In the debate on climate protection and sustainable building concepts, the glass facade has become a multifunctional and extremely complex building element. The manufacturer of adhesives and adhesives Kömmerling Pirmasens intensively and continuously studies new applications and is a regular partner of innovative facade projects.
The integration of different technologies in different glass elements requires the highest level of development and engineering expertise. Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik specializes in these requirements and thus offers architects more creative freedom and new solutions for modern design.
One of the company's skills is insulating glass edge sealing for structural glazing applications. With Ködispace 4SG sealant, the manufacturer offers a heated edge system that uniquely meets the requirements of sealed silicone insulating glass. The side seal ensures long-lasting energy efficiency and functionality, even in the most demanding applications such as assembly folding of insulating glass elements. Kömmerling demonstrated this effect through simulations and finite element calculations in concrete construction projects and architectural masterpieces in the physical boundary area. The Chadstone Mall in Melbourne, Australia, designed by architects CallisonRTKL in collaboration with façade specialists Seele and SCHOLLGLAS, is an example.
The facade as a supplier of electricity
Besides energy efficiency, the production of energy is another important subject. Solar panels integrated into the facade (building integrated photovoltaics = BIPV) already occupy part of the electricity production. The prerequisite for a design-friendly solution is, among other things, a thin but stable attachment. For example, the Z3 building in Stuttgart Züblin has been equipped with a glued photovoltaic façade designed by UNStudio instead of conventional steel constructions. Thanks to a special Kömmerling silicone adhesive, the elements blend harmoniously into the architecture without the need for additional mechanical safety.
Constructive components as a media platform
By the end of the 19th century, the façades of the buildings were used as billboards with the help of neon signs. With Kömmerling, the media platforms can be integrated directly into the facade as a constructive component. The G-Smatt glass developed by Kömmerling and G-SMATT is both a screen and a component. The glass has practically the transparency of laminated glass, which makes the previous architectural and visual compromises of the facades used with supports superfluous, between design, transparency and efficiency.