Typically, glue coil is used only when profiles are powder coated after assembly. Tests have shown that some shear strength is lost when non-glue coil profiles are exposed to extreme heat during the baking of powder paint (360® - 390®F). That's why we provide Thermal Strips with or without glue coil to fit the manufacturers needs.
Q | Is the bond between polyamide and the aluminum water-tight?
Yes. As long as the three-step assembly process is properly followed, the bond will be water-tight. Please remember that glue coil is not required to provide a water-tight joint when profiles are properly assembled.
Q | What are the advantages of using thermal strips made from glass-reinforced polyamide?
Two thermal strips provide two times more shear strength than a single hollow. What's more, two thermal strips crimped in place allow the assembly to act as one strong, tubular shape.Q | Where can I get the equipment needed for assembly?
There are several thermal break assembly equipment manufacturers. Click here to see the list.Q | What are the advantages of ordering insulating struts in coils rather than straights?
Although any profile can be provided in straight lengths, only flat and offset profiles can be packaged in coils.Q | If I have aluminum extrusions with a slightly different pocket design, can I use Technoform articles?
It depends on the pocket design. Please contact Technoform for advice on your specific application.