Want to Improve Field Performance? Consider Muntin Mounting Tapes

5/1/08

By Michael D. Martin
Adhesives Research

Simulated divided lites continue to be a desirable design option for residential windows in North America. In fact, you probably use them in your products. Estimate by Fry Consulting Inc. show that more than 90 percent of manufacturers include some type of grids. Up to 62 percent of these companies use a pressure-sensitive foam or extruded tape as the primary meands of attachment. Given the increasing performance requirements of this application, manufacturers are seeking a more robust tape product that is designed specifically for attaching simulated divided lites.