About Nils Braune

Nils Braune ist Journalist, Kameramann und TV-Redakteur. Teilnehmer*innen der Kombischulungen Dach-Praxis und Schnittstelle Baustelle kennen ihn, weil er dort die Live-Übertragungen und Aufzeichnungen unterstützt. Bei pro clima Online-Seminaren ist er als Kameramann anzutreffen. Zudem supportet er die pro clima Redaktion (Blogs, proclima.tv und Bauradio). Nils Braune is a journalist, cameraman and TV producer. Participants in our combined training course on roofing practice and the interface with building sites will know him as he provides support with live broadcasts and recording. He is also familiar as a cameraman for pro clima online seminars. In addition, he provides support for pro clima’s content editors (blogs, proclima.tv and ‘Bauradio’).

Solutions for sealing all windows – Humidity-variable and full-surface adhesive: the new window sealing tape from pro clima

Simple window installation with CONTEGA SOLIDO IQ

It can be used on the interior or exterior, transports undesirable moisture out of window joints and is full-surface adhesive. The new joint adhesive tape from pro clima – CONTEGA SOLIDO IQ – will make the installation of windows easier and will provide protection against damage to structures. When installed on the inside, it is vapour-retarding and airtight; when used on the outside, it is resistant to driving rain, open to diffusion and windtight.

Window sealing tape Contega Solido IQ
Simplifies stock management and helps to prevent installation errors: CONTEGA SOLIDO IQ. The intelligent window joint adhesive tape for interior and exterior use.
Installation window sealing tape Contega Solido IQ
Full-surface adhesive, intelligent window sealing tape for interior and exterior use. New from pro clima: CONTEGA SOLIDO IQ.

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BAU 2019: At Stand 200 in Hall B6, the focus is on healthier buildings

pro clima presents projects, products and a guiding principle

How does the selection of construction materials and the professional handling of these materials influence the construction of healthy buildings to live in? This is just one of the questions that MOLL pro clima is considering at BAU 2019. The overall issue of healthier buildings is the focus of the trade fair presence of pro clima, the specialist in windtightness and airtightness. At the heart of Stand 200 in Hall B6, we will be presenting our joint projects with the Sentinel Haus Institut – such as the current research project “My Future Office”, which deals with sustainable, healthier office buildings. However, a significant amount of space is also dedicated to both new and tried-and-tested products that pro clima has developed with the issue of healthy living environments very much in the foreground.

Finding out more, discussing technical issues, experiencing new products at BAU 2019: At the pro clima Stand 200 in Hall B6, everything will be focused on windtight and airtight building envelopes and their importance for achieving healthier buildings.

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Reliable planning and implementation of window joints

Joints to other building components are always challenging: they are just a few millimetres in width, but have to offer the same performance as an exterior wall with a thickness of 40 centimetres. Alongside the external influences that act on a building component, there are also laws and standards that stipulate requirements that joints have to fulfil. The wishes of clients or investors are additional considerations that have to be taken into account. The quality and performance of window joints are dependent on good planning, installation according to the three-layer principle, and the choice of materials used.

Careful installation is important in order to ensure the performance of the building envelope and to avoid structural damage and mould. The design principle of three functional layers must be taken into account during planning and installation

The design principle – The joint is what counts!

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Always on hand and easy to use: TESCON SPRIMER – the new spray-on primer from pro clima

Dried-out products in paint cans and the time-consuming cleaning of brushes are no longer a problem with the new TESCON SPRIMER.

There will generally be dust present anywhere that bonding primer is being applied. Primer liquids and brushes can easily become dirty. TESCON SPRIMER now provides a solution to these problems: this innovative primer is applied directly from a spray can, which means that it stays clean – and you don’t to worry about accidentally knocking over cans of primer or having them dry out either! This spray-on primer is ready to use in an instant, can be applied at precisely the right location thanks to the adjustable nozzle, and has the same application properties that you are familiar with from other pro clima bonding primers.

Application also possible at temperatures below zero Celsius

Simply shake the can forcefully a few times and you’re ready to start applying TESCON SPRIMER, even during frosty conditions. The bonding primer penetrates deep into the application surface and strengthens dusty subsurfaces or subsurfaces with insufficient load-bearing capacity. It is permitted for wood fibre underlay panels and other similarly absorbent subsurfaces to be still somewhat moist when the primer is sprayed on. Work can also be continued on these surfaces – for example, the TESCON VANA all-round adhesive tape or the adhesive sealing tapes for plaster in the CONTEGA family of products can be applied without any waiting time being necessary. However, TESCON SPRIMER must dry fully for it to achieve its final level of strength.

TESCON SPRIMER can be sprayed on at precisely the location where a reliable adhesive bond is to be created.

Focus on health issues

Installation technicians have often enquired to pro clima about a primer that could be applied from a spray can, reports Michael Förster, an Application Technology specialist at this Schwetzingen-based airtightness and windtightness specialist company: “It took a while to create a product to meet this need, as we wanted our new primer to be a lot better in terms of environmental friendliness and occupational health and safety than the spray-on primers that are already available on the market.”

“The advantage of spray-on primers is that they are significantly easier to work with than similar products in bottles. After all, you don’t need a brush and you can apply the product precisely where you need it by spraying it on. No lumps form in the primer either. I am delighted that pro clima is now able to offer TESCON SPRIMER – as I know that a lot of attention has been paid to sustainability and that the propellant is not harmful to my health or the health of my colleagues,” says the master carpenter and construction engineer Alexander Erny from Mannheim. He is also impressed by the ease of use of TESCON SPRIMER. The spray can is handy to carry around and is always on hand when he needs it.

TESCON SPRIMER is available from dealers in cans with volumes of 400 and 750 millilitres. Other new products from pro clima can be found at www.proclima.de

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A new type of airtightness seal: spray-on or brush-on liquid film from pro clima

This innovative product impresses with its wide range of possible applications

Spraying instead of sticking: AEROSANA VISCON can be used to create a new type of vapour retarder and airtightness seal.

Who says that airtightness films always have to come as sheeting in roll form? With AEROSANA VISCON, there is now a liquid vapour retarder and airtightness layer than can be sprayed directly onto surfaces to be sealed. When it dries out, the acrylic dispersion turns into a durable, seamless elastic protective layer. Suitable subsurfaces include non-plastered masonry, porous panel-form materials and membranes too. With its humidity-variable sd value, AEROSANA VISCON is suitable for interior air sealing and also for protected outdoor areas. The spray film is water-based and has achieved excellent values in the hazardous substance test. Continue reading

Why do adhesives stick?

Adhesive tapes: how do they work, what should they be able to do, and what can they do?

Carpenter uses adhesive tape to seal a building

Considerable lengths of various adhesive tapes are used when sealing buildings.
A carpenter can be seen here sticking the interior corners of a window when working on the interior of a fire station.

Adhesive tapes are used as bonding aids in a wide range of applications in the creation of airtight building envelopes. Several hundred metres of tape are often used on a single building! Adhesive tapes have become established as bonding agents for these applications (just as nails are the standard solution for timber structures). They have to fulfil their functions for a number of decades to ensure that the building in question fulfils the standards expected by the energy consultant and by the building client. This article provides an overview of adhesive technology and the key properties of adhesive tapes typically used in construction. Continue reading