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DELO adhesive in Chanel store's glass façade

26 July 2016

With the new Chanel glass flagship store, DELO's adhesive products are used for bonding the more than 7,000 handmade glass elements of the facade.

Crystal House (Daria Scagliola and Stijn Brakkee)

Thanks to the special properties of the PHOTOBOND adhesives, the bonding stays permanently transparent.

With the Crystal House Amsterdam, the architects of MVRDV have created something unique. The complete facade of the old brick house has been removed and replaced by new, transparent glass blocks. The frame of the door and windows are also completely made out of glass elements.

The adhesive makes the difference

DELO-PHOTOBOND adhesives have been used in order to join the glass blocks reliably together. These adhesives are characterised by their great elasticity and are tension-equalising. This characteristic is a particularly important one, especially in a facade that is exposed to atmospheric influences like rainfall and heat. Moreover, the adhesives do not yellow even after years, but remain transparent, which is of utmost importance when bonding decorative elements like perfume bottles. The reliable adhesives made it possible to do completely without traditional mortar.

Compared to conventional building adhesives that mostly cure at room temperature, DELO-PHOTOBOND reaches its full strength thanks to UV light. The extensive bonding of the glass elements have been cured by the DELOLUX 20/400nm flood lamps produced by DELO.

Video courtesy of Warenar Real Estate.


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