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Kömmerling's liquid composite partner in Estonia, Andrese Klaasi, is manufacturing and installing replacement panels for the famous War of Independence Victory Monument, located in Freedom Square,Tallinn, Estonia. Illuminated from inside, the structure, known as ”Liberates”, provides a stunning centrepiece to the ancient capital city.

Damage to the monument over the last four years has led to the replacement of six panels with another due for installation in the near future. Each panel is two metres long and varies in width between 650mm to 950mm. The glass has a depth of 50mm so the weight of the panels varies from 160kg up to 240kg. The panels have a strict specification covering the, thick, heavily decorative, tempered and textured laminated glass and are manufactured in the Andrese Klaasi AS plant , where the Ködiguard liquid composite is applied. The passive curing and complicity with textured surfaces and asymmetrical substrates of the composite makes it the ideal product for this unusual project. Upon completion each panel will  then be structurally bolted to the memorial.

Chairman of Andrese Klaasi AS, Gerd Veelma, explained; "It is an honour to work on this memorial and to have our experience and expertise in the use of glass in construction recognised. Our capabilities have been greatly improved as a result of our recent developments and investment in processing the Kömmerling range of liquid laminating materials. This versatile range of laminating products allows us to offer products for sound reduction, safety, security and mechanical applications."

"Libertas" was designed by Rainer Sternfeld, Andri Laidre,Kadri Kiho and Anto Savi and erected in 2009 after decades of discussion. The memorial is dedicated to those who fell for the Estonia during the War of Independence in 1918–1920 with Russia..

Andrese Klaasi AS was founded in 1995 and now has two plants in Estonia. Its primary activity is glass and mirror processing, producing  and supplying IGU and laminated glass across the Baltic and Scandinavian regions.  Andrese Klaasi AS has been awarded ISO 9001 and the majority of its products are CE certified. For more information visit www.andresklaas.ee

Kodiguard is part of a range of liquid composites which also includes Koediphone™ Acoustic, Koediguard™ UVS UV Blocker, Koediguard™ Safety available in ultra violet or three-part exothermic curing products.  High performance manual attack and Ballistic products can also be manufactured using liquid composite material. For more information on any of the above email enquiries@kommerlinguk.com or contact Chris Davis 0044 7547174214, chris.davis@koe-chemie.de

Source: Koemmerling, 05. March 2015

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Close up of glass Panels*

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The 'Libertas' monument, Tallinn*

 

Background

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality adhesives and sealants. Its European headquarters and extensive research and development facilities are in Pirmasens, Germany and it has a network of subsidiaries, sales offices and sales partners, in more than 80 different countries.  Members of the group have over 110 years experience of the development of adhesives and sealants. In particular the company has established itself as an innovative market leader in provision of Polysulfide, Polyurethane, Silicone and Polyisobutylene sealants for the automotive, insulating glass and photovoltaic industries.  In 2013 the company became a group member of Royal Adhesives and Sealants.

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik has been awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.

For more information visit www.kommerlinguk.com or www.koe-chemie.com

KOEMMERLING Chemische Fabrik GmbH supports Research at Cambridge University's Glass and Façade Technology Research Group

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH announced today that it is supplying both materials and expertise to support several of the research projects currently being undertaken by Cambridge University's Glass and Façade Technology, (gFT), Research Group. The Group, which is led by Dr Mauro Overend, aims to provide solutions to real world challenges in the field of structural glass and façade engineering through fundamental and application-driven research.

Dr Overend said; "We are delighted that Koemmerling has agreed to work with our research group. The company's undoubted R&D expertise combined with its extensive experience of structural glass applications are the perfect complement to our own thinking and desire to take the use of glass to the next level."

"Koemmerling has an excellent reputation for continued investment in research and development at its German headquarters. We are really excited about the opportunities that this agreement presents and look forward to sharing our knowledge and also learning from Dr Overend and his team," commented Chris Davis, Composites Manager at Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH.

Koemmerling's liquid composite range has recently been refined and several products have already been used successfully in a range of applications including bonding fire glass, bonding multi-layered toughened and textured glass, bonding to manufactured DGU specifications (meeting Low E compliance) and bonding glass and alternative materials together. They are also being utilised in curved glass applications.

UK Website upgraded

The work with Cambridge University coincides with the upgrading of the company's UK website which now includes a new page dedicated to the liquid composite range. It contains strong images of just some of the vast range of applications for which these products are suitable along with a simple table that acts as an initial guide for product selection. To find this information and more details about the company's entire range visit www.kommerlinguk.com

 

November 11, 2013

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Phone: +49 6331 56-2330
Fax: +49 6331 56-1110
E-Mail: marketing@koe-chemie.de
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Background

The gFT Research Group consists of a core research team based at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge supported by a multi-disciplinary network of collaborators in other research centres and in industry. This set-up enables the group to approach problems and identify opportunities across the disciplines.

