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Den Braven moves ahead in the field of hybrid (SPUR and MS) technology

New Den Braven high performance sealants and adhesivesPolyurethane and silicone sealants or adhesives deliver significant adhesion, good movement capability and durability. However, these high-performance products have some limitations. Through research and technological advancement in hybrid technology, Den Braven has now modified these and produced a range of new high performance sealants and adhesives.

Michael Berg, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Den Braven, points out that new technology, silylated urethane-based hybrid adhesives, brings with it exceptional performance characteristics beyond those of conventional polyurethane sealants.

High Tack Adhesive by Den Braven“The new breed adhesives have increased chemical resistance as well as high and instant tack properties,” says Berg. “Hybrid polymers have better weathering characteristics than conventional polyurethane sealants. These new generation hybrid sealants and adhesives provide better adhesion, abrasion resistance and low temperature extrudability,” Berg adds.

Sustainability and the harmful effect of VOCs are top of mind in the built environment today and Den Braven’s Hybrid product range has a very low VOC content allowing for conformation to the South African Green Building Council Standards.

Den Braven held a hands-on workshop at their head office in Randburg, Gauteng, on Wednesday to highlight and educate their clients from many different market sectors on the advantages of hybrid technology.

Some of the products demonstrated at the workshop were:

  • Hybriflex-540 for sealing building joints: expansion and connection joint sealing to precast concrete, brickwork and masonry as well as for weather and perimeter sealing.
  • Fire Protect (FP) Hybrid Sealant: provides up to four hours of fire resistance in linear and horizontal joints between walls and floors or ceilings to contribute to the overall fire protection design
  • Crystalflex Transparent adhesive by Den BravenCrystalflex-530: a transparent adhesive for interior use on many different construction and building applications.
  • Mirrorfix-MS: especially developed for bonding mirrors and decorative and acoustic tiles on all classic building substrates.
  • High Tack: a unique adhesive with extremely high initial grab bond for use on many building materials without the use of clamps and or fixing tape.