Types of Sealants
Silicone sealants have become a sort of industry standard due to its ubiquitous applications in construction projects all over the world. It has unique properties that enable it to be used in an extremely wide range of applications, and has proven to be a very durable, very advanced material for almost any types of conditions. Learn more about silicone sealants here.
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Acrylic sealants were an industry standard before the invention of silicone sealants. Now, although usage has dropped, it still remains a very high-demand product due to its excellent cost effectiveness and economical prices. Acrylic sealants still excel in many applications, arguably more so than silicone sealants in some, but there has been cases where consumers still choose to use the more expensive silicone sealant for the job, resulting in poor results and a higher price. Find out more about acrylic sealants here.
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Polyurethane sealants, or commonly abbreviated to PU sealants, are technologically advanced sealants that have very good adhesion to many materials, much more than silicones. This makes PU sealants a good choice in applications requiring a stronger bond.
However, there are certain aspects of PU sealants that make them a poor choice for exterior use. It has been appalling to see the number of cases where PU sealants were used in applications definitely ill-suited for them, and seeing contractors spending unnecessary time and effort replacing and resealing joints every year, which would have been absolutely avoidable by using a different sealant. Find out more about PU sealants here.
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Hybrid Polymer Sealants
Hybrid polymer products has often been called the “new generation” of sealants, many of which combines the advantages of different chemical bases to create a whole new, advanced, product with unique properties.
Hybrid polymer is a very broad and general term, and any type of sealant with two different chemical bases combined can be termed “hybrid”, if we were to be strict with the terms. However, in the industry, the general acceptance of the term “hybrid” would be for MS Polymers and SPUR sealants. Our focus is more of MS polymers, as it is so far the most successful hybrid polymer sealant in the market.
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