Hidden system with longitudinal adhesion

Comprised of a hidden support system which uses a longitudinal elastic chemical adhesive with a vertical support featuring T- or L-profiles depending on whether the profiles coincide with the joints between the boards or reinforce the center of the joints and bear the support through retention or sustenance supports.


System Installation Steps

Substructure distribution and installation:

  • Dimensions of the perpendicular substructure depends on the façade construction. The distances between the substructure battens and their width are determined by the load requirements and by the type of panel used.

Application method:

  • Clean the surface with a clean, grease and fluff free cellulose cloth or cleaning paper soaked, wiping the surface in one direction only (dirty cloths must be replaced).
  • Apply one thin coat of primer uniformly all over the surface with a brush or felt pad. Allow a flash off time of at least 30 minutes. The back surface to be bonded must be clean, dry and free from grease.

Bonding-tape application:

  • Apply Double Side Tape over the whole length of the vertical sections and parallel to the edges.
  • Do not pull off the protective foil at this time.
  • Apply Structural Adhesive in a triangular bead by using the triangular nozzle supplied (width 8 mm, height 10 mm) with at least 5 mm gap to the fixing tape and to the side of the batten.

slab placing:

  • Remove the protective foil on the Double Side Tape. Place the cladding panel in the required position on the adhesive bead without the panel touching the fixing tape. To simplify mounting, the panels should be carefully designed. Position the panels precisely and press them firmly until they contact the Structural Adhesive Panel fixing tape.

General Specs

  • Minimum Joint Requirements – 1/8″
  • Standard Air Flow Gap between back of panel and exterior insulation – Standard Air Gap 4”
  • Maximum Wind Load vs Panel size vs Support spacing – ind Load 3000Pa vs 142”x48” vs Vertical Supp. 24”

Benefits of chemical-elastic anchoring

  • Distributes stress evenly without critical points where ruptures could begin.
  • Prevents a concentration of stress in the adhesion surface.
  • A hidden fixing system is created without affecting the appearance.
  • Prevents galvanic corrosion via electrical insulation and separates materials that could become damaged by this.
  • Reduces or eliminates the transfer of vibrations between materials in contact.
  • Prevents failure in the connection due to fatigue.
  • Enables the connection of different types of materials.
  • Improves the look of the joints.