High-performance adhesives and sealants convince through innovation and diversity
Fast, flexible and environmentally safe
The demands placed on sealants and adhesives in industrial production and building construction are high. Increasingly tough thermal and chemical resistance is demanded of them and, at the same time, they ought to be environmentally friendly, easy to process, should adhere universally as far as possible and should be durable for years on end. High cost pressure calls for the development of ever more cost-effective processing methods. Tremco illbruck, Cologne, has been fulfilling this need since 1980. As one of the technology leaders in the trade, the company offers versatile solutions with the Pactan range of adhesives and sealants, which are permanently enhanced for the latest developments. Besides ever new high-performance silicones, the range now also includes pioneering hybrid technology.
Pactan is the umbrella brand for modern, technologically high-grade and innovative adhesives and sealants that perform all tasks of joining and sealing in the areas of renewable energies, transportation, small electronic parts and domestic appliances as well as in building construction. Their essential common feature is improvement of product performance, shortening of production processes and thus damping of omnipresent cost pressure. The manufacturer Tremco illbruck, Cologne, possesses national and international know-how of many years' standing in the field of sealing and adhesion. In cooperation with customers, the company develops individual formulations and joining solutions, adapts products to existing process flows and, whenever required, optimises these processes together with users. The basis consists of flexibly adjustable silicones. A pioneering current further development consists of adhesives and sealants on a hybrid basis, for which the manufacturer is pursuing a "green" strategy, and is thus orientating development and production to the future and the environment. Besides the focus on sustainable production and health and environmentally-friendly products, the high quality level also plays an important role. Tremco illbruck's factories are certified worldwide in compliance with both ISO 9001 (quality management standard) and ISO 14001 (environmental management standard).
Higher cost-effectiveness and environmental friendliness with hybrids
With hybrid technology, as one of the leading manufacturers Tremco illbruck offers a highly diverse range of processing industries from the automobile industry to the electronics trade a differentiated range of highly efficient products that are above all devoid of isocyanates and thus silicone, meaning they do not require any special marking. They unite very high initial adhesive force and a broad adhesion spectrum with temperature resistance and permanent elasticity combined with high mechanical strength. They are also easy to process and cure fast. During processing, they do not produce much in the way of odours, they can be painted over after curing, they are robust and they are highly resistant to ageing. With the new hybrids, Tremco illbruck offers a specialised product for almost every application. The range currently comprises seven hybrid adhesives and sealants for a highly diverse range of applications from glass and showcase construction and also housing and container construction through shipbuilding to components and elements in building construction.
Production advantage thanks to high-performance silicones
The silicones offered meet the requirements for modern joining technology. As one and two-component adhesives and sealants, they offer suitable strengths, the individually required elasticity and very high temperature resistance, at both high and below-zero temperatures. In industry, workflows can be reorganised by enabling joining first and then heat-intensive further processing. The silicone adhesives and sealants are suitable for diverse materials from metal to textile and are resistant to ageing, weathering and UV. Thanks to their UL registration with international clearances, they can also be used flexibly and at short notice in other factories.
Patented, coordinated and effective solutionsThe Pactan range comprises numerous products for a highly diverse range of requirements. For example, they include patented two-component solutions that enable particularly fast curing. The cost advantage from this accelerated process has a particularly clear impact in the case of high quantities or repairs, and amounts to between 25 and 50 %.
Development of silicone seals that simultaneously foam and adhere on the same system is unusual and surprising. This dispenses with engineering and logistics compulsions because the seal can be freely and directly foamed onto production items in any location. Tremco illbruck also possesses the patent for this development.
Thanks to the fact that they can be individually shaped, self-adhesive, directly injected profiled seals save the need for ready-made seals installed in a complex process and the usual die costs are dispensed with. Here also, one and two-component variants are available. Up to now, the application range has covered housings for electrical and electronic devices, domestic appliances and cooker or motor components, and is constantly being extended with individual new developments for specific requirements.
Castable sealants have been developed for protection against vibrations, temperature cycles or aggressive media. Their viscosity is adjusted individually, assuring an optimum workflow and reliable adhesion, movement compensation and lasting protection against corrosion. Thus, they are in particular suitable for sealing domestic appliances and electronic components.
Injected and screen printed seals are even more flexible and can be applied to fit contours precisely. The sealants that are available as a one-component solution have been adjusted suitably for these processes and are easy to apply using commercially available applicators. They adhere on many materials without pre-treatment and cure into a flexible sealing surface at room temperature.
Integral component: Service by Tremco illbruck
Tremco illbruck is a highly specialised manufacturer of sealants and adhesives with over 80 years of overall experience. The products under the Pactan brand have been in successful use for quite some time now, also internationally. With this know-how, the company delivers a differentiated range of unique products for durable sealing and reliable bonding of components for vehicles, domestic appliances and small electronics parts. For an entirely different trade that also poses highly differentiated demands, namely the construction sector, among other things Tremco illbruck offers efficient adhesive systems for bonding polystyrene insulation boards, as are used for facades, interior insulation or floors. The high-grade products are supplemented with extensive services for customers. Besides on-site advice and hotline support, training courses and application briefings, one particular focus of Tremco illbruck is on individual development of products that are tailored exactly to customers and their specific requirements. The highly diverse factors from the production process through the raw materials to the quantity produced are taken into consideration.