MICROSENSORS IN ADHESIVE COMPOUNDS: A LONG WAY OFF?

Bonding has gradually become one of the most important joining techniques. As a result, the modern mechanics mainly plays out in a multi-material context.

We know that in order to be able to make the most of the strong properties of the different materials and components, we have to coordinate the connection techniques to be applied and must pay sufficient attention to the application. Sustainability and recyclability are central here.

An important element and challenge is monitoring and predicting the functional lifespan of a multi-material construction.
As a result of the rapid evolution towards a higher level of adhesive joints, the prediction of the functional lifespan is Read more

CEDAR AS CLADDING MATERIAL

TWEHA is usually involved in ventilated façade cladding with panels of different, mostly beautiful and durable, materials.

However, we are moved to grief when we see a façade cladded with cedar wood. Cedar is a durable softwood timber usually sourced in North America. Its colour is beautiful brownish red and because of its durable properties it has been used in recent years as a cladding for buildings.

But even the most durable type of wood must be protected against penetrating moisture. In humid conditions, every type of Read more

GET RID OF CAULKING TUBES!

Do you know that each year worldwide as much as 2.5 billion pieces mastic tubes (in comparison: 80 times the volume of the Titanic, every year) ending up in the garbage disposal?

The care and conservation of the environment has always been one of TWEHA’s major concerns. Sustaining our lifestyle and the crucial environmental balance that this implies requires specific policies and tangible actions. TWEHA has always been well ahead of market trends in this area, and for more than 30 years has been implementing improvements to its production systems, aimed at minimising their impact on the environment.

TWEHA’s environmental strategy goes far beyond the optimisation of Read more

DO YOU NEED TO APPLY A JOINT PROFILE?

For many years TWEHA advises to omit the use of joint profiles in combination with more or less porous materials, such as natural stone or cement fiber panels.
Where porous materials and liquids meet, capillarity can occur.
Capillarity is the power of liquids to creep up in small spaces (slit) without the help of external forces. If the gap in which water is located is small enough, the surface tension and the adhesive force will cause the liquid to be drawn into the gap, as a result of which the porous façade sheets will continually come into contact with water and at long last will fill up with small amounts of water.

Fungal growth, green deposits and crumbling edges are the result.

CONTINUING OUR SUCCESS STORIES

TWEHA has been around for 30 years now, primarily used in projects in the Netherlands and subsequentely in thousands of projects all over the world.

The bonding system was improved over the years and is still further developed. It is the standard in the Netherlands and also used in many international projects. Please have a look at our list of succes stories on our website.