Structural glass bonding in plastic windows makes the windows stiffer and increases productivity. Bonding improves the dimensional stability of the windows, even without steel reinforcement. Utilising bonding technology, the design is no longer determined by the size of the steel reinforcement. Delicate frame structures for maximum sash frame sizes are possible. Sash frame heights of more than 2.5 m and weights of up to 130 kg are possible without steel reinforcement. Permanent bonding of the glass and frame prevents settling of the window sash. On-site adjustment of the sash frames is no loner necessary. This saves money and increases utility. Reduced frame dimensions results in more glass, more light, and better thermal insulation. Conventional blocking in plastic windows is manual work. Automated glazing is possible with bonding technology. Automated glazing and reduced use of steel increase productivity significantly.
Wood / Wood - Aluminum
Structural glass bonding makes wood–aluminium windows competitive. For many decades, wooden windows have been losing market share to plastic windows. Long-term use of wooden windows incurs high maintenance costs. Periodic painting is necessary to protect the windows against rotting. Exterior aluminium shells provide natural weather protection, which explains the increasing popularity of wood–aluminium windows. They have higher costs than plastic or wooden windows. Consequently, wood–aluminium windows are designated as premium windows. In wooden windows, bonding technology utilizes the glass to provide natural weather protection. The glass covers the sash frame frames and thus protects them. This saves time and material.