Glass comes in an endless number of forms. And the criteria that sealants have to fulfil in glazing applications are just as varied. It’s all about keeping a clear view. 

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Crystal-clear bonds

Providing a bright, clear and modern appearance, glass has been one of the most important construction materials for many centuries and can now come in a limitless variety of works. Whether you’re installing it as a building’s structural facade, inserting and bonding window panes or repairing historic listed buildings, working with glass always requires precision, experience and high-quality materials. 

Ramsauer’s professional-grade materials ensure lasting bonds, even high in the sky

The special properties of glass often inspire architects to create unique, tall facades across their buildings. Ensuring that the materials’ quality is tested to the applicable standards is crucial for delivering a flawless appearance and long lifespan. The materials that hold the individual elements together must be able to withstand enormous stresses such as inhospitable weather and heavy mechanical forces. Plus, it’s vital to consider compatibility with other materials (e.g. insulating glass edge seals) and follow safety guidelines pertaining to glazing (e.g. to prevent falls).

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    Our products, which are able to withstand extreme temperatures and adverse weather conditions, deliver ideal results for the long term.
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    The substances used for these applications should be compatible with a wide range of materials.
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    Use elastic sealants to prevent cracks.
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    Slow skin formation allows you to work with high precision.
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02  Sealing casement windows

Injecting fresh life into historic windows

Casements are one of the oldest types of windows. They give older buildings in particular an unmistakable charm, so are rarely ever replaced by modern windows when damaged. In some places, casements are even protected as listed building features. When it comes to getting these windows back in working order while harmoniously combining old with new, the key things you’ll need are experience and the right materials. Many new adhesives, for instance, do not bond to old coating systems, which is why the compatibility of materials deserves special consideration when performing these tasks. Plus, it’s crucial to be safe in the knowledge that the adhesive will apply cleanly right from the start, removing the need for complicated touch-up work later on.

  • Adhesives used should be compatible with wood, metal and glass.
  • Adhesive should cure with minimal shrinkage.
  • A product that is easy to shape will make it easier to work precisely.
  • Check to make sure your material is compatible with other coating systems.

Bonded in place – for more security and design flexibility

When adhesives are used to bond windows, this allows for more intricate frames and larger pane dimensions. A thorough approach is essential to this work, as constant opening and closing imposes significant mechanical stress and strain on windows. For the ideal adhesive bond, all the materials used must come together seamlessly. The perfect adhesive needs to be chosen for the requirements at hand. 

  • Check to make sure your product is compatible with other materials.
  • If it develops resilience strongly and quickly, this will make for lighter work.
  • Is the material suitable for substantial stress and strain?
  • The adhesive should be able to withstand adverse weather conditions and UV radiation.
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Anti-burglary window bonding

As great as bonded windows look, there’s one group that doesn’t view them fondly at all: burglars. If the insulating glass is directly bonded to the frame, this makes it more difficult to prise open the window from the edge of the pane. When it comes to adhesively bonding your windows, our tested and certified adhesives are well worth a look.
These come in resistance classes RC1N to RC6, demonstrating the quality of break-in protection. The higher the resistance class, the longer it would take a burglar to get through the obstacle. 

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Wide range of challenges for glazing adhesives

Need an adhesive for an aquarium or looking to install glass partitions in the office? No problem. Ramsauer offers the right products for no end of structural glazing installations. Moisture shouldn’t pose any problem for our professional-grade materials – especially outdoors and underwater. Plus, in kitchens, materials need to be certified as food and drink-grade.

  • Check to make sure your product is compatible with other materials.
  • Easily applied, ensuring a smooth surface.
  • When working with exterior glazed structures, it’s important to ensure you have a weather-proof product.

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