Adhesive sealants, also known as hybrid sealants or combined sealants, offer an innovative solution to sealing, with the flexibility and elasticity of a sealant and the high strength and durability of an adhesive. This makes them a perfect adhesive for gap filling and general-purpose adhesion between two surfaces. The sealants and adhesives once dried can be painted over and are weatherproof, making them ideal for a variety of bonding and sealing applications.
Combined adhesives and sealants are versatile as they combine silicone and polyurethane sealant to create a multipurpose sealant that can bond with a range of materials, such as concrete, wood, metal and plastic. In general, adhesive sealants benefit from low odour, a large temperature range and good movement capability. They offer a good initial grab rate, which gives them more flexibility, whilst also being very resilient. The adhesives are UV stable, and do not yellow or degrade.
The new adhesive technologies of a hybrid adhesive can bond with a wide range of substances and materials, making them useful in both interior and exterior applications. They come in a variety of colours, sometime clear, and can also be painted over. Relevant applications may include glazing and windows, flooring, and as a gap filler.