GlassKote USA, located in Bridgeport, Conn., has announced its glass color
coatings have test results demonstrating green properties. The company says its
products do not have isocyanates, a harmful chemical, often found in color treatments,
which have been proven to cause chronic illness.
"To our knowledge, GlassKote is the only isocyanate-free, two-part glass
coating available in North America," said Warren Belkin, principal of GlassKote
USA. "We are committed to bringing safety and security to companies that
are involved in the architectural glass industry, homeowners and businesses that
live with these materials."
The company also says it recently received test data from independent, certified
testing labs in which the GlassKote product was tested to have pull-off adhesion
strength of more than 2100 pounds per square inch. It has approvals for structural
silicone applications as well.
DL Labs of Brooklyn, N.Y., conducted ASTM testing for GlassKote USA. The following
tests were performed: chemical resistance, ASTM D 1308; adhesion, ASTM D 3359;
pull off adhesion strength, ASTM D 4541; pencil hardness, ASTM D 3363; humidity
resistance ASTM 4585; blistering after humidity test, ASTM D 714; adhesion after
humidity test, ASTM D 3359; and MEK solvent rubs ASTM D 4572/D 3732.
The structural sealant/weatherseal testing was done by Dow Corning.