Kommerling 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 Kommerling 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.”
Chris Davis, Composites Manager at Kommerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH said:
“Kommerling 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.”
Kommerling’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
The gFT Research Group consists of a core research team based at the Department of Engineering, University ofCambridge 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/
Kommerling 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.
Kommerling Chemische Fabrik has been awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.