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The bonded window is a high tech element

Automated gluing of glass in windows is an invention of Sika and has proven itself numerous times to date.


The architecture and function of a building are primarily determined by the design and the technology of the building envelope. Worldwide, the increasing requirements for energy efficiency and reasonable utilization of natural resources essentially influence the development of facades and windows. Modern international market requirements for more transparency and more functionality request innovative and economically convincing solutions. The use of glass as a reinforcing element in window construction using the latest bonding techniques is based on our 30 years of experience in the vehicle and facade markets.

Sika’s experience is proven by several million successfully bonded windows. The complexity of the window market requires close and specific cooperation between you, your key suppliers and us as your specialist for adhesives and their application in window fabrication.

Advantages of bonding technology

  • Improvement of thermal insulation up to 20 %
  • Up to 30 % more light
  • Dynamic load: Increase of approved wind load up to 10 %
  • Reduction of production costs up to 10 %
  • Reduction of service costs up to 90 %
  • Up to 90 % lower complaint rate

Sika – The full-range supplier

Sika’s approach to sealing and bonding is to provide the right product solution for each individual application. As the requirements for adhesives differ depending on the customers’ needs and requirements, Sika focuses on an intensive customer relationship already at the early stage of the project. This includes extensive support in the design of adhesive joints, the right adhesive selection and finally the optimisation of application processes. For hand and automated applications the Sika materials are available in 300 ml cartridges, 600 ml unipacks, 23 L pails and 200 L drums. Our core technologies are based on polyurethanes, SB polymers, silicone, acrylates and hotmelts.

Sika is the technology leader in fenestration and offers its customers best practice solutions for bonding, sealing, damping and reinforcing. Sika’s window engineers support the window manufacturers by developing solutions for bonded windows.

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