible for annual Quality Bond certification. Quality Bondlifts quality to the highest levels and enables fabricators to Bond with Confidence.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through theDow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

About High Performance Building Solutions

Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, offer long-lasting solutions and excellent technical support. Taking a holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.

Source: Dow Corning

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