Sealants and high-tech joints.
This company specializes in silicone sealants with next-generation hybrid polymer types, a diverse range that offers professional quality products for sustainable fit over time.
The colour palette is wide and varied; This allows a perfect adaptation to all the facades of the dwellings, from the most classic to the most contemporary.
On the reference side, Adseal sealants were used in the construction of the glass wall of the Quebec City Convention Centre.
The qualities of the Sealer Adseal 4580
These silicone seal products offer excellent adherence to any type of material:
- The glass
- Concrete, cement
- The brick
- The stone
- The metal structure
but also on photovoltaic panels (solar panels).
Not corrosive, Adfast silicone seal does not turn yellow, sag and is resistant to weather and UV rays. In addition, this silicone sealer dries quickly (in a few hours) despite the ambient humidity.
The brand’s latest innovative and high-performance products include:
- A mouth-slit latex,
- A special silicone for kitchen and bathroom,
- A silicone for doors, windows and coating,
- A hybrid indoor/outdoor sealant that can be painted.
Work of the caulker
The first mission of the caulking specialist is to prepare the surfaces before applying the silicone in order to obtain good grip and sealing in a sustainable way.
1- Cleaning the surface
First of all, the first job is to clean the support by removing any traces of grease, oil, paint, dust, rust… The surface should be dry and clean before the seal is applied. To achieve a perfect result, the tools used are scraper, sander, abrasive (extreme cases), solvent, jet air…
2- Laying a primer
Then, the caulker applies a primer by protecting adjacent areas via a masking tape (if necessary). The primer is applied to the cloth or brush in a thin layer.
3- Application of sealant for perfect caulking joints
For a good adhesion, the sealant is installed after the application of the primer. The seal is placed straight and continuously with a suitable pistol, avoiding bubbles or asperities and weaving the seal with a spatula.
The detailed process is available on this page
Role of sealants in caulking
The main role of sealants is to fill a space to prevent water, air, dust or Insects to penetrate. These seals are also used as a protective layer on a surface that provides
- sound insulation (noise-cancelling) and
- thermal insulation (heat conservation).
The sealing process simply forms a protective barrier against the external elements.
Quality assurance of Adfast silicone seals
Adfast is implementing ISO 9001 certified processes. Adfast’s quality objective is to provide concrete solutions to its customers and meet the requirements of professional caulkers providing the best technology.
Adfast Corporation Compliance Laboratory complies with CAN-P-4E (European ISO/CIS standard 17025:2005) accredited as an independent testing laboratory for research and development, in accordance with the conditions issued by the Canadian Council of Standards.
This silicone sealant is a reference in the door and window caulking industry. The product is manufactured by the Quebec-based Adfast headquartered in Ville Saint-Laurent Qc. Manufacturing is subject to rigorous standards and ISO 9001 certification. The sealant has high-quality properties: perfect grip on any type of façade and good resistance over time.
Benchmark brand and high-performance product, Adseal was used on the glass façade of the Quebec City Convention Centre.
Here’s the Asdeal 4580 series property fact sheet
The qualities of the Sealer Adseal 4580
Adseal 4580, high-tech sealant, also offers good support on photovoltaic panels.
Namely: painting is not possible on the Adseal seal
The Adfast silicone seal has several qualities:
- It is non-corrosive
- It does not yellow
- It doesn’t sag in time
- It resists moisture and UV rays
- The silicone dries quickly, in a few hours, even in periods of humidity
- The sealant comes in a wide range of colours
The Adfast Corporation Compliance Laboratory CAN-P-4E standards. This independent laboratory is accredited to conduct tests in research and development, in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Standards Council.
The functions of the Adseal sealant
A silicone seal from an experienced professional caulker prevents water, air, insects and dust from entering the room. A sealant also serves as a protective layer for a thermal and phonic insulation. A sealant can bring comfort to a home and reduce energy consumption.
Safety precaution rules for the user
The caulking specialist must equip himself before handling the product. In some cases, the following protections are required:
- Wear protective gloves
- Wear goggles
- Wear a mask to avoid directly inhaling dust/fog and particulate
- Wear a chemical-resistant garment that covers the body
- Prohibition of smoking, drinking or eating during handling
- Meet industrial safety and hygiene standards
- Store the product in an airy place at the right temperature
- Take precautions to protect the environment: The professional must take steps to prevent the product from seeping into runoff, sewers, rivers, soil and water contamination as a rule.
Sealants are to be handled with care. Technicians specializing in waterproofing and insulation of buildingsT are qualified for the use and cleaning of sealants and caulking joints.
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