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Adhesives for sustainable development

New adhesive systems for high performance structural glazing for building facades can save material during production and energy in the use phase. At the same, they allow more innovative facade designs.

  • Material savings in the production phase and energy efficiency in the use phase are amongst the most important objectives in sustainable building design. Facades account for a large share of the energy loss in a building. 
  • Adhesives and sealants are critical for the design options and the technical performance of facades and, in particular, of structural glazing elements. 
  • New high performance adhesive solutions allow slimmer connections and profile sections. This results in significant material savings (silicone adhesives and aluminium) and reduces energy use and CO2 emissions.
For more details about this Good Practice, see the company's related document 'Sealing sustainability in structural glazing'.


IG: insulation glass
SG: structural glazing

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