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4SG Thermoplastic Spacer—An Architect’s Dream

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Posted 04/23/2019 by Herb Lulf, Architect

As an architect, you know first-hand that the saying “an architect’s dream is an engineer’s nightmare” is often the case—your ambitious vision can clash with the realities of building construction, especially when it comes to windows. Fortunately, H.B. Fuller’s Ködispace 4SG thermoplastic spacer is the premier solution for both architects and insulating glass (IG) manufacturers.

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A Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer for Structural Glazing Facades

A Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer with Excellent Durable Energy Efficiency for Structural Glazing Facades
Posted 12/04/2018 by Mike Speicher, Market Manager

Minimizing the energy consumption of buildings has become a global objective and an important goal in building design and construction. The future will see a continuous tightening of energy efficiency standards on an international level and of the energy performance level of building envelopes. To meet the demand for primary energy sustainability, an optimized thermal insulation - especially in the facade and window surface of buildings - has to be ensured. As a result of highly effective glass...

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Ködispace 4SG: the Gas-Tight Insulating Glass Solution

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Posted 08/29/2018 by Mike Speicher, Market Manager

As concerns about the health of our planet rise, there is an increased focus on energy efficiency. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings consume 41 percent of U.S. energy—more than the industrial (30 percent) and transportation (29 percent) sectors. In response, new technologies are necessary to improve the use of energy by residential and commercial buildings. In the U.S. insulating glass industry, Ködispace 4SG is revolutionizing the impact windows have on the ener...

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Innovation that Matters

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Posted 07/17/2018 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As one of H.B. Fuller’s core competencies, innovation is a vital, guiding principle in every aspect of our business. By considering what’s possible, our exceptional team around the world continually looks ahead, identifying current and future technical market opportunities and developing solutions to solve product design and adhesion challenges. In 2017, we worked with customers to solve their adhesion problems and introduced more than 100 products to market. Two of those products...

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Adhesive Innovations in an Engineer's World

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Posted 05/24/2018 by Henry Beller, Building Engineer

As an engineer, working in building construction is incredibly exciting. I watch as each project unfolds, starting with plans on paper, and culminating with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new, state-of-the-art building. Here’s what a typical project looks like for me. The Big Difference There are a lot of considerations I have to take into account as my team moves through each stage of construction. Fortunately, quality adhesives are what make all the difference. I begin by ensuring...

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