Elastic joint sealants for tight building envelopes

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The Global Warming Potential and energy impact to manufacture the sealants for a building is less than 2% of the cumulative savings potential for a 20-year lifespan. 

Posted Mar 9, 2017
  • The energy efficiency of buildings is a major topic in sustainable development. The tightness of a building envelope is of great importance for achieving a low energy rating.
  • Joint sealants are the technical solution to provide the necessary tightness under any environmental and load conditions.
  • Elastic joint sealants can accommodate thermal and structural movements while maintaining the adhesion of the adjacent building elements.

For more details about this Good Practice, see the company's related document 'Sealing sustainability in the building envelope'.