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FRANKLIN ADHESIVES & POLYMERS: Window Assembly Adhesives (9/1/09)

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has assembled a special line of adhesives for helping wood window manufacturers put together their own products: the Advantage® Trio.

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, has assembled a special line of adhesives for helping wood window manufacturers put together their own products: the Advantage® Trio. The Advantage Trio draws on three proven adhesives in the renowned Advantage family of products. These include Advantage 415, Advantage 425 and Advantage EP-925.

Advantage 415 is a highly water-resistant, two-part crosslinking polyvinyl acetate emulsion adhesive that can be used for finger jointing, edge gluing, hot pressing and radio frequency gluing. When mixed with aluminum chloride, the product surpasses both ASTM D 5572 wet-use finger joint and ASTM D 5751 wet-use edge glue standard. These standards are the basis for Hallmark Certification.

Advantage 415 also offers the longest open time of any of Franklin’s adhesives designed for window parts and is ideal for intricate window designs. In addition, it features a low minimum use temperature. Some of the industry’s most recognized window brands currently use this product for edge and face gluing.

The second Advantage product in the Wood Window Series is Advantage 425. Also highly water-resistant, this two-part crosslinking PVA emulsion adhesive is one of the highest performing finger joint products 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.

Wood window manufacturers can look to the third adhesive in the Advantage Trio for applications that require exceptional water, head and solvent resistance. Advantage EP-925 is a two-component emulsion polymer isocyanate (EPI) adhesive that can be used with conventional cold press or hot press equipment and has been enhanced to provide superior performance with radio frequency press equipment.

When mixed with Hardener 200, Advantage EP-925 reduces required conditioning time before surfacing, thereby improving plant productivity. In addition, it offers good spreader stability and low foaming compared to traditional EPI adhesives. Advantage EP-925 with Hardener 200 also meets the following North American and global standards: Japanese Industrial Standard Class 1, Grade 1; Japanese Agricultural Society (JAS) standard for glued laminated timber for fixture; EN 204 Group D4; ASTM D-5751-99 Laminated Joint Testing; and ASTM D-905 Block Shear.

Products included in the Advantage Trio for wood window assembly are among a broad offering of adhesives formulated by Franklin Adhesives & Polymers to meet a range of applications within the millwork, furniture and engineered lamination industries. In addition to Advantage, the division produces adhesives under the brand names Titebond, Assembly, ReacTITE and Multibond to meet the full scope of needs within woodworking plants.

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