A room with a view: Chemique boosts efficiency by providing a one component polyurethane adhesive
Future Rooms based near Gloucester, design, manufacture and install a stunning range of garden rooms that create space and style in any garden. Their garden rooms offer a low maintenance, easily installed, cost-effective solution to improving a home by creating additional family or leisure space.
Until recently, Future Rooms were buying SIP panels that were ready built from an outside source. A SIP Panel, or sandwich panel as they are also known, is an insulating layer of rigid core insulation adhered to two layers of structural board. It is then pressed together under a uniform force until the adhesive has set, resulting in an extremely strong structural insulated panel (SIP).
In 2019, Future Rooms decided to take full control of their production costs and build their own SIP panels onsite, which are used in the manufacture of their garden room and office range.
“We wanted a partner that could offer a complete package to assist us in manufacturing the panels,” explained Richard Kocerhan, Owner and MD of Future Rooms. “Chemique were able to provide extensive knowledge in panel lamination, recommend the correct adhesive, as well as supply the most suitable adhesive application equipment for the job.”
“Following an initial meeting, it became apparent that a degree of semi-automation was required for making the panels and so we trialled our portable rake system in conjunction with a single component, moisture curing polyurethane adhesive from our Solfre range,” said Phil Carter, Chemique Adhesives Business Development Manager.
Easy application rake system
This was the perfect combination and allowed Future Rooms to efficiently produce high quality laminated panels with an easy to use and cost-effective dispensing system. This method also reduces waste and is much cleaner and user friendly compared to more traditional methods of manual application.
The adhesive used with the rake system is Solfre 1 – a single component, polyurethane product. Solfre 1 is suitable for a variety of applications such as construction panels, truck building, caravan panels and many similar uses where a permanent structural bond is required. Its unique formulation provides superior resistance to chemicals, heat, humidity and thermal shock.
Chemique Adhesives also has a team of service engineers on hand, providing assurance that in the event of a breakdown, this can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. The company’s Total Service Package includes tailor-made adhesive solutions combined with full engineering and technical support. Service contracts are also available for added peace of mind.
For further details on our Solfre range or any of our adhesive application equipment then please get in touch by clicking on the link below.
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