Visitors to the Hodgson Sealants stand (S59) at this year’s FIT Show will be able to see some of the company’s market-leading range of sealants specially formulated and manufactured for the glazing industry for both fabricators and installers. As well as exciting new colours for its Silfix® U8 and the ever-popular Silfix® LMN, we will also be spotlighting our new HY-SPEC® 25 Hybrid sealant. The company will also be showcasing its aluminium foil-packed sealants to help installers and fabricators hit their sustainability targets.
HY-SPEC® 25, is a highly elastic sealant that is perfect for connection joints, expansion joints, glazing applications, composite panels and facades. It works particularly well where high movement occurs, especially between dissimilar materials such as in the perimeter sealing of uPVC frames, inside or out without cracking or shrinking. It over paints beautifully with water-based paints and wood stain and, as with all Hodgson glazing sealants, HY-SPEC® 25 meets the requirements of BS 8213-4 for the installation of windows and doors.
In response to a growing market trend for wood and neutral coloured PVC-U window profiles, we have launched new colour options to our market-leading Silfix® LMN and U8 ranges. Silfix® LMN will now be available in Teak/Rosewood and Toffee/Caramel while Silfix® U8 will now be produced in Portland Stone, Mid Grey and Magnolia. Silfix® U8 is a low modulus, neutral cure, solvent free, alkoxy silicone sealant that is approved for a variety of façade and glazing applications and works well even in cold conditions. Silfix® LMN is perfect for perimeter sealing around window and door frames and has excellent adhesion to a wide variety of building substrates. These new colours will match window and façade styles popular today, especially in rural areas and on older properties where the more usual brilliant white window profiles are deemed too harsh, especially against sensitive substrates.
Our foil packed products on show at the NEC, have a number of environmental and financial benefits over traditional plastic cartridges. An empty Hodgson sausage pack is more than eight times less volume than a spent cartridge and up to 60% lighter, offering significant savings on skip hire charges, landfill charges, and disposal costs and helping to meet the criteria of the new Packaging Levy. Just as easy to use as ordinary plastic cartridges our most popular glazing sealants are now available in sausage packs.