What is structural glazing?
Structural glazing is the construction of all-glass façades using insulating glass units and single panes, which are anchored to the structure without glazing beads. This makes it possible to create “clean” large-scale glass façades that are free of the glazing beads typically used in insulating glass units. The glass is bonded with silicone to a load-bearing structure which is also fixed mechanically. All exterior panes in structural glazing should be safety glass.
Where can I use structural glazing?
Structural glazing is suitable for large glass façades, glass high-rise buildings, and other glass buildings where the conventional glazing beads of insulating glass units are undesirable.
Structural glazing places significant demands on the properties of the jointing materials – for example, the edge joints of the insulating glass units must be UV-resistant. All jointing materials must be chemically compatible.
All glazing must be installed according to the instructions provided by the manufacturers of the structural, adhesive, and jointing materials.