The group was founded by Dr Mauro Overend in 2005 and was originally based at the University of Nottingham. The group moved to the University of Cambridge in 2007. For more information about the gFT research group visit http://www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk/gft/

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality adhesives and sealants. Its European headquarters and extensive research and development facilities are in Pirmasens, Germany and it has a network of subsidiaries, sales offices and sales partners, in more than 80 different countries.  Members of the group have over 110 years experience of the development of adhesives and sealants. In particular the company has established itself as an innovative market leader in provision of Polysulfide, Polyurethane, Silicone and Polyisobutylene sealants for the insulating glass, photovoltaic, and automotive industries.

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik has been awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.

For more information visit www.kommerlinguk.com or www.koe-chemie.com

KOMMERLING and G-Smatt Glass consolidate their relationship with a series of exploratory meetings with key UK engineers and architects.

Eckersley O'Callaghan team enthused by possibilities opened up by 'architainment' glass. New glass laminating resin developed to overcome challenges.

G-Smatt Glass, CEO Ho Joon Lee, was joined by Chris Davis of Kommerling for a series of high level meetings in the UK as G-Smatt starts to plan its move into the UK and wider European markets. The two companies have worked closely over the last few years to develop a ground breaking construction grade laminated glass with minute LEDs that bestows the glass with media functionality.

"We have now successfully installed our product in over 50 different buildings in the Far East and Asia. It has been well received and is transforming buildings that were eyesores into destination city landmarks. With the continuing investment in new developments both in London and other major metropolitan centres we feel that it is the right time to start making the key players aware of this product's potential. Not only does it deliver on all the construction criteria but it will enable the shell of a building to generate more profit for the developer if used correctly," explained Ho Joon.

One of the organisations that was privy to a full presentation about the products capabilities was Eckersley O'Callaghan where more than a dozen engineers were able to see videos of existing installations and find out more about the possibilities offered by this construction grade glass, with benefits. "This glass will allow us as engineers to deliver buildings and facades that have a dynamic appeal. The impact that an installation of this type will have on the surrounding cityscape is hard to evaluate but there is the potential to put more traditional media displays and external lighting installations in the shade," commented Sanmukh Bawa, engineer with the company. Other companies also showing an interest in the product include Arups, Hamilton-Erskine and ICON.

G-Smatt also have plans in place to open an office in Los Angeles later this summer to serve the American market.

The small LEDs are placed at regular intervals approx 40-90mm apart, depending on the specification and when viewed from the inside there is less than 0.3% reduction in visibility through the glass. This is considerably less than when one of the current alternatives such as an overlay or frame structure is used which can give the impression of being in a cage or prison cell when viewed by the building's occupants. Even when illuminated at night people within the building will not be dazzled by reflection as less than 10% of the light emitted by the LED's is reflected back into the building.

The science within the glass

Kommerling has worked closely with G-Smatt's development team to make this innovative glass a commercial reality. The company's R&D team in Pirmasens, Germany has developed a new formulation for the resin that is used to bond the two layers of glass around the encapsulated LEDs. There were several complex issues that had to be accommodated, namely:

- a passive curing profile was required to avoid high temperatures and pressures damaging the embedded LED and FPCB components. - the resin had to be compatible with and not compromised by the presence of the adhesives used to secure the LEDs

- the conductive adhesive that fixes FPCBs onto the FTO coated glass would be dissolved by a traditional glazing sealant

and finally the resin had to have a similar refractive index as the glass and was required to cure without any bubbles, otherwise these would become greatly illuminated once the LEDs were lit on.

 

Source: Koemmerling, January 27, 2015

 

Background

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality adhesives and sealants. Its European headquarters and extensive research and development facilities are in Pirmasens, Germany and it has a network of subsidiaries, sales offices and sales partners, in more than 80 different countries.  Members of the group have over 110 years experience of the development of adhesives and sealants. In particular the company has established itself as an innovative market leader in provision of Polysulfide, Polyurethane, Silicone and Polyisobutylene sealants for the automotive, insulating glass and photovoltaic industries.  In 2013 the company became a group member of Royal Adhesives and Sealants.

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik has been awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.

For more information visit www.kommerlinguk.com or www.koe-chemie.com

Request further information and send a copy of your publication to:

Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH
Dr. Knut Göke
Zweibrücker Str. 200
66954 Pirmasens
Germany
Phone: +49 6331 56-2330
Fax: +49 6331 56-1110
E-Mail: marketing@koe-chemie.de
www.koe-chemie.de

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