Advantage Trio Helps Wood-Window Manufacturers Put It All Together
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is giving you and other wood-window manufacturers three more good reasons to turn to our company for your adhesive needs: the Advantage Trio®, a line of three high-performance adhesives developed exclusively for the assembly of wood windows.
Advantage Trio draws on three proven adhesives in the renowned Advantage family of products. These include Advantage 415, Advantage 425 and Advantage EP-925. Together, these three formulations can meet almost any specific bonding requirement at your window-manufacturing plant.
If you are looking for an adhesive that offers extended open time and meets relevant US standards in the window industry for water resistance, look first at Advantage 415, a highly water-resistant, two-part cross linking polyvinyl acetate emulsion adhesive for use with finger jointing, edge gluing, hot pressing and radio frequency gluing. When mixed with aluminum chloride, Advantage 415 surpasses both ASTM D 5572 wet-use finger joint and ASTM D 5751 wet-use standard related to laminated joints in nonstructural lumber products. These standards form the basis for Hallmark Certification.
Advantage 415 also offers the longest open time of the trio of Advantage products and is ideal for the assembly of wood windows. In addition, it has a low minimum use temperature of 53 degrees Fahrenheit and can be applied during colder seasons.
The next adhesive in the Advantage Trio line, Advantage 425, raises the bar for performance. Advantage 425, also a highly water-resistant two-part cross linking PVA emulsion adhesive, is distinguished as the highest performing finger joint product available as measured by ASTM and Hallmark standards. When mixed with aluminum chloride, the product also surpasses the ASTM D-5572 wet use finger joint standard for flexures and tension. It is extremely easy to extrude, provides good finger coverage and also features a low minimum use temperature of 49 degrees Fahrenheit.
Don’t want to wait for long conditioning time in a two-part adhesive? The wait is over, with Advantage EP-925, the third in the Advantage Trio of adhesives. When mixed with Hardener 200, this two-component emulsion polymer isocyanate (EPI) adhesives reduces minimum conditioning time before surfacing, improving your productivity.
Advantage EP-925 also is the toughest in the Advantage Trio line, with resistance to heat and solvent as well as water. Yet, it also offers great versatility in the plant; it works with conventional cold press or hot press equipment and has been enhanced to provide superior performance with radio frequency press equipment. In fact, it provides exceptional performance across the board, meeting numerous North American and global standards.
To find out more about how any of the Advantage Trio products can help you assemble high-quality wood windows, visit www.franklinadhesivesandpolymers.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.877.4583.