Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has assembled a special line of adhesives for helping
wood window manufacturers put together their own products: the Advantage®
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®
The Advantage Trio draws on three proven adhesives in the renowned Advantage
family of products. These include Advantage 415, Advantage 425 and Advantage
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
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
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.
For more information, visit www.franklinadhesivesandpolymers.com