New to Australia, 3M VHB structural glazing tape is a high-performance bonding material used to attach glass to structural glazing frames, replacing structural silicone sealants. This clean-line fixing method offers improved aesthetics and design flexibility. Unlike silicone, SGT requires no cure time, enabling the glazed units to be completed and installed within hours.
Recent performance tests to the industry glazing standard AS4284:2008 were conducted by CSIRO and reviewed by Connell Wagner Facade Systems. 3M structural glazing tape performed to four times the design load, demonstrating the ability to withstand extreme deflection within a typical curtain wall system.
SGT has been used in projects globally for over 18 years. Local projects such as the Hyperdome and the National Portrait Gallery in the ACT have already demonstrated the benefits of this new technology.