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December 6, 2018 - Window & Door

How SMP Helps Make Window and Door Manufacturing Easy

As you likely know, sealants play an important role in window and door manufacturing. An improper sealant can cause operational issues, plant downtime and end-use performance challenges. Therefore, it’s a good idea to consider why your window and door manufacturing processes deserve SMP (silyl modified polymer) technology.

Fast Skin Time 

There are many window and door sealants currently on the market. However, many of these options possess a longer skin time than SMP, which impacts manufacturing efficiencies.

SMP offers a skin time of just six minutes. This fast skin time means the sealant provides following advantages:

  • Decreased likelihood to pick up dust and dirt
  • Reduced wait time before painting over it

Easy Gunnability  

Additionally, SMP window and door sealants flow easily through a sealant application gun. Aiding in process efficiencies, these solutions work well on manufacturing equipment, too, and are easily extrudable.

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Paintability

Furthermore, SMP offers paintability quickly after application, unlike other options. For example, if polyurethane is painted too soon, the paint can bubble or separate. Painting silicone also can cause manufacturing challenges.

SMP’s easy paintability, on the other hand, helps increase the bond between the paint and sealant. This is because it is a moisture-curing product, which helps the paint dry faster and bond the paint polymer to the sealant. As a result, SMP is able to help in the finishing process for window and door manufacturing.

Yet that’s not all SMP window and door sealants can do for your manufacturing processes. Easy to clean up and ambient-applied, they can be colored to suit a variety of application needs. They also are able to bond to multiple types of substrates, such as:

  • Wood
  • Vinyl
  • Aluminum
  • Glass

Interested in learning more about SMP, which is formulated to maximize bonds to windows and doors? Check out these other helpful blog posts:

